(Closed) Please help me make these fabric flowers

posted 6 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Worker bee

Some of those (the more closed ones) look like petal shapes that have been starched or something (I would try dipping your fabric in a starch or glue of sorts and pressing it into maybe a spoon to get that shape?) The silkier ones look like they’re cut into a petal shape, and just pinched/sewn to get those points… As far as I can tell, they’re all just petal shapes, maybe something like this:

http://dujourmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Fabric-Poinsettia-Petal-Template.jpg

Post # 7
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Worker bee

To make those peonies, you’ll need polyester. If you haven’t purchased any yet, the tags at the store should say what type of material it is, or find a clerk to help you find polyester. If you have some fabric already that you want to test, cut a small piece of it and put a match/lighter to it – if it burns and smells like burning paper, it’s likely a cotton; if it smells like burning hair, it’s probably silk; if it’s a polyester, it’ll get hard and kind of plastic-y. 

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I want the SAME bouquet I am SO IN LOVE WITH IT!! please let me know if you manage to make it so I can try. 

 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@sfms:  I just had to try this .. had run out to Joann’s .. all the ones I found said 100% polyester right on the bolt of fabric.. just look for stain-y materials

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve made similar to these before for baby headbands.. I used polyester and burned the edges. 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

wow that is a stunning bouquet

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

@hisbahamamama:  how is the project coming?  I’m excited to hear what you think, and how it turns out!  🙂

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2001

Hi girls~

I love this bouquet as well & have been hunting down supplies, ideas, etc for soooo long but think I finally found the right materials. If you notice the edges are cut but do not look burned to me. I mention this because to singe the edges you have to use polyester & they do make a 100% polyester dupioni silk (as opposed to 100% raw silk) but Im thinking the may have used raw silk because the edges arent burned.

Not sure but going to try a few different things. Ill let you know how I make out. If I can re-create them Ill make em for all of us…lol

 

Please let me know if anyone has tried or will be trying Id love to see/hear the results.

 

Thank you & Good luck..

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

@tarradnj38:  I’m very excited to hear/see how your project turns out!  🙂

Post # 16
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Wannabee

I love this bouquet also, I think the flowers are made by millinery techniques. I seen a version On this site, the edges look different but maybe you can contact them and ask if they can recreate, certainly isn’t going to cost a fortune like the first post:)

http://www.couturebridalaccessories.co.uk/bouquets.html

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