Hey friends! I’ve been a little MIA this week soaking up the 80 degree weather we’re having. Spring is definitely here in California with gorgeous sunny days and flowers blooming all around. This weekend we have plans to start getting our garden ready for planting, the kids are really looking forward to it! If Spring hasn’t arrived where you are and you’re ready for bright, colorful flowers then you’ll like this fabric flower tutorial. This round petal Kanzashi flower tutorial is so easy to make that you’ll be hooked once you get started.
You can use these fabric flowers for hair clips, headbands, to decorate frames with, and even create flower centerpieces with. Next week I’ll show you a few ideas of what I’m making with them and a few other flower shapes.
To make the flowers I used the Clover kanzashi flower tool at Hobby Lobby. I also saw the tools at Jo-Ann, Michaels, and on Amazon. The original method of making kanzashi flowers involves cutting a square piece of fabric and folding it into a petal. This little tool makes is easy to create the petals with very little work involved. Here is a quick tutorial on how to make round petal kanzashi flowers:
Kanzashi Flower Maker
Fabric square slightly larger than flower tool
Cut a square piece of fabric and lay it right side up. Place the plate on top then “sandwich” the flower in between the plates and snap close.
Remove the excess fabric.
Tie a large knot at the end of your thread and begin sewing through the plate. The plate is numbered, making it easy to know where to start and where the stitches should go. I’m telling you, this tool makes these flowers very easy to make!
Once you reach the end point open the plate and carefully pull the thread to create a petal.
Using the same thread continue making petals and pulling them closer together until you have five petals complete.
Once you reach the end tie the beginning knot and the end of the thread together. The tool instructions say to sew through the first petal but I found it made the first petal appear too tight. If you find that your flower is too loose then sew through the first petal and tie a knot.
Glue a small piece of felt on the bottom and add a button or rhinestone on top to finish the flower.
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