Welcome to our first team blog post. To kick off the team blog we are starting with a feature by Ariella from North Carolina who is going to be teaching us how to make fabric flowers with her step by step tutorial. The Interactive Blogging Team is open to anyone who is a member of Etsy; buyers, sellers and browsers but the majority of members are sellers as blogging is a great way to connect with customers and give them an insight into your world and your craft.
Ariella is a law student by day but an avid crafter by night and runs her own Etsy shop called Haus of Ariella which sells a variety of geeky, music and wedding items.
blog and blogs about just about everything from Etsy finds to recipies and bridal themed posts to hilarious posts about her cats! Really worth a look and a follow :) !
Here is her wonderful tutorial:
How to make a fabric flower (great for putting on bags, hair clips etc)
|One of the ways in which the fabric flower can be used|
-Fabric - light to medium weight fabrics work best; I used satin for this tutorial
-Needle and matching thread
-Large button for the center
-Hot glue gun
-Paper for the template
Fold one of your templates in half over your fabric and cut around the template so that you end up with a circle of fabric. Cut 5 of the large circles and 4 of the small ones.
Take your 5 large petals and sew them together in a circle with the petals slightly overlapping. Do the same thing for the small petals.
|After completing step 4 your flower should look like this|
|Step 6- The final finished piece!|
Take your button (which should be large enough to cover the hole in the middle of the petals) and put hot glue on the edges, then place it in the middle of the flower.
Congratulations! You now have a cool fabric flower to put on purses, hair clips, or whatever else your heart desires!