06 September 2010
So I've decided to start posting tutorials! I know I've said that at least once or twice in the past, but this time I'm really going to do it. I don't know how frequent they will be, but I will do my best to start posting more tutorials for things that you see me make here on this blog.
To start you will need...
- about an 8x5 inch piece of felt (in the flower color of your choice)
- a 2x2 inch piece of felt for the leaf
- sewing scissors
- sewing needle and thread
- sewing pins (optional)
- hot glue gun
- pinking sheers (optional)
-hair accessory or your choice (headband, hair tie, bobby pin, alligator clip, etc.)
Now for the fun part...
(Disclaimer: I realize that some of the pictures are a little dark. As a photographer you'd think that I would have these kinds of kinks worked out...but unfortunately this time it got overlooked. Please let me know if I need to repost the pictures! Thanks!)
1. Cut out a 7 1/2 x 3/4 in. piece of felt for your flower.
2. Cut scallops into the piece of felt you just cut. Make sure to leave 1/8-1/4 in. of felt uncut so that you have a chain of scallops. Also, the scallops do not need to be even or all the same height, the more variation the more realistic the rose bud will be.
3. Roll your chain of scallops into a little bud. Pin at the base.
4. Sew a few stitches into the base of your rose bud to keep it from unrolling.
5. Next cut out 5 circles, each about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 in. in diameter. Again, they do not need to be perfect.
7. Place the folded circle on one of your unfolded felt circles and stitch in place at the point.
8. Repeat steps 6-7 for the remaining 3 felt circles. This is what your flower should look like so far...
9. Stitch or glue your rolled rose bud into the center.
10. Once your flower is assembled, go ahead and trim the access felt from the base.
11. Now cut another piece of felt to look like the picture below (it should be roughly the same size as your previous circles). Hot glue this piece to the bottom of your flower.
12. Now take your 2x2 piece of felt and cut out your leaves. Hot glue it to the bottom of your flower.
13. Use your hot glue gun and place a dab of glue between each of the quartered flowers and the center rose bud. Press in place.
14. Glue your flower to your desired hair accessory. I usually add another piece of felt (cut with pinking sheers) to finish it off, but you don't have to depending on what you are gluing it to. It's usually a nice addition with elastic headbands and bobby pins though.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Now go and be crafty! Oh, and please leave any questions or comments that you may have that will help me as I write future tutorials. Thanks!