I couldn’t be more excited to be guest posting here Today!
As a young girl my amazing mother taught me to sew, and I have been sewing, designing and creating ever since. I love drawing, floral design, painting, designing, scrapbooking, quilting, cake decorating, writing– pretty much anything that allows me to get outside the conventional box of life and create something beautiful. I especially love doing these things with my parallel play buddy, Vera, my Yorkie puppy and best friend. When I’m not busy designing and crafing for my shop, I am usually studying, chilling with my family, pretending I can do Zumba, enjoying the beauty of the outdoors, eating pretzel M&M’s or just simply off searching for adventure.
Today I would like to share one of my favorite projects
A vintage-inspired fabric flower ring!
YOU WILL NEED:
- Fabric (I like to use quilting cottons, but you can use other types of fabrics as well)
- A ring (to attach the flower)
- Embellishments (buttons, jewelry, beads etc)
- Needle and thread
- Glue (I prefer Fabric-Tac and Allen’s Jewelry and Metal Glue)
Take the fabric of your choice and cut out SIX 2.5 inches circles. I like to use my Sizzix Big Kick
(Circles # 2) for this, but you can cut them with scissors too.
Now take the circle and turn it upside down so that the wrong side of the
fabric is facing up and fold your circle in half
Then fold it in half again
Next, poke your threaded needle (make sure your thread is knotted– I always seem to forget and have to start over) through the edge where the folds come together and using a running stitch
stitch across the rounded side of your folded circles
and gather it up to create a petal. Now you have your first petal!
Using your first petal and thread (don’t cut the thread yet!), repeat the process with the remaining five circles
Once all the petals are stitched on, pull and gather them together into a circle to create a flower. Continue stitching through the very first petal to close the centre of the flower
Finish it off by tying a knot in your thread or take three small stitches in the same place.
Now your fabric flower is complete!
Using the Fabric-Tac (or any glue you like), cover the back of the flower with a small piece of felt.
Now cut a small felt rectangle, just big enough to cover the area of the ring where you will place the flower and glue it to the ring using Allen’s Jewelry & Metal glue or any super glue you like.
Next squirt some Fabric-Tac on your felt rectangle and attach the flower to it.
and place another felt piece over the top to sandwich the ring between the two felt pieces.
Finish with an embellishment of your choice (in this case I chose a vintage pearl button, I found in my mother’s sewing room) and glue it to the center of the flower
And your done!
A beautiful flower cocktail ring, made in a few minutes– show it off and don’t forget to tell everyone that YOU made it!
Thanks Kellianne for sharing such a wonderful detailed tutorial
Would love to have one for yourself? These rings will also make cute gifts.
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