Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fabric Flower with Beads Clip Tutorial

This spring-tastic fabric flower adds that little extra touch of color clipped to your headband or to your ponytail, attached to your shoe or sandle, or a jacket or scarf.

Fabric (less than 1/4 yard per flower)
Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
Fabric Pencil
Something Circular to Trace (I used a shot glass)
Findings (Clips)
Needle & Tread

Step 1: Fold your fabric and trace your circles (as many as you can fit).

Step 2: Cut your circles out of the fabric and cut out two circles (per flower) out of the felt. Remember: The circles don't need to be perfect.

Step 3: Pinch the fabric circle (any way that you'd like, there is no perfect way).

Step 4: Add hot glue to the center of the flower.

Step 5: Stick the flower petal to your felt circle. Continue adding flower petals until you cover the entire felt circle.

Your flower should look something like this once you have added all of your flower petals.

Step 6: Sparatically add beads using a needle and tread. Start from the bottom of the flower in the center.
When you are finished adding your beads the back will look pretty ugly like the picture above.

Step 7: Add the clip. I sewed the clip on first and then hot glued it.

Step 8: Glue together your flower and the felt piece with the clip on it.

Now it is time to enjoy your new versatile accessory.

Add your flower to a headband.

Or to a pair of sandles {Please excuse my gross un-pedicured toes. I do have an excuse...snow.}

Or clip it to your hair or ponytail.

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