The Tight Lollypop Twist.

The Tight Lollypop Twist.

tight lollypop fabric flower finished

Or at least that’s what I’m calling it.

I’ll do my BEST to explain this clearly, but don’t be scared if you don’t completely get it–it’s one of those things that you have to try first, and then you’re like “oh yeah, I was born to make these babies.”

First, start with your token strip of fabric. I think mine was an inch by the full 44 inches.

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Make a small bud by just rolling one end a few times. Once you have a little bud secure it by going through all thicknesses of your roll.

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Now here’s where you start twisting and securing. Over…and over….and over. You will wrap you fabric around, hold it down with your finger, and then flip it over (180 degrees like a pancake) to the opposite side. Then you hold it again with your finger, (you just made a twist) and…

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from the bottom of your flower you go up through the center of the twist,fabric flower tutorial

and then back down–your needle going down almost right where it went up to make a tiny little stitch, down through to the bottom of the flower again (you just secured it). There’s is no science to this. REALLY, you are just twisting your fabric, back and forth, tacking and securing it as you go. fabric flower tutorial

Keep truckin’ along until you achieve the size and fullness that you had hoped for. Here’s the finished beauty. I rolled mine pretty tight, and I think next time I’ll do it more loosely and see where that takes me. I’ll post a picture when I do.

tight lollypop fabric flower finished

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lina

Thank you for sharing how to make these gorgeous flowers. I was wondering what type of fabric are you using in this tutorial? thank you

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stephanie

hi i really like this flower and i really want to know how to make it. is there like a video on how to make this flower? because i dont really understand how to do it like how do i twist it…and more… thank you.

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anna

this is one flower that i was love it. but i dont understand how to twist, hopefully u can make video for this tutorial.really love this flower

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isolde davey (@moaningisolde)

I made one of these today with gold voile. I did it much looser and it looks more conventionally rose-like, but thanks for the tutorial; I was looking everywhere for a rose that wouldn’t require lots of cutting & sewing. This is the best I saw :-)

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Miriam

Sure! Try anything lightweight, and even some quilting cottons might work, it would just produce a slightly different look!

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schoolearner1

Please make me your friend…………………..and your ideas are beautiful but they are unclear

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