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Tutorial--> tsumami flower.
Please come check out more pretty flowers on my website:

www.theaftercraft.blogspot.com

I love making these things, although it's been a few months I got the chance to sit down today and pump out a few and decided to take a few photos to show how these ones are made.

Oh.. and I also needed some to send to a show next week.. a little motivation right?

Posted by The AfterCraft from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada • Published See The AfterCraft's 59 projects »
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  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Flower - Step 1
    Step 1

    Pick your fabric cotton is best. If you use batiks remember to get a sharp needle since the weave tends to be tighter than regular quilters cotton.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Flower - Step 2
    Step 2

    I like to starch my fabric to give nice crisp edges, although this isn't necessary, I do recommend it highly.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Flower - Step 3
    Step 3

    Find a circle template. I use the tops for mason jars. For my small flowers about 2 3/4 of an inch across and the larger flowers I make about 3 1/4 across.

    FYI:
    The size of your template is approx the same width of your finished flower.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Flower - Step 4
    Step 4

    Draw out circles for your petals. Small flowers I like 8-10 petals and larges ones I like about 12 for nice fullness.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Flower - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut them out

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Flower - Step 6
    Step 6

    Fold circle in half and use your finger to press or an iron.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Flower - Step 7
    Step 7

    Then half again and again finger press or use an iron.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Flower - Step 8
    Step 8

    Find the middle, I like to pinch the middle or fold in half to find the center.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Flower - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fold the side up to meet the middle.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Flower - Step 10
    Step 10

    and same repeat on the other side.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Flower - Step 11
    Step 11

    Take your needle and thread and thread near the edge of the petal.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Flower - Step 12
    Step 12

    Do the same to all your petals till they are all on the string.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Flower - Step 13
    Step 13

    Pull nice and tight...

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Flower - Step 14
    Step 14

    and tie a knot and clip your threads.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Flower - Step 15
    Step 15

    Using your hot glue gun pump some into the center of your flower.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Flower - Step 16
    Step 16

    Put your button of choice and glue in place.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Flower - Step 17
    Step 17

    Cut out 2 round circles and glue one to the back of your flower and glue your pin in place.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Flower - Step 18
    Step 18

    For added security glue your second felt circle down...

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Flower - Step 19
    Step 19

    on top of the pin to hold it in place.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Flower - Step 20
    Step 20

    aaaaaaaand TA-DA!

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Angel D
Angel D · East Wemyss, Scotland, GB · 8 projects
Great tutorial, thank you! Happy
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The AfterCraft
The AfterCraft · Victoria, British Columbia, CA · 59 projects
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The AfterCraft
The AfterCraft · Victoria, British Columbia, CA · 59 projects
tadaaaa

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The AfterCraft
The AfterCraft · Victoria, British Columbia, CA · 59 projects
I'll make a video when I get home for ya helenita05 Happy
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helenita05 h.
helenita05 h. · Beaumont, Texas, US · 1 project
I tried to make the petals, but I ended up with round petals...I dont know why...I guess step #8 is not too clear. Please help!!!!
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Pink Custard
Pink Custard · 1 project
I LOVE THIS PROJECT!! i'm so making one! ;) x
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The AfterCraft
The AfterCraft · Victoria, British Columbia, CA · 59 projects
Not a worry! These are easier than the other ones I think.
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SyntheticStars
SyntheticStars · Eastleigh, England, GB · 31 projects
Ooooh, amazing - I've been meaning to ask you how you do the pointy petals! Thanks for the tutorial Happy x
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IceDragon
IceDragon · Lowestoft, England, GB · 3 projects
This is awesome, thanks! Happy
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