Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Friendzy Friday-- Fabric Blossoms

Fabric is making such a huge impact on scrapbooking right now with all the cool flowers and trim. I thought I would try to make my own fabric blossoms for this week's Friendzy Friday..

You'll need some thin cotton fabric, matching thread, sewing needle, and sharp scissors.

Cut fabric into a strip. Mine measured approx. 2.5 inches by 6 inches.

Fold strip in half lengthwise. Begin rolling your blossom from the narrow end. Be sure to hold the bottom tightly.

Twist and fold the layers as you roll up the fabric. Don't worry if the fabric begins to fray. I think that adds to the look of the blossom! You sort of need three hands for this, but do your best. You will be stitching your flower from the bottom so you can catch any stray folds then.

When you are finished rolling up all the fabric, fold over and tuck in some of the edges until you are happy with the shape of your blossom.

Keeping hold of the end firmly, stitch up the bottom of the blossom with the coordinating thread. You may also need to tack down any stray folds.

I then sewed the blossoms onto a small piece of stiff white cardstock to make it easier to adhere them to my card base. Some bling, ribbon, Bella sentiment stamp, and a heat embossed butterfly finished off my card.

Can't wait to see your blossom creations from fabric!


Avril Tanner said...

Such a cool idea with the flowers!

Deanna said...

Shut it, this is amazing girl!