Monday, May 24, 2010

Tutorial: Fabric Flower Carnation Clip and Pin

It's my first video tutorial. I'm a bit scared to post this, as I'm not too sure how great of a job I did, but I think the essential parts are all there. If you'd like more video tutorials, I could use a little bit of a confidence boost, so let me know what you think.

Anyway, I've seen all sorts of flower tutorials on the web, and I love making them. This is one of those trends that I hope will always stay a trend. I'm bound to be making and wearing them long after everyone else has moved on.

I particularly like these carnation-type flowers. You can see some I made for Aubrey's dress in this post or the above photo, and I've made quite a few more. They work up quickly and all you need is fabric of any type and a needle and thread. I'm making this flower in this tutorial:

Cute, eh? I like to put mine on clips or with pins so they can go on anything and come off just as easily. Sorry for the not too great pictures, but I ran out of daylight yesterday when I was working this, since I had to go over to my sisters house so she could feed me her delicious homemade lasagna. I know, you are all are thinking, Poor, Kara. Yes, I make sacrifices like that all the time. I'm always good to get rid of any extra calories you have lying around. Provided I get to eat them. I'm not exercising for anyone else.

Here's the video. It's not long at just over one minute, so that gives you an idea of how easy they are. You can do the circles just about any size, from about 1" to 4". The larger you do them, the more circles you're going to need to get the fullness.



Once you stitch the rest of the petals on (don't be too picky, as long as they are staying fairly centered, just put little stitches wherever), hot glue a clip or pin or both on and it's ready to wear. I love how the edges fray a little and give it some much texture.

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17 comments:

  1. Sandra7:51 AM

    You go girl! With all the projects that you do, I would love to see more.

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  2. Love them! I tried to make some on my own once, but I was missing the "pucker" step. Now I know!

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  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [24 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  4. Videos = YES! I love actually watching someone make something. I think you did a great job with this! :) Now I want to make some, but I know Maddy won't wear them in her hair. :(

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  5. KelliBlueFrog5:17 PM

    You were great Kara! Loved seeing this and will be working on some of these soon :)

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  6. Thank you so much for the tutorial! I have been working on a memo board and wanting a variety of flowers. I tried one similar to this and it was a fail! Thank you!!!!

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  7. Anonymous3:06 PM

    This makes me so happy! Flowers similar to this are all over the internet, but being the kind of learner (or non-learner!) that I am, I could never satisfactorily make these. I know I can do it now that I see your video. Many, many thanks!
    Melanie

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  8. It's so pretty - I love a fabric flower! I'm following you now!

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  9. major blog love for you! I just bookmarked like 5 of your tutorials...now, I just need the time to attempt them! Great video! I've been looking for a simple flower tutorial and yours is perfect!

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  10. thanks for this tutorial and the video made it super easy too ... made one like this for my little girl and people commented on how pretty it was... see my project here http://thechefswife.blogspot.com/2010/08/creativity-strikes-me-abit.html

    hope i did justice to your project.

    Jigi

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  11. LOVE this tutorial. Thanks so much! Like other commenters have mentioned- I've been scouring the internet for fabric flower tutorials. I've been working on some in a different style and wanted to learn a few new ones. You rock! Oh P.s. I love that you had both a clip and a brooch attached to the back. I have been pondering doing the same thing but I thought it might be weird- thanks for confirming this brilliance ;)

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  12. Super excellent tutorial. I'm already making hair accessories! Thanks so much.

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  13. I really liked making these! In fact, I am liking to you in my post today with pictures of the ones I made.

    http://describehappy.blogspot.com/2011/04/fabric-flower-pins-carnations.html

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  14. Anonymous6:07 PM

    Thanks for the video! This is exactly what I was looking for! Post more! :)

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  15. Just made this & it turned out darling! Thanks for showing how easy it is to make these things!

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  16. Thanks for your tuto!
    I made it. It's perfect!

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  17. The video is great Kara, you are a natural :-)

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