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Easy Kanzashi Flower How-To!

I am a hoarder, I save every scrap of fabric thats left over from other projects. Ive been wanting to make Kanzashi flowers for a while, so I started with my scrap pile. They are so easy to make! This might not be the real "traditional" method of making these flowers, but rather an easy way I came up with after many experiments ( I like feeling like a crafty scientist!).

Ok so here goes...

Kanzashi Flower How-To!


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Instructions

  1. How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Easy Kanzashi Flower - Step 1 1

    Gather supplies:

  2. How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Easy Kanzashi Flower - Step 2 2

    With thre right side down, place a glue dot on the tip of one of the ends. Stick together oposite ends so that you are left with a triangle. Now that you have the right side of the fabric on top, place a dot of glue on the corner that had glue before.

  3. How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Easy Kanzashi Flower - Step 3 3

    Now fold the left corner until the tip is glued to the bottom tip. Place a dot of glue over this union.

  4. How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Easy Kanzashi Flower - Step 4 4

    Fold the Right corner so the tip get glued to the bottom tip.

  5. How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Easy Kanzashi Flower - Step 5 5

    Secure with a clothes pin until the glue dries.

  6. How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Easy Kanzashi Flower - Step 6 6

    Turn it around and place a tip of glue on the right and left corners.

  7. How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Easy Kanzashi Flower - Step 7 7

    Fold the tips to the center and press.

  8. How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Easy Kanzashi Flower - Step 8 8

    Now fold the fabric by the middle...

  9. How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Easy Kanzashi Flower - Step 9 9

    as shown.




  10. How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Easy Kanzashi Flower - Step 10 10

    Secure it with the Clothes Pin until it dries.

  11. How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Easy Kanzashi Flower - Step 11 11

    Cut the tip off the petal, make sure its straight!

  12. How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Easy Kanzashi Flower - Step 12 12

    Dab some glue on the freshly cut side...

  13. How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Easy Kanzashi Flower - Step 13 13

    and press it together with the clothes pin.

  14. How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Easy Kanzashi Flower - Step 14 14

    Repeat steps 1- 11 untill you have enough petals to make a flower. When you do, cut out a circle of the backing material of your choice. I used green craft felt.

  15. How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Easy Kanzashi Flower - Step 15 15

    Shape the petals with your fingers until they look good. Please make sure the glue is dry by then or they will unfold. Turn each petal around and place a dot of glue on the bottom. In this step I used hot glue to save time.

  16. How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Easy Kanzashi Flower - Step 16 16

    Add a button on the center or any embelishments you like. These flowers can be worn on anything. I glue this one to a head band. I made soem felt leaves to add more color:D

  17. How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Easy Kanzashi Flower - Step 17 17

    Now time to rock my new hair piece!

    Comments and Criticism appreciated!

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Senevilla
Senevilla · 10 projects

EPIC!

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karen m.
karen m. · PH

love it..

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The Doggie House
The Doggie House · PR · 15 projects

love it my crafty friend

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vInTaGe~VioLeT
vInTaGe~VioLeT · Bideford, England, GB · 43 projects

i love the look of these but they look so complicated - your lovely clear tutorial should make it easier! Thanks :0)

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Maria Isabel
Maria Isabel · PR · 9 projects

Im giving away two of these headbands over at my blog, please check it out!http://herkaleidoscopeye.blogspot.com/2010/01/mondays-inspiration-giveaway.html

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Melinda L.
Melinda L. · West Palm Beach, Florida, US

Beautiful and very well explained, Thanks!

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Maria Isabel
Maria Isabel · PR · 9 projects

I also had many problems with the traditional metod, so I played with glue until I used little enough to look pretty but enough for them to not break apart. They are still very delicate!

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Matti
Matti · CL · 7 projects

Nice! I've been looking for a way to do this flowers with fabric without starch *O*
Many thanks! I'll try this right away and port the result :)

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rachel.
rachel. · US · 9 projects

Cute!!

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Groovy Mama
Groovy Mama · College Station, Texas, US · 11 projects

Good Idea, I had trouble getting them to stay together, thanks!

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