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adorable flowers
These are a bit fiddly to make but they are so cute. You can do almost anything with them from hair pins to rings to necklaces to jacket/hat pins.

And you can use up that bit of scrap fabric you can't bare to part with for that perfect project.

Well you just found it.

It looks like a long tutorial, but I've tried to get every step in there and as clear as possible.

You can see more pretty flowers on my blog :www.theaftercraft.blogspot.com/

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 Kanzashi Flower - Step 1
    Step 1

    Before you begin you want to starch your fabric.

    If you don't have access to this you can use fabric interfacing as well.

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

    Pick out your scrap fabric.

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

    Cut out your squares. Any size really will do.

    Mine were about 2 inch wide so I decided to use 6 petals, but you can use 5 or if you want use more just your petals won't be as open when you're finished.

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

    fold in half

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

    Fold corner to the center

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

    Same thing to the other side

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

    Flip over, the two ends that are together are at the bottom of the diamond as we're looking at it now.

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

    Imagine a line going down the middle if the diamond.

    Fold the side to the middle.

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

    Same thing to the other side.

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

    Now fold it half length wise.

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

    It should looke like this from the top....

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

    And this on the bottom.

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

    Taking your need and thread.( yes no thread in this photo)
    Push the needle through the middle.

    See the next photo for a more exact placement.

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

    See how the needle catches the little triangles in middle?? That's what we want.

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

    Stack em all together and get them on the needle and on to the thread.

    I quatruple up on my thread to make it strong.

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

    Now you want to cutt off the ends.

    Closer picture next step.

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

    About this much.. and do it to them all.

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

    Squish them all togther.

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

    And make a knot.

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

    Nice and tight. Give it a few knots so it won't come undone. Then snip your threads.

    Should look like this.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Kanzashi Flower - Step 21
    Step 21

    Push the centre piece out and flat to al the petals

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Kanzashi Flower - Step 22
    Step 22

    should look like this now...

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Tsumami Kanzashi Flower - Step 23
    Step 23

    Sew on your center AND TA DA!!!! cute and sweet!!

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Ronald T.
Ronald T.
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martha I.
martha I. · 2 projects
lovely versatile flowers, i'll make hair clips, bronch, earrings and necklace
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Doris T.
Doris T. · Conway, South Carolina, US
how to tie off the very small Kanzashi flower. I can not get it to work for me. The one inch size and what material works best for these flowers ?
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afiqah.mazli
afiqah.mazli · Klang, Selangor, MY · 2 projects
loved it~
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joyce.burdon
joyce.burdon · Marion, Kentucky, US

I can't wait to try this. It will be such a cute idea to embellish little girl outfits.
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jessie
jessie
can someone teach me how to make the kanzashi flower that has a hole in each leave
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The AfterCraft
The AfterCraft · Victoria, British Columbia, CA · 59 projects
Oh It's been a while since I checked in! I have a video up..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaerMKBS8S8
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leti j.
leti j. · Zeeland, Michigan, US · 2 projects
Thanks for this step by step tutorial. Question I am having just a little bit of a problem with step 19,what is the best way to do this? Love your Flower's!
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