Wednesday, 6 June 2012

FELT FLOWERS TUTORIAL

Felt flowers are a great decoration for many different purposes. I will use these flowers in my next project, where tin cans and old bottles will get a new life. I just looooooovvveee recycled crafts.

But first we’ll have to learn how to make these cute flowers. Let’s start from the outcome:
Flower number 1:



Flower number 2


You will need: a piece of felt (or wool.. or any other thick fabric), needle and thread.
Flower number 1:

Cut 5 felt-circles. (I used 1 dollar coin as a template. )


 Fold the circle, and push the needle trough the other end (and of course you have a threaded needle, and a big knot in the end of the thread).
 Add the rest 4 circles.
  Sew trough. I sew twice trough all 5, just to make sure.
 Spread the petals to flower shape, tighten the thread and then finish with a knot.


Flower number 2:

Cut a felt circle. I used a bottom of a glass as a template.  
Cut the circle to a spiral.

Start rolling the flower from the inner end. (At this stage, the needle in the picture is just to hold the form while I’m taking the picture)

When you are ready, stitch twice trough the flower to secure it. I have seen tutorials that use glue to secure the flower, but I like to sew it. If you use glue, then glue the last roll.


There you are!

And at the next blog at the end of this week, I’ll show you how did I use these flowers.
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8 comments:

Nectaria said...

lovely! Thanks for sharing the instructions. Just what I was looking for!

Jennifer Tippit said...

Thank you so much for your simple, easy and gorgeous tutorial! It was exactly what I was looking for! Especially the rolled flower. Other tutorials I followed left me with an ugly mess somehow but these turned out gorgeous and just like the picture!

Rainy Days' Joy said...

Thank you, glad you liked it!

Queenie said...

Thank you. This is what I was looking for long time.

Anonymous said...

Love your page, so simple and clean. Easy tutorial, thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Love your flowers, easy tutorial and gorgeous results!! :)

Anonymous said...

I tried making the peony. There are no clear directions on getting the petals into the final formation. I am having to improvise a few steps at the end and am not happy with the results. I think this was a waste of my time and material. Oh well, live and learn! Still, a pretty looking picture and fun idea. Thanks for sharing your version.

oluwaseun said...

Thank you for the tutorial. It was really easy to follow.