Help with my DIY Corsages!

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 4
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1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Looking at the inspiration pic, I think you need tulle between the layers (and on its own), and a more gradual increase in size.  It also looks like the fabric is gathered slightly before the layering.

 

Post # 5
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3538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

OK you need a needle and some thread and make it ruffle girl!! 

 

You need to do a quick loose stitch along the bottom edge (the part that is under the center button) if there is a bottom edge, or just quick stitch a small circle in the center of the fabric. 

 

Stitch it like this….so you have one continuous line of thread…do not over stitch as if you were sewing something to secure it.  Also, do not connet the circle, and do not knot either end.

 

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The width of your stitch will determine your ruffles.  The smaller it is, you will have more ruffle, but small…if you do long/wide stitches, you will have less ruffle.  You can test this with a scrap ribbon or fabric.

 

Once you have your stitch done, take one end and hold securely while scrunching your fabric along the thread.  Once you get the amount of ruffle you desire, tie the two loose ends in a knot.

 

Looking at your inspiration, I would make the bottom layers less ruffled (i.e. use a wide stitch) and use shorter stitches for the top layers. 

 

I would press the ruffle down with an iron in the center to get rid of the excess bulk created.  

 

I probably didn’t explain this well, but a simple “how to make a ruffle tutorial” would work.

 

Post the finished product! I hope I helped! 

 

Post # 7
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1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Looks much better.  I think if the tulle was cut just to the size of the largest fabric layer (or just a hair wider) maybe?

Very pretty.

Post # 8
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3538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@TattooedChick23:  looks much better! I agree with PP that maybe the tulle should be cut down some. If you want to try another fabric that will fray, there is a product specifically to keep fabric from fraying… or a very little bit of clear polish will do!

Post # 9
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197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It looks like there’s fold in the corsage sample, which is common for fabric flowers as it makes it puffy. You want to cut out a circle, fold the circle in half, and then in half again. You’ll get cone shapes. Then you can hot glue or stitch the corners together onto felt or something sturdy. Hope that helps!

Post # 11
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1248 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Pretty & vintagy (New word).

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