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Monday, February 13, 2012

Fabric flowers DIY

Today, Tanya who runs Soroka shop on Etsy is sharing a great tutorial of a flower made of mesh fabric.

So how she came up with the idea:
"Recently I made a dress and had a lot of mesh fabric left over. It was all cut into strips. So I decided to make some flowers.

You will need:
- pieces of mesh that is not too stiff sized approximately 2 by 14 inches
- pieces of satin sized approximately 2.5 x 2.5 inches
- beads
- stamens
- needles and thread

1. Sew over one side of the mesh with large stitches in order to gather it. Use double thread - it will be stronger.

2. Pull the thread as much as you can and tie a knot, then fan the mesh out into a round shape. Actually, it will look more like a PacMan since there is a "mouth" where the ends meet. Repeat so you have two.

3. Gather a square piece of satin by sewing through the whole perimeter and pulling on the thread. It will look like a small drawstring baggie. Tie a knot and push the ends of the thread inside so they are not visible.

4. Put the two PacMen on top of each other with the "mouths" facing in opposite directions. Sew them together in the middle. Attach stamens a little to the side of the middle.

5. Attach the satin baggie on top of the stamens with the threaded part facing down with a couple of stitches and then add a couple of stitches through it so there are as many folds as possible.

6. Attach a bead on top of the satin baggie

And that's it! The flower is ready :)

By Tanya (soroka)
Translated by Alla (FleetingStillness)


TonyaUtkina said...

so interesting! Looks beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

IrinaN said...

Thank you for sharing! Great tutorial :)

Lanadearg said...

Very interesting! Thank you for sharing!

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