How to make fabric flowers using a Kanzashi flower tool. This round petal Kanzashi flower tutorial is easy to do and great for making hair clips, floral headbands and fabric flower pins.
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Kanzashi are hair ornaments used in Japanese hairstyles. A kanzashi flower is traditionally made from folded cloth. You can use these fabric flowers for hair clips, headbands, to decorate frames, and even create floral centerpieces.
To make the flowers I used a Clover kanzashi flower tool. 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.
Fabric Flower Maker
- Kanzashi Flower Maker another great option is this Daisy Flower Tool Maker
- Fabric square slightly larger than flower tool
- Buttons – these pearl buttons are beautiful
How to make fabric flowers
- 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.
- Trim off 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.
- 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 fabric 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.
these are so sweet!
These flowers are adorable. So much fun. I would love for you to share at my Tasty Thursdays linky party going on right now. Thanks, Nichi – The Mandatory Mooch
Great tutoral. These are pretty and versitile. Thank you so much for sharing.
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Lorie » Thank Lorie! I hope you have a great weekend!
Are these washable? I would love to put them on my girl’s
Anita » Hi Anita, I haven’t tried washing them. I would assume they’re like shirts with flowers on them from the store. They might get a little wrinkled? If I ever add them to shirts I’ll let you know my results. Thanks for stopping by! :)
Thank you Crystal! I’m off to find the flower tool to give it a whirl.
If I get them on the t-shirts & washed, I’ll let you know too.
Your flowers are lovely! Thanks for the tutorial.
These are so fun! I’m sure my little girls would love some for their hair!
We love your beautiful flowers. Thank you for using Clover tools.
Wow.. Those flowers are amazing.. That tool is a must have!
You make it look so easy Crystal :) Pinned and featuring tonight. Thanks so much for partying at Mom On Timeout!
wow – these are super cool and very versatile. I can’t wait to go buy that tool. Thanks for sharing the idea.
Can’t wait to play
have a great Easter weekend
I love these flowers, I make some that are similar, but not as fast as these look, I may have to go and buy this product to make some for my granddaughter.
There’s a tool to do these? LOL Who knew…I just kind of make them.
LOVE these!! So cute. And I love your fabric choices too! I featured these on my blog today, check it out here: https://www.unoriginalmom.com/original-fridays-2/
I liked them so much I went out and bought the tool. I’m anxious to see if I can make them. Thanks for sharing.
I really love those flowers and they look pretty easy.. what is the name of the flower making tool did I miss that? these would well for flip flops, head bands, bracelets, shirts a variety of things thanks.
Dot StHilaire » Clover is the brand and they make several different flower shapes. You can find them in the sewing aisle at most craft sores. Thanks for stopping by, I hope that helps! :)
Making small ones and atchting them to some wire or elastic band to make a flow crown? (With othter patterns and maybe other flowers?
Just got an iPad found out about all the crafts from the crafty ladies group at church . I love be getting the tool appreciate all the information.
Where can I get the plates?