(Closed) Help needed with Fabric Flowers

posted 7 years ago in DIY
  • poll: Cheaper to Buy or Make Two Fabric Flowers
    Save the hassle and buy them - $10/each is a steel : (6 votes)
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    Fabric isn't that expensive, even with the trials, you'll still save money: FIgure it out girl : (6 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    How many flowers do you need?

    Post # 6
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    How crafty are you? I think that makes a big difference, because $10 isn’t much, but if you are crafty, you can probably make them yourself for less than 1/4 of that!

    I did a quick google search for “layered fabric flower tutorial” and the first few looked promising:

    http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2009/08/how-to-make-pretty-organza-flowers.html

    http://1hungryhippie.blogspot.com/2010/10/scrapbustin-pretty-brooch-tutorial.html

    http://www.100layercake.com/blog/archives/4402

    none are the exact thing but all are similar and would be easy to modify 🙂

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’ve made those exact flowers before.  They’re not hard and it definitely is worth it to make them yourself if you already have material for them… Here’s my link.  I recommend looking at some of the finished flowers on the first page of this message board, btw, but the tutorial is on the page I linked.

     

    http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/thread/63487/finally-finished-my-diy-fabric-flowers-bouquet/30

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Hi! 

    I made a bunch of those for my fabric bouquet that I have been slowly working on (I’m not super crafty, but I AM stubborn!) 

    Anyway, I purchased synthetic fabric (like polyester) and cut a bunch of different sized circles.

    Then I just held each circle near a candle and the fabric naturally seals and curves inward. BUT BE CAREFUL b/c the fabric can catch fire if you do it too closely to the flame. I definitely burnt my fingertips a couple times in the beginning from holding it too closely to the flame.

    Anyway, after you seal them they look like petals.  Afterwards, I just stacked up all of the petals from largest to smallest and sewed them all together! 

    Not sure if that will work for you but Mrs. Locket also had a bunch of fabric bouquet tutorials online too. 

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Oops never mind! Looks like you already figured it all out! Good Luck!

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