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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Accordian Fabric Flowers:.

My friend saw the lady who cuts fabric at Hobby Lobby wearing one of these, and we knew we had to give it a try. I'm sure there's some other real name for them out there, but we call them accordian fabric flowers.

What you need:

- fabric
- scissors
- needle and thread
- hot glue/gun
- embellishments

The first thing you need to do is cut your fabric into strips. I did a wider, longer strip for the bigger part of the flower, and a smaller, shorter strip for the smaller part. I messied up my edges before I did anything else.

Thread your needle. Fold your first strip in half. You could iron this if you wanted to. Stitch along the bottom, where the fold is.


When you get to the end, pull your thread so that the fabric bunches up like an accordian and into a circle.

Pull your two ends together, and stitch them together. Make sure all of your stitches are only showing on one side - this can be your backside.


Do this to your smaller strip. Hot glue it on top of the bigger circle, and add your bling!

You could put this on a clip to attach to a headband, or just to wear in your own hair. It would also make a cute pin on a jacket!


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24 comments:

  1. thank you SO much for posting this handy tutorial! i am going to give this a try :) cute idea!

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  2. So cute Summer! I want to make some pins. Love it!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  3. So cute! It turned out great.

    Thank you so much for stopping by the Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family link party, and adding this to the page! Don’t forget to stop back next week to see which links from this week are featured, and to add your new links!

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  4. Thanks for posting! I just got done making one and I love it!! So cute and so fast and easy!

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  5. I just love these little flowers :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  6. These are super cute! I love the colors

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  7. So sweet and so many possibilities.

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  8. Such a cute idea and looks easy to do. Love it!

    Thanks for the tutorial!

    Cheers!
    Tina

    Stop by and visit when you get a chance ;)

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  9. That turned out really cute! I just made a heart one.

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  10. These are adorable and there are so many fun things you could do with them!

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  11. I'm so bookmarking this one!!!

    Love it!

    Thanks for joining me for another great party at "Get Your Craft on Thurs." Please join me next week for another wonderful party..

    Please stop by for a big annoucement Tuesday, 16th. I'm so excited I'm about to bust...

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  12. Those are adorable plus I just love that fabric :)
    Thanks for linking up again. you are a star

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  13. I just wanted to let you know that I featured this here:
    http://firefliesandjellybeans.blogspot.com/2010/02/sunday-spotlight-soys-favorites.html

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  14. I love this! Hope you won't mind me featuring this next Saturday at our Saturday Spotlights! I love it!

    http://nv-craftenvy.blogspot.com/

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  15. Excellent tutorial. Looking forward to seeing you at Creative Jewish Mom next week.

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  16. I love making these! So simple, but so darn cute. Thanks for linking up. :)

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  17. Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!
    http://treasuresfortots.blogspot.com/2010/02/thursdays-treasures-week-10.html

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  18. Lovely! Thanks for sharing this tutorial and I've linked it to my blog. Love your blog!
    http://mytinkerspace.blogspot.com/

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  19. What a FUN accessory. I just need a girl!!! I am also adding this to my flower tutorial list... I am loving all of the fun flower ideas right now!
    ~Alison

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