Thursday, July 14, 2011

Flower Pin Tutorial

Here y'all go...enjoy!

Supplies you'll need:

2 1/2" x WOF piece of fabric
2 1/2" square of felt
Button and pin back
Hot glue and Roxanne's Glue-Baste-It

The first thing you want to do is trim the selvage off each end of your 2 1/2" strip. 
Then run a small bead of Roxanne's down each end and turn over 1/4". 
This creates a nice clean edge without having to sew a seam.

Next, fold your strip in half width wise with wrong sides together. 
And using a large basting stitch on your machine sew a 1/4" seam. 
Be sure to leave 3" long thread tails at both the beginning and end of your strip.

TIP:  Use a different color for your bobbin thread from your top thread. 
You'll understand why as you keep reading.

Your strip should now look like this.
Next, tie the threads together to make a knot at one end of your strip. 
This will keep you from losing your thread and gathers in the next step.

Begin pulling the bobbin thread to create the gathers. 
As you gather, keep moving the gathers down to the end.

It should now look like this...kind of like a little curly pigs tail. 

Starting at one end of your gathered strip, arrange it how you'd like it and
place a small bead of hot glue at the bottom edge of the strip and press it into place.

Now its time to create the flower.  Add hot glue a 1/2" at a time on the gathered edge 
just below the seam line and wrap the gathered strip around as you go.

Next, trace approximately a 2 1/4" circle onto your felt square and cut it out.

To attach the felt to the back of your flower, place hot glue around the perimeter of your circle
and an X across the middle.  Then place on the back of your flower and press together firmly.

Attach the pin back by place a small bead of hot glue along it and pressing it to the center of the felt.

LAST STEP!  Flip over your flower and place a big glob of hot glue in the center. 
Then press your button into place.  Hold it for a minute or so to give the glue time to cool. 

And're done! 

I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial...and that it made sense. 
If you make these flowers, I'd love to see what you do with them.  They have sooooo many uses! 
Here is a flower I attached to a headband.  I've actually made a few of these.

Next I want to make a flower bouquet!  Wouldn't that be fun?!

Till next time...


Sherrill said...

Those flowers are so CUTE...LOVE THEM!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Thank you!! :-) They are just adorable! I should've shopped for buttons when I was out today. ;-) Have a great evening!

julieQ said...

Thank you for this...I am going to try some!!

Fleurette said...

Wonderful tutorial, thank you. That headband is so pretty!

Anonymous said...

How cute and what a great tutorial! Thank you. =)

Anonymous said...

I will have to make one of those for my little grand daughter Sophie, she would love it.
Thanks for sharing the tutorial