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Scrap fabric flower tutorial

Scrap fabric flower tutorial
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Fabric flower tutorial, use old fabric scraps and a washer to create a brooch

Last week I was sharing the inspiration my friends flower corsage provoked. She advised me it had been made on a course, and involved two washer taps and three metres of homemade fabric ribbon. Here’s my version of the scrap fabric flower tutorial.

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This week I have visiting various DIY store to try and find large washer taps.. the result was one 1/2″ and one 1 1/4″ .

Fabric scraps

Three meters of fabric ribbon were created with a variety of strips of fabric, including transparent  sparkly fabrics. The pieces of fabric are cut to approx 1 cm wide (various lengths) and stitched together with a zigzag stitch. If you have crimping scissors you can add a texture to your strips by cutting with them.

Fabric ribbon

Wrap the washer

Wrap the homemade ribbon around the washer taps. Stitch through the layer in the middle.. Run small stitches round in a circle to ensure you capture each piece.. either by hand or with the sewing machine.

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Cut round the edge of your circles through to the washer tap, and remove the washer.

Stitch the two pieces together and attach a suitable button for the middle of your beautiful flower.

Fabric scrap flower tutorial #DIY #TUtorial

I have added a brooch pin to a red fabric flower, and attached to the finished black cord jacket bag:) I appreciate the brooch is not to everyone’s taste as it will fray.. I think this is part of the beauty of it but it is not for neat freaks, no offence meant:)

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Why not check out the other lovely makes on this weeks Handmade Harbour, or some of the other tutorials over at Craftori🙂

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10 Great fabric flower tutorials

10 Great fabric flower tutorials
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Inspired my friend Elizabeths flower corsage I have been trawling the internet.. a wonderful place:)

I am planning on making a black cord jacket bag, with red lining. A red corsage would lift the front of the bag:)

10 great fabric flower tutorials


from the lovely Trey and Lucy blog

 

 

fabric flower tutorials
from the gorgeous Trixie Lixie blog

 

 

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from this DIY blog

 

 

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from this crafting blog Sweet Simple Things

 

 

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From the website Domestically Speaking.. tutorial here

 

 

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from a wedding blog

 

 

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A Puffy Flower Hair Pin from Morena’s Corner

 

 

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from Fabric Bows and More, which has a great selection of flowers:)

 

 

felt flowers

From the blog I am Momma which has a wide variety of tutorials.

 

 

scrap flowers

From the website Tally’s Treasury, love the fact this uses up little scraps:)

 

I have yet to find a tutorial for the flower corsage she made, which involved using washer taps in the making process… can you point me in the direction of a tutorial involving washer taps??!

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Knitting Needle Case Tutorial

Knitting Needle Case Tutorial
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This knitting needle case tutorial uses one long piece of fabric, which is folded to create roll with a pocket for the knitting needles. It uses two contrasting fabrics for decoration and the smaller pocket for round knitting needles, cable needles and crochet hooks.

The finished knitting needle organizer case measures 18 by 12″, with 9″ deep pockets to hold the knitting needles in, and a 6″ deep pocket for smaller items.

You will need:

Base fabric 14″ by 98″

First Contrasting fabric:

10″ by 14 one piece – crochet pocket

2 by 14″ one piece

Second contrasting fabric:

2 by 14″ one piece

7″ by 14 ” one piece

To make:

Fold the bottom of the base fabric in by 9 1/2″. Press.

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  •  Iron over a double fold along the long length of the 2 by 14″ second contrasting fabric. Iron over 1/4″ along the opposite edge.
  • Place the raw edge of the main fabric in between the double fold.
  • Sew this strip onto the pocket.

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  • Mark the vertical stitching lines, using a quilters ruler and fabric marker, I make mine 1.5” apart which allows room for about 3 pairs of knitting needles.
  • Stitch along the vertical lines to create the pockets for the knitting needles.
  • Double fold and press the long length of the top of the crochet pocket out of the first contrasting fabric,  for the crochet hooks, cable needles etc.
  • Stitch this fold.

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  • Place this piece of fabric onto the inside of the bag and pin in place.
  • Follow the stitching lines from the knitting pocket down, skipping the first and third stitch line to create two pockets double width to allow for circular knitting needles.
  • I use pins to follow this down, but you could turn the fabric over and sew on the reverse to follow the stitch line exactly, or use ruler and fabric marker. That’s the inside of your bag finished 🙂

I like to decorate the outside of the bag with the two remaining strips of contrasting fabric.

  • Press and fold in 1/4 along the long edges. To try and ensure the best straight parallel lines use the fabric pattern as a guide plus a rule. Alternatively use stiff card to fold the fabric over and press to get a good straight fold.

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  • Place these on and stitch in place.
  • Cut a piece of ribbon 65cm for tying round your rolled knitting needle case, fold in one third/two thirds.
  • Tack in place so it doesn’t slip.
  • Fold the roll right sides together and pin in place.
  • Stitch down the two long sides of the bag.

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  • Turn the bag the right side out and press.
  • Finally fold over the final seam at the bottom. A double fold with fabric from the front of the bag makes a good finish to the inside bottom of the bag.

 

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Excellent, one finished bag, all within an hour:)

If having read all the instruction you would rather buy one please check out my Etsy shop🙂

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I am inspired by our wonderful world, creation is constant and yet changing. I feel it is important to respect the environment and where possible to upcycle/recycle. Blessed with creativity I try to appreciate it and develop it:) Thanks for taking the time to read my blog, please do sign up to follow my journey:)

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