Tribe member Midgetskagem has three different and equally awesome fabric flower making tutorials. So far she's showed us how to make semi-kanzashi style fabric flowers that look like this. And here's part two of the three part, fabric flower series. -Megs
So this is the second part of the tutorial. This tutorial is based on some flowers that I started making a few years ago — the folding technique is Japanese (Tsunami Kanzashi), though I've never successfully perfected the art of authentically creating these flowers — instead I opt for larger flowers held together with thread rather than using rice glue. I love the effect from these flowers, and this is probably the style I will be using for my bouquet.
By changing the folding method halfway through you can create a slightly different shape, which I'm going to be using for my bouquets. You can of course play around and create a mass of differing shapes depending on what you fancy — it's all up to you!
What you'll need:
- fabric squares (my fabric squares are quite big — you can do them at pretty much any size.)
- a needle
- fabric glue
- malleable jewellry wire
- beads or some such to go in the middle
Steps 1 — 3
Follow the same steps, one through three, on this tutorial.
This is a photo of Step 4, just to remind you. 🙂
Fold this side in on itself — picture above is way better than that explaination!
Now, fold the edge over like so.
Fold on both sides, so that it looks like this.
As before, stick it with needle taking care to get it all on.
Then cut while on the needle as shown.
Sew the remaining petals, and it tie off relatively tight.
You can poof out the petals by placing your thumb/finger into the petal and gently pushing down, as shown.
Tadaa! Flower! Now, the interesting thing with this one is the back is quite pretty too…
Add then add the button.
These two flowers are made of a much thinner material, and show the two possible sides of the flowers.
And here's a sneak peak of a certain bouquet so far…