This is the second of 3 posts my mom is joining as a guest crafter. She brought her silk flower supplies and showed me how to make a few different kinds of flowers. These fabric flowers are great as hair clips for kids. These flowers are very similar to the last post (Lace & Fabric Flowers). A few changes gave it an entirely different look.
For this flower we used coordinating fabrics and a sheer fabric with dots.
You will want to have at least one solid fabric to make it stand out. We used what I had in my stash but you could use less solid fabric and more sheer fabric or lace to give it a fancier look. You could even through in some character fabric.
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- Sheer Fabric
- Green Fabric (Optional)
- Coordinating Thread
- Hair Clip
- Hot Glue Gun
- Basic Sewing Supplies
- Flower Template
Flower Hair Instructions:
Cut several sets of fabric petals. You can free hand your petals or use the template in the Tools section of this post. We used 5 sets of solid fabric and 2 sets of sheer fabric. Download. They do not need to be perfect, you won’t notice once they are put together. You want to have at least 5 layers of petals, ours had 7.
Alternate the petals to create your flower. Turn the petals slightly so they do not overlap perfectly. Try to bring the more sheer fabric to the front where it’ll stand out.
Once you are happy with the petals, sew a few stitches through the middle of the petals then sew the button through the same spot. We used a bright blue button that contrasted with the fabric to make it pop.
Forming The Flower
Once you have sewn your button onto the flower petals you will make 4 big stitches around the flower. You want the stitches to be about ½ in away from the button or beads. I used pink thread to make the stitches stand out but white would have been a better choice to hide the thread.
Once you’ve gone all the way around the flower you can pull the thread to bring the petals together. Make a knot at the back of the flower close to the petals. You want to make sure it is tight. Instead of a knot you can also make a few small stitches that don’t go all the way through, then go under those stitches to end your thread.
The bottom of your flower can be covered by a green calyx. If you want a calyx cut one from your green fabric and hot glue the it to the bottom of your flower. You can also glue your knot if you aren’t sure it will stay. If you are going to glue a pin or hair clip you can then hot glue it to the calyx or the back petal.
Your hair clip is ready to wear. These turned out super cute. What did you use for your hair clip?
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