Tuesday, October 28, 2014

3 Uses For Fabric Flower Clips

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.

Items needed:

lace or scrap fabric
thread 
sewing needle
scissors
hot glue gun and glue
felt
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.

* * * * * * *

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. . . 
shoe clips!


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.

* * * * *

Linking up with:

Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth

54 comments:

Sylvia said...

Very pretty, Stephanie, and looks so good on you!

Denise said...

Lovely Stephanie.I will try it.The detail of making the felt into hearts was so sweet.

Nurdan Kanber said...

You are looking so pretty Stephanie ♥

I love lace clips most! With them, your flats look like Cinderella's ♥
All my very best

Ashley~ said...

Beautiful!

Valerie said...

You look so lovely sweet friend. Love your skirt and those blue shoes are gorgeous too. You are so talented.
I am really enjoying the pretty little hand towel you sent. It is hanging on my oven in my kitchen.
Blessings,
Valerie

Mary said...

Love your flowers and loved that you modeled them for us. You're a beautiful lady that does beautiful work.

Sandi said...

Delightful craft!

And I have to say I love, love, love the haircut. I have tried to get that style many times, but they always want to make the bangs too short. :(

Debby Ray said...

Stephanie, those little fabric flowers are just as cute as can be...but not quite as cute as you!

Diane said...

Is that you, Stephanie?? I LOVE putting the face to the name! I truly enjoy your "small" crafts! I will make some flowers for my shoes!!!

TYVVVVVM for sharing your marvelous talent with us!

D : )

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I just loved these! And you look so pretty with them in your hair and on the blue jean jacket! I wish we could make some together! I need a good fun craft day soon!
I love and appreciate you! Roxy

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Under weather. Few words. On shoes = sweet!

Kelly_Deal said...

Hello sweet friend! Your fabric flowers are lovely! (One of my favorite things to create too). Thanks for coming over to say hi and leaving your sweet comments. Have a wonderful day my friend!

magnoliasntea said...

Hi Stephanie! How cute. Love all the photos, especially where you're modeling the clips. I LOVE them on the shoes. Must make some for my plain flats. Thanks for the idea. ;)

Sola Scriptura said...

Oh Stephanie, these are just darling!!! I think I should make one to match every outfit I have as well as some for Christmas gifts! :) Thank you for the tutorial.
Hugs to you,
Lauren

Sarah said...

So very pretty! Thank you for always sharing such delightful projects.

Sarah

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Olá amiga,vim retribuir sua carinhosa visita ao meu cantinho.
Fiquei feliz por seguir-me!!!
Obrigada,volte sempre e pegue o meu selinho de agradecimento!

Beijos Marie.

mamasmercantile said...

They are exquisite, a real delight perfect little gifts in all formats. I particularly liked the shoe clips.

kitty said...

Your little clips are just beautiful, my sweet friend, and so are YOU!! I love all the ways that you used them and of course, they're so feminine and add just a touch of romance to hair, shoes or a jacket. Love you!!

Poppy said...

You are such a talented lady! What sweet and charming flowers, practical and pretty!

Have a lovely week, Stephanie!

Poppy

Bethany Carson said...

The flower clips are lovely and you styled them beautifully!

Cranberry Morning said...

Yes, they are so cute and clever. Love them on the flats!

Merlesworld said...

They look good on the shoes something a bit different.
Merle...............

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Dear and Talented One~~ Love your sweet flowers and have created these too and I know how fun they are.

Yours are darling Stephanie and you look adorable styling them for us with one in your hair, on your jacket and those on the little flats are precious. How special and thanks for sharing your creativity. I can see these added to slippers too.

Happy Creating and blessing for the last days of October!!
XO

Deborah Montgomery said...

Love the beautiful picture of you Stephanie. These are so pretty; I love the ones clipped on your blue shoes.

Barbara Neubeck said...

I like your beautiful flowers Stephanie.... using them as shoe clips is a great idea.....
Hugs and Blessings... Barb xx

Simply Linda said...

I use them as shoe/flip flop clips as well. My sil and I one night did this with our hair clips and some fabric. I also put a magnet on back and use them to clip notes on the fridge. Great idea, thanks for sharing...by the way, I loveeeeeeeee your hair!! Blessings

Terra said...

I hope I am not sending multiple comments; just want to say I like your ideas for using fabric flowers, and I admire you for making them.

Vicky Hunt said...

You always make the prettiest things. I love all your ideas about how to use them. I especially love the shoe and jacket idea. I need to get some of those clips and make some myself. Hope you're having a lovely week.

Hugs, Vicky

Gail Dixon said...

You make it look so easy! And you look precious modeling your creations.

Debbie Harris said...

Look at you so pretty and precious.
Your idea on using these pretty flowers on your flats is terrific.
I would have fun with some lace ones.
You always make your tutorials look so simple.
Love you!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The clips are very pretty....and you, my friend are gorgeous! Sweet hugs, Diane

Shoregirl said...

What beautiful flowers! I wouldn't have thought of clipping them on my shoes -- great idea.
My daughter likes to clip them on purses and scarves as well.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So sweet. I love your hair!

Jen Ham said...

Lovely flower clips! You are just adorable! xoxo Jen

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my goodness, you are so clever!

(You also make it look soooo easy when I know it is not!)

Thanks for the tutorial - I cannot even believe how cute they are on SHOES!

Well done, ma'am!!

SarahGeorge said...

That's super sweet!!! :) You look so pretty with your pretty flowers and the flowers look so pretty on your shoes :) Wonderful!

Mari said...

They ares so cute - thanks for the lesson. You look adorable too!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

These are very sweet, Stephanie and your tutorial is very good. You make such a pretty model. Hugs xo Karen

JES said...

I always loved the fabric flower clips but never thought to put them on shoes!! How cute is that!! Thanks for all the crafting inspiration you share :)

Christine said...

Oh I love the ones on your shoes! So pretty!
Best wishes
Christine

Robyn said...

I've told you this before but it needs to be said again - you have such a sense of colour and style, Stephanie, that everything you create is uniquely yours. I love the flowers on the shoes - so cute. And you look adorable with it in your hair!
Hope your week is fabulous, my friend. Hugs!

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Hi Stephanie, you are so clever and artistic. These are the things I would to learn to do.
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely message. I am now your new follower, I'm glad we've met.
Hope you have a nice day.

Blessings,
Aida

Little Birdie Blessings said...

These are delightful Stephanie, thanks for the tutorial. Love all the pictures. Your blog is such a pleasant place to visit. ~ Abby

Anna said...

Lovely flowers to use everywhere....
Have a shinny day !
Anna

budgeteer said...

How lovely, Stephanie. Thank you for these sweet ideas : )

Lesley

Miss Val's Creations said...

These are so sweet and versatile! I love your hair style. Beautiful!

Maryann said...

I really like them on the jean jacket and shoes. I might try these and send to my granddaughters. You know without the clips, they would make cute Christmas tree ornaments too.

Barbara said...

very lovely decorations, thank you for stopping by my blog, come back any time..

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Stephanie,
What a beautiful photo of you. : )
What pretty fabric flowers. I like the way you used them too.
Thanks for the tutorial.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Wow, that is cold where you are at. Stay warm.
Blessings!

Janneke said...

These rosettes are wonderful Stephanie and you can use them for so many different things, lovely.

Katie R. said...

Those are so cute! I'm going to have to try that sometime. ;-)
~Katie@ liliesofgrace.blogspot.com

Conniecrafter said...

Your flowers are absolutely lovely, and they look fabulous on you, love your outfit you have on too, you are such a lovely lady!!

Denise said...

Very lovely.

Kim said...

Beautiful! This is a wonderful tutorial with such a lovely result!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...