Thursday, August 12, 2010

MiaMoo Designs Felt Flower Tutorial

I received a lot of requests for a tutorial on how to make my felt flowers and now I'm delivering! What you'll need: (Sorry I left out a few items in the picture)
2 pieces of felt-1 the color of your flower and green for the leaves
flower template (I drew my own, but I'm sure you can find a flower template online to print out)
scissors
pinking sheers (optional)
embroidery needle
thread or embroidery floss
pins
glue gun
clip
Ok, ready? Lets get started! First pin your flower template to your felt.
Next you will cut out 5 flower shapes from your template and three small circles (I just cut them without a template. don't worry, it doesn't matter if they're perfect.

Next, fold each piec in half, and then in half again so now you have triangle shapes. Pin them in place.

Now thread your needle. If you are using thread, double it (pull thread all the way through so it creates two strands and tie a knot at the bottom). Pick up one flower petal and stick the needle through the point like shown below. Repeat this for all five petals, stringing them together. Once they are all strung together you will want to form a flower shape by sticking your needle back through the first petal and pull it through to the bottom of the flower. It should look like this.

Next remove your pins and pull your thread tight from the bottom so it fluffs up the pedals as shown below. Now you will want to take your needle from the bottom of the flower and pull it through the middle back up to the top side. Next take your three circle shapes that you pinned together and thread them together the same way.


Remove your pins and pull. You may need to arrange them a bit by hand to make sure they're even and centered. Next you'll want to secure everything by pulling your thread through different layers. I'm not quite sure how to explain it, but you want to make sure everything is secure and tight. Lastly you'll go back throught the middle and tie your knot on the bottom of the flower .

Now cut out two leaf shapes. I like my leaves on the bigger side, but its up to you how big to make them. I like to Hold them up together and test what it looks like behind the flower before glueing. Once I have them where I want them I hold both layers together with my thumb and lift up one leaf with my finger and glue on the underneath leaf.


Next cut out an oval shape (make sure its long enough to hide the top of your clip). I use pinking sheers to make it look more polished. Fold it in half and use your regular scissors to snip it a bit to form a tiny slit. You will stick the top of your clip through it. Lastly you'll glue the top of your clip and felt piece to the back of your flower.

ALL DONE! You did it! Now you have one of these little beauties for your little princess :)
*For Personal Use Only Please* I would LOVE to see what you make so once you do. Please leave me a comment with your link. Also please link back to my blog giving my tutorial credit for your creations. Thanks!!!

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12 comments:

Amber said...

Great tutorial!! Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try one for myself. I'll let you know how it goes:)

Debbie(single;complicated) said...

following back from friendly friday!what a cute blog you have!!!!

karen said...

Good job! Of course I won't do it - that's what I have YOU for. Your girls are so lucky...

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I so have to show this to my daughter when she gets up, she would LOVE to do this! Thanks!

Mama Pea said...

So cute and great instructions. Thanks for taking the time to do it and to share with everyone!

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Thurston Fam said...

I wanna try! where did you get the cute headband to go with?

thebirdflock said...

Hi Katie!
I am so glad I found your blog. I actually used your tutorial with knit to make some flowers for my girls shirts. (http://create.thebirdflock.com) It was a bit more difficult to work with, but they came our cute anyways. I am looking forward to making some felt clips though too:)

Kinzie Sue said...

This is such a great flower and tutorial. I've featured and linked to it in a Flower Roundup on my blog: http://kinzieskreations.blogspot.com/2010/11/diy-flower-roundup.html

Mae said...

thank you so much. I've been looking for a tutorial of this sort for a while. keep blogging!

Mae said...

thanks for the comment, on my blog comments are "interesting points" i might change that as it seems like it might be difficult to understand. i am following you!

Taylor said...

Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial. I used these felt flowers on a wreath I just made. Here is the link:http://domestic8d.blogspot.com/2011/09/diy-fall-wreath.html

Taylor
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