DIY Fabric Carnation

20131003-162908.jpgI decided to give another bow style a try when my baby girl came to me upset that she didn’t have a bow to match with her new peasant dress I made her.

It broke my heart a little so I got over to pinterest and began to search.  I needed something that dealt with material and not ribbon so I figured that a flower may be the best bet.  In my searching I found this tutorial from Afro-Indie Chic http://afro-indy.blogspot.ca/2011/10/diy-tshirt-flower-clip.html.  I mostly followed her great directions but felt that I needed more fluff to mine since I wasn’t using t-shirt material.

DIY Fabric Carnation

  • 10 – 3″ circles of main material
  • 2 – 3″ circles of center material, cut in half
  • 1 – 3″ circle of stabilizer or felt

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Simple way to cut a circle.  Find something that is close to the sizing you need and rotary cut around it.  If you don’t have a rotary cutter, draw around with a pencil.

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This picture is missing the 2 additional Giants circles I decided to do.20131003-154952.jpg

Take the main material circle and fold it in half.

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Then fold third inward.  Flip it and fold the other third inward.

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Should look like an “S”

Layer the “S” folded pieces around the stabilizer or felt using glue to secure it.  I did 6 around the bottom and four in the second layer.

Finally, roll the center semi-circles, continue to roll the second one around the first and continue with rest.  Trim the bottom cone of it off.  Glue to the center.

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 Attach to a headband or clip.  Done!

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