Tuesday, 11 June 2013

How to make a scrap fabric rose

I have had this scrap fabric in my sewing bag for ages and I couldn't bare to part with it even though it is really a very small amount. I have finally come up with something to make with it, so I thought I'd share how to make a scrap fabric rose. 

How to make a scrap fabric rose
Tutorial Tuesday # - how to make a scrap fabric rose

Cut your scrap fabric into roughly even strips. 

Tutorial Tuesday # - how to make a scrap fabric rose

Put right sides together and sew each strip to the next to make a long strip 

Tutorial Tuesday # - how to make a scrap fabric rose

Then cut a small circle of felt for the backing and if you want add a strip of organza roughly the same length as your scrap strip 

Tutorial Tuesday # - how to make a scrap fabric rose
Pin to the centre of the felt circle

Tutorial Tuesday # - how to make a scrap fabric rose

Sew a spiral coming out from the centre, twisting the fabric strips around the circle

Tutorial Tuesday # - how to make a scrap fabric rose

Use scissors to snip into some of the layers to give a petal effect

Tutorial Tuesday # - how to make a scrap fabric rose

Press slightly with a cool iron

Tutorial Tuesday # - how to make a scrap fabric rose

Attach to a badge back or booby pin or hair clip! It's up to you! 

Tutorial Tuesday # - how to make a scrap fabric rose

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