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Tips & Techniques > Baby Steps 12 - How to make a fabric flower.

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Posted on: 3/28/07 8:19 PM
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To see how I made the fabric flower seen in Christine Jonson 426 top click the above link and view as either a slideshow or as individual photos.

At least that's how it should go. However, this was a Yahoo! photo sharing site and when they said I had to move to Flickr and they'd transfer the photos I though, okay, I'll move. What they didn't say was that they couldn't update the links to Flickr, so .................

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Elle D said... (11/20/09 10:54 PM) Reply
Oh dear, the slideshow only has two frames and they don't seem to be associated with this fabric flower. I do have a book on making fabric flowers and I'll look there for instructions, thanks for the inspiration.
Helen near Sydney said... (8/4/07 7:41 AM) Reply
Asenka, I've updated the link. Thanks for letting me know. Happened when I had to change from Yahoo to Flickr, wonder what else has gone .....
asenka said... (8/1/07 6:58 AM) Reply
Hi Helen, the link here is wrong... Please update the link if possible! Thanks
Luckie Kay Locke said... (4/17/07 11:53 PM) Reply
well done
Nancywin said... (4/7/07 8:00 PM) Reply
Great tutorial - nicely done
Helen near Sydney said... (4/1/07 3:17 AM) Reply
Amy, what a great idea and I think you're right, it would give a very different, frilly camelia kind of look.
abcameo said... (3/31/07 10:18 PM) Reply
Hi, Helen: Thanks for sharing your photos and technique. This may sound funny, but I think your flower would also look attractive with the gathered edge showing instead of tucked in. I think it would make your flower appear extra-frilly. I think it would work if you stitch the coil in place a little above the gathered edge, so that the gathered section became part of the design. Just an idea "sprouted" from one who's recently grown to love embellishing with all forms of fabric/ribbon flowers. Amy
pamici said... (3/29/07 9:48 PM) Reply
Super cute! I'll have to give this a try soon ...
kkkkaty said... (3/29/07 3:45 PM) Reply
Worked great, clear as a bell, thanks
MareeAlison said... (3/29/07 3:10 AM) Reply
Helen - that's a useful technique. I can see it could be elaborated on in lots of ways. Thanks.
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