Lana of Lana Red Studio shows you how to brighten up a neckline with a cluster of handmade fabric flowers. Read on to learn how.
A new wardrobe doesn’t have to cost the earth; all you need is a little imagination (you have buckets of it), scrap fabric (buckets of them, too) and sewing notions to turn your I-Never-Wear-It tee into this season’s most-adored refashion. Here’s Lana on how to make a Spring top by trimming the neckline with colourful fabric flowers.
For three ways to make fabric flowers, follow the steps below…
You will need:
• Optional embellishments
How to make flower 1
Cut three decreasing sized circles from your chosen fabric.
Cut two pieces of Bondaweb. Place them between the stacked circles and fuse with a hot iron.
How to make flower 2
Cut eight same-sized circles from one piece of fabric.
Place two circles on top of each other and fold in the middle, then fold again.
Cut a piece of felt and a piece of Bondaweb to the same size.
Place the pieces in a circle, place Bondaweb in the middle and fuse felt on top with your iron, securing the layers together.
How to make flower 3
Cut a long 40 x 2cm strip of cotton fabric.
Twist the fabric lengthwise, then circle it into a spiral.
Cut a piece of felt and a piece of Bondaweb, then fuse to the back of your circle using an iron.
How to make flower 4
Cut out six small, six big and one round piece of felt.
Cut out 12 tiny bits of Bondaweb and place them between the smallest part of the pieces. Fold the ends of the pieces and fuse with an iron.
Place the bigger parts in a circle, stack the smaller parts on top of them and secure the flowers at the back, by ironing onto your felt circle base.
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