My sweet little niece asked me a little while ago what my favorite craft to make was
and I told her it would probably be fabric flowers.
There is so much that you can do with them and often you need only a scrap of fabric
or lace to create a lovely flower.
Plus, there are many designs and no flower is the same.
So. . .I made a few hair clips that can be used for other things as well.
First, let me show you how to make these simple but pretty flowers.
lace or scrap fabric
hot glue gun and glue
alligator clips (without the teeth)
buttons, beads, pearls, etc
If using lace, cut two strips that are each 10-inches long.
Sew a gathering stitch along the top.
When you get to the end bring your needle and thread through the other side
and pull the flower together; sew the two ends together.
Cut out a felt piece to use on the back to secure the clip.
I cut mine into hearts, but you can cut them into circles or whatever shape you like.
Slip the felt into the clip, apply hot glue onto the felt and top side of the clip,
press onto the back of the flower.
For fabric flowers you will need two strips of fabric that are about 1.5-inches wide
and 18-inches or so long.
With those measurements you will need to leave the edges frayed,
but if you want a more finished look than cut a wider strip of fabric,
fold in half and sew along the edge.
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On the left are the folded flowers, to the right are the frayed,
and on the bottom are the lace.
For the centers I used crocheted flowers, fabric yo-yo's,
mini felt flowers, and buttons.
Now here is what you can use them for. . .
The obvious one being for your hair which you will see in the picture below.
But check out the flower on my jean jacket - yes, I used it as a pin.
The clip slipped right on and is actually more secure than a pin.
And the third thing you can use these pretty flowers for is. . .
They clip on perfectly to flats and don't they look darling?
I wore them on a walk the other day and they did not move or slide around
instead they were nice and snug. . .and did I mention cute :)
The possibilities are endless, my friends!
Clip them onto your purse or even a small stack of papers :)
Add a little loveliness to your wardrobe with these simple fabric flowers.
Happy flower making!
Hugs to you.
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