I’m going to be in the car for 7-8 hours tomorrow and wanted to take something to work on. I’ll share what I came up with in case you have a road trip coming up, too. 🙂
- First, go to The Renegade Seamstress and check out Beth’s fabric flower tutorial . . . super-easy! (I stitch instead of glue, but either way turns out great.)
- Go through your remnants and cut out circles–seven of each fabric. I use a peanut butter jar lid as a template (mmm . . . peanut butter . . . ) and all types of fabrics–solids, prints, wovens, and knits.
- Put the seven circles in a baggie along with a button, beads, or earring for the flower center and a spool of matching thread.
- Throw the baggies into your project bag along with a needle and some scissors, and you’re good to go!
I’ll put the pins and/or clips on the back when I get home, and hopefully I’ll have LOTS of pretty flowers to show you! ♥
When I saw the circles, I thought you were planning to make yo-yos. Love the fabrics you chose.
I need to learn to make yo-yos! I know they’re easy but I’ve never tried it. I know I’ll have fun with my flowers, though! 🙂
I’ve only made them in miniature, but essentially you turn your rough edges in about a 1/4″ and secure it with a running stitch around the edge. Pull your thread to gather your edges into an O shape and iron it flat.
Thank you! I will definitely try that. They’d look so cute on some pillows! 🙂
They sure would! You make the cutest things, adding a few yo-yos to the mix can only up the cuteness factor.
You’re so sweet! 🙂
I can’t wait to see them!
I got 21 done before the car pulled into the driveway! 🙂 I’ll post them soon!
Ah! You are teasing us ;);)
Love the projects beth does at chic envelopments!
Yes, she’s an inspiration! 🙂
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I wish I wasn’t so busy organising babies/kids on our road trips….making flowers sounds like so much more fun 🙂
LOL . . . I REMEMBER those days! 🙂
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What a clever idea… I’m always on the go with kids and this would be great when I have to sit and wait for them… Thanks
You’re most welcome! I can’t wait to see your flowers! 🙂
love these. I think I could do this.
I know you can! I got a photo today of some that two little girls made with their nanny! They were SO cute!!! 🙂
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We regularly do 5-6 hour train journeys and I usually knit and read but this is another very productive and pleasing way to pass my time. Thank you 🙂
You’re very welcome! I HAVE to have projects in the car or in front of the TV or I go nuts!!! 🙂
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