Friday, July 3, 2009

Fabric Flower Fun!

To start go through your recycling and find a plastic lid ♥
Mark a circle in the centre and cut out.
I decided to make a large flower so I cut my fabric into a 6 X 6 square. I love the fun colours of the Cosmo Cricket fabric made by Andover Fabrics.
Place your fabric right side down on your work surface. Place your lid on top of your fabric.
Pull your fabric through the hole...about 1 1/2 inches.
Thread a needle and make a few stitches in your fabric that has been pulled though your lid.

Leave your needle threaded and sew on your button. Tie a knot at the back.

Cut off your desired amount of fabric in a circle to form your flower.

Now I decided I'd like to make a two layer flower. I cut a smaller hole in my plastic lid and repeated my steps.




I then formed a larger flower...

and sewed the smaller flower in the centre.

I then added a button centre and used it for a fun embellishment on a page about my daughter and her favorite doll!


Have a very happy and safe weekend!
Lots of love,

17 comments:

Patti's Scrapinings said...

Wow, Thanks for the simple instructions! I would have never have thought of using a plastic lid! You are awesome!!:)

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Super super cute! I love this!

Chris said...

Great flower - I am just a little confused - are you just using the lid as a template or does it stay as the base of the flower?

AndreaWiebe said...

Hi Chris :) The lid is just a template.

Have a great day!

Jeans said...

Andrea! Wow this is so cool! you are genius!! :)

bettyann said...

WOW..such a great idea...must try it..you are so talented..

Lorena said...

Awesome tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing :)

Kelly said...

sweet!

TonyaA said...

Woa! This is a great idea! I just stumbled over onto your blog...wow...great stuff here!

lisa garay said...

i love all your little flower tutorials, andrea...
so wonderful!!!

McMGrad89 said...

Well, that was certainly smart. I will file that in my memory. The kids at school will love making them (me too.)

Bree said...

you are brilliant what a great idea!

Bree said...

you are brilliant what a great idea!

mandysea said...

Thanks for this....wow! I love it!

Lucy Edson said...

Great tips, Andrea!! I am have been doing this a harder way! TFS!

Love that CC fabric! Beautiful layout!

NancyP said...

Ohhhh, just in time!!! I have to do a layout with fabric on it for a challenge!!! THANK YOU!! I LOVE this!!!!

Michelle said...

What a great tutorial! Thanks!