Thursday, September 23, 2010

Friendzy Friday-Flat Fabric Flowers

For this Friendzy Friday I thought I would make flat fabric flowers. Say that five times fast! It is so much fun to add fabric to our scrapbooking projects. You will need some fabric, sharp scissors, sewing machine, and chalk or pencil for tracing.

Fold fabric in half, right sides together, and trace or free hand a flower. I traced a chipboard flower.

Cut it out and sew all the way around your flower. Or sew around your traced lines first and then cut out your flower. Trim close to the seam. Cut a small notch in the back of your flower, cutting only through one layer. This will allow you to turn your flower right side out.

Carefully turn your flower right side out. The cut side is the back and won't show on your project. You can top stitch around the edges for an added detail as I did on the left flower. You can also sew in a few "dimples" or tucks in your flower to give it a bit more dimension.

Here I added one of my flowers to this layout of St. John's, Newfoundland. A button and some floss really finished it off.

And I used another flower on this card. A button and some hemp cord finished it off!

Hope you have fun with fabric to make some flat flowers!


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Avril Tanner said...

Totally adorable flowers! and such a cool idea!