Thursday, March 3

ruffle fabric flowers

Ruffle flowers are one of my favorite things to make. They take about two minutes each and can be used a hundred different ways.

Materials needed:
fabric scraps
needle and thread
twigs (for this specific project)

Step 1: Cut fabric into a circle and then spiral-cut to center. When pulled apart the fabric will look somewhat snake-like.

Step 2: Starting at the center, hand-stitch along the cut edge, pulling and gathering fabric along the way.

Step 3: By the time you reach the end of your spiral, the gathers will look like a hot mess. Don't panic. Play around with them and move the fabric around the center until you like what you see.

Step 4: Stitch through ruffles three or four times to keep in place.

Side notes ::
These flowers also turn out excellent when made with felt. I love making ruffle felt flowers for headbands and hair clips. Put two or three of different sizes side-by-side and you can't go wrong. Yes, even I wear them. They're that cute.
And how darling is that initial block? My sister-in-law Sami Jo made it for Hallie for Christmas. Sami has no idea, but she's on her way to becoming an arts + crafts maven.


Jenny @ An Apple for the Crafter said...

That is so cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

Christine said...

I am in LOVE with this :) I gave you an award...come check my blog to see!

Erin said...

So cute! I'm making some of these!

Life in the Dub Lane said...

Thank you SO much for posting this! I have been wanting to learn how to do these for such a long time. Getting ready to decorate a little girl nursery and I NEEDED this!

Great blog and thanks for the crafts!

Brandy J. said...

I have a ton of twigs and now I have something to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration!!

passionfruitprincess said...

This is so simple and cute! I love it!
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Ty and Whitty said...

This is so cute I love it thank you for the tutorial I have been wanting to know how to make these. Your blog is so cute thank you for sharing your talents. I found your blog through the Blue Cricket Designs Link party.

Fancy Lads said...

How adorable! We love it :) Thanks for sharing!

Divya N said...

A lovely display on a matching colour bucket....

* Taci * said...

This is so adorable !! I love it !!
I would like to follow you, please and thank you :)

This is a great way to reuse scraps AND A+ on using those buckets- they are EVERYWHERE right now and I love finding tutorials that use stuff I can actually find ;) thanks :)

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