Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ruffle flower




I made this dress for my daughter yesterday and knew when I finished it that it needed a little something else. I had some fabric leftover, so I thought I would use that and make a few flowers to sew onto the bodice. It's not the best tutorial, but it will give you an idea of how to make a fabric flower to sew on to your next project.


I made three flowers, so I took three strips of fabric ranging in size from 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide and about 25 inches long. You can make them shorter both ways, however you don't want to go too short in the width or you won't have much fabric to work with.


I then set my tension on an 8 and my stitch length on a 4 and sewed along the edge of one side. It ruffles right up and will look like this.



Sorry about this picture, not quite sure what happened there, but it shows how I started with the inside of the flower by taking one end and wrapping it around and around pinching it at the base. I then took out my needle and thread and hand sewed the base of the flower where I was pinching together. Then I sewed that directly on to the dress. Easy as that!







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7 comments:

Kaysi said...

They really add to the dress!

Rebekah said...

That is such a great idea! It looks so cute!

The Yorgason's said...

So cute! I love the dress also!

Kalleen said...

What a cute dress!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

That dress and flower are adorable. Not to mention the girl who is wearing them!!!! Thanks for linking up to somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

Beautiful addition!
-Tiff

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

That really sets the dress off! Lovely!

Thanks again for linking up to Make it Yours day!