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From: Sandragam
Date: 09-16-2006, 12:04 PM (1 of 3)
Do any of you know how to make the flowers from fabric? I am sewing quite a bit for my little granddaughter, and would like to know how to make fabric flowers to help decorate the little dresses and hats that I make for her. I did a Google search and came up with a few ideas, but none are like the ones I saw on Ebay several months ago. The flowers were full and it looked like the petals had been serged around all of the edges. I wish now that I had paid more attention to how they were made. Can any of you help me on this?

Thanks for all the neat ideas and things that I am learning on this forum. I look forward to coming here almost every day, and appreciate the fact that all of you are sharing such neat ideas!
User: Sandragam
Member since: 06-21-2006
Total posts: 13
From: AndreaSews
Date: 09-16-2006, 10:11 PM (2 of 3)
Well, I don't know that I've seen the flowers you're referring to, but I do know a couple of methods. THere's one that looks like a rose. For that, you cut a bias strip, say 2 inches wide and 10 inches long, fold in half legthwise, press. Then by hand do a running stitch along the raw edge. Now pull the thread taught, and the strip will wind up, coiling around itself. Make a few stitches through the underside, by those raw edges, and it'll stay put. Fiddle around a bit, and you can make some leaves to go on either side of it. The other one I learned calls for a square of fabric, and it is folded in just a certain way, a LOT like origami, and then tacked in place to look like a single flower petal. You make about 10 or 12 of them and string them together at the pointy ends, pull them taught, and it looks like a daisy. This one I found in a tutorial on There are pics to help you along. Try with a square of paper first, and it'll quickly make sense. Makes a GREAT hat ornament, but I did a little one and put it on my little girl's dress.
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
From: Miss Spring
Date: 10-07-2006, 11:36 PM (3 of 3)
I made a few fabric flowers from my own pattern and I didnt really care for them.

I checked out the and all I can say is WOW! They are so cute.
Thanks for sharing.

User: Miss Spring
Member since: 05-03-2006
Total posts: 87
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