Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Fabric Flower Frills




I've been making fabric flower frill hair clips, while Cheryl has been sewing some frills onto her handbags for added flare. I'm sure I'll find more uses for them. The frills are easy to make and require NO SEWING!

Materials
  • Cardstock or paper
  • Fabric - you could even use recycled t-shirts
  • Scissors
  • A needle and thread - I promise there's no real sewing!
  • Mod Podge (optional)

Make a Template
The first thing you need to do is make a template so each of your "petals" is the same size. Cut a piece of cardstock into a three-inch square and follow the folding directions below.



You need to use your scissors on the last two steps. Cut one side into a rounded shape and then cut the tip off of the triangle. When you unfold it, cut a slit along one of the fold lines.

Make Your Petals

Cut out a square of fabric that fits the entire petal template. Then, fold the fabric into the template, using the following folding directions.




Cut the fabric along the rounded edge of the template. Be careful not to cut the template!


You've made your first petal! Thread a needle and push it through the bottom part of the petal.


Again and Again and Again

Keep making petals and string them together using the needle and thread. 15 - 20 petals is ideal, though I tend to like the fuller frills.


I like to put a little bit of Mod Podge on the edges of the fabric so the flowers don't fray. The edges usually fray a little, but the Mod Podge helps. Once you have enough petals, sew the two ends together to form a circle.



Ta da! A flower frill. I've been sewing them to hair clips and using them as hair accessories.





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  2. Love them! I would use a cluster of them for a small centerpiece on a table!

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