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Now on with the tutorial!
How To Make The Fabulous Bendy Flowers
What you need:
- Various fabrics
- Fabric bond (applique glue)
- Brush for glue
- Fine wire
Download and print the template!
The How To:
- Choose your favourite patterned fabrics
- Cut out the number of flowers and leaves needed as indicated on the templates in your chosen fabric.
- Choose two large flower petals, this will be the bottom layer of the flower.
- Apply the fabric bond (applique glue) all over the fabric flower petals and then put a fine wire (as you see image) between the fabric petals.
- Repeat the same process for the leaves.
- You don’t need to put wire between smaller flower petals. Just enough to fix two flower petals with glue.
- Wait for a while for the petals and leaves to dry out.
- Now it’s time to bring together all flower petals and leaves.
- What you use for the centres of the flowers can be pretty much anything from loose beads to lonely buttons or even a small earring. For this project I used buttons.
You can make many different sizes of fabric flowers and use them in loads of projects!
What you can use these fabulous bendy flowers for:
- Gift toppers
- As a napkin ring
- Wedding table settings or as favours
- Garlands for your home
- Chair decorations
- Or, make giant ones as wall art!
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Are you going to make these no-sew fabric flowers?
What are you going to use them for?
I really want to know! Suggestions on a postcard please :p ok, suggestions in the comments, please!
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