Monday, June 17, 2013

Patriotic Flower

Good morning, friends!
I trust your weekend went well :)
The 4th of July is coming up quickly so here is a fun project to make for your home.

My home doesn't usually have a lot of Patriotic decor,
but I do like to add a few red, white, and blue touches here and there
so I made this flower to have out in my kitchen.



It's rather simple to make, but has a nice eye-catching look.

Items needed:

red, white, blue fabric
button
scissors
sewing machine (or you can sew by hand)
9 inch embroidery hoop
fabric glue

Cut out circles with the red, white, and blue fabric that are 2.5 inches in size.

Measure the fabric to fit the embroidery hoop
and cut around the edges.
Then trace a smaller circle onto the fabric with sewing chalk or a marker.
If you look closely you will see a black circle smaller than the hoop.

Take the fabric out of the hoop
and begin sewing the circles on.
Fold the bottom of the circle in and then out on each side.

Sew over the folds
and follow the circle that you traced onto your fabric.

This is how the first row will look.
(Use color coordinating thread -
I used a dark color so that you could see it in the photos).

The second row does not have to be super close to the previous row
as you can see in the photo.

Once you have completed three rows you can add two circles with fabric glue
and a yo-yo flower with a button for the finished look.



To make the yo-yo flower you need a small circular piece of fabric.
Fold the edge in and sew a gather stitch along the top.
Gather the circle and tie a knot.



All done! :)





Have fun and enjoy your day!

Linking up with:
Take-A-Look-Tuesday, Bouquet of Talent

28 comments:

Clara said...

Pretty patriotic flower. Thank you for the tutorial and so perfect for the 4th of July. Have a lovely day.
~Clara

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Cute, as usual, you clever girl!

Denise said...

Thank you for dropping by and your prayers for My sister.I love all fabric flowers and yours is so darling.Blessings to you from the Lord-Denise

Debbie Harris said...

When I saw that in person it looked like it would be a hard project, at least for me anyway, but wow it looks so easy that I think I could do that. I may even try one as a gift with other colors. Clever!!

Your flowers look so nice displayed in the picture.

The Lord bless you today!

Sherri B. said...

Stephanie...this is sooo adorable!! Such a cute idea. I was just thinking about the 4th and flags but this flower really brings all of the summer things together. Thanks for the tutorial, you make it look do-able.

Have a lovely week. xo

Delvalina said...

Beautiful sister.? I will only need Red and White on August for Indonesia day hehe ;) Inspiring as always.

Love you.
Eva

Ana Lopes said...

Hi dear Stephanie, your Patriotic decor is so gorgeous! Loved the great tutorial!Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Sylvia said...

very pretty and it does look simple to make!

janice15 said...

Looks just wonderful.. I don't have anything either.. Have a great new week with love Janice

Kate M said...

Very patriotic and far far prettier than a flag!! Beautiful!!
Hugs
Kate
xx

Deanna said...

Hurray for the red white & blue...cute project, Stephanie

Merlesworld said...

That's very pretty.
Merle......

Mary said...

So pretty, looks like a fun project!

Teri said...

Dear Stephanie...this is so charming! Thank you for sharing! Sweet Blessings ♥ Teri

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that is just Beautiful, such terrific layering and shape to the petals, fantastic addition to a patriotic decorating!

LV said...

You created a very nice patriotic decor. I love seeing what others can do. My eye will not allow me to much work like this. Very well done. Thanks for your visit today.

kitty said...

What a great tutorial, Stephanie! Your patriotic flower is adorable. You're so clever! xo

Debbie said...

Very cute. Simple yet so effective! Thanks for sharing Stephanie.

Lauren Nelson said...

Beautiful! You have such a great eye and talent for the simplest yet beautiful things!

Shannon Mcniel said...

Most of fabric crafts are easily sewn, but there are times that fabric glue attaches the pieces better than sewing. There are times that the thread is easily broken. You have to make sure that you use an efficient fabric glue so that it will not detach easily. I have to say, you’ve shown a lot of good work in your blog!

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Jazzmin said...

It looks so lovely and festive!! What a welcoming decoration for friends and family who walk up to your house to visit. And so summery and fun, too.

Thankyou for sharing all your beautiful crafts! They're always so inspiring :)

Hope you are having a blessed week so far! Hugs and love to you~ Jazzmin

Jessica White said...

It's so sweet! Love the fabric you chose.

Kat White said...

that's very pretty! I love it. Hugs

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

that is so pretty, thanks for sharing.

Lili said...

Hi Stephanie,
Your red, white and blue flower is absolutely charming! A sure keeper!
Have a lovely day,
Lili@creativesavv

Lizbeth McGow said...

You are truly gifted Stepahnie! I can't sew to safe my life, yet you've created such a pretty flower with tiny pieces of fabric, wow...pining onto my Because it's Beautiful board!, Lizy

sew sweet vintage said...

Pinned your sweet flower to my Americana board! Love it:) Stop by http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/06/summer-chalk-boards.html

Onine Florist said...

Love these creation of flowers and bouquets !!

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