Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Party flower success

Design*Sponge posted an easy "Party Flower" tutorial and I finally got around to making one the other night because I love a craft that can be done while watching television. Click on the tutorial link, print the template and follow the directions.

My suggestions, after completing two flowers:

  • Print 4 copies of template and cut each size petal for pattern. (I printed on cardstock weight paper.)
  • Iron fabric.
  • Starch for extra "petal loft". You can always scrunch it if the fabric is too stiff.
  • Pin each size petal template to prescribed layers of fabric and cut all layers at one time instead of tracing each.
  • If you find the bottom layer is too large for your flower, fold it under and whipstitch it.
  • Use pinking sheers on bottom layer for frayed finish.
  • Try different weights of fabric for unique looks
  • Layer tulle or organza with your fabric for extra flair

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

oh hey now, i really like your black spiffy.