DIY [ACCESSORY] FLOWER
here is the promised tutorial for the fabric flower I showed you in CLICK
First of all I need to say that this is an tutorial I made, because I couldn't find one with a result I liked. There are millions of other tutorials, but not exactly like this. I created the pattern myself and came to like it that way. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I hope I'm explaining it well...
WHAT YOU NEED:
Fabric, the lighter the better( chiffon is perfect, but I'm using old curtain fabric for that one)
pins(if you do it for the first time, I'd recommend pins!)
thread (1x the color of you fabric, 1x gold or yellow for the seed beads)
yellow seed beads (approx. 30 for a medium-sized flower)
(you can create stencils first, if you like)
Draw the shapes on you fabric& cut them out.
Basically it's just a leaf-like shape (needed 5x), a large strip with two semicircle-ends (needed 3-4x) & a smaller version of that stripe (needed 4x). The bigger you cut them out, the bigger the flower gets.
Tack(sew loosely with large stitched) one half of each piece and leave over a short piece of thread on each side. Now you pull the thread so the fabric is fluting like in ruffles. Knot the ends and do the same with every piece. Now you have the petals.
Take the white thread( or whatever colour you chose for your flower) and sew together the petals in "circles". Attach each big petal to another big petal. Do the same with the smaller version of the petals, but not with the smallest! You attach them to the flower piece by piece later.
Having the two "petal rings" finished you sew them on top of eachother, but be careful: one shouldn't see the thread when you look at the front of the flower.
Now we create the "stamp" with the seed beads and the golden/yellow thread. Start of with knotting one seed bead to the thread. Then you thread 5-8 seed beads on the golden/yellow thread and fix them by sewing one up one down along the just threaded seed beads. Thread the next 5-8 seed beads and connect them to the other seed beads with the thread. Do so until you think you have your "stamp" reads.
You only need to attach either a safety- or a bobby pin to the flower.
Posted by Janine at 14:36