The Gathered Folded Edge Flower

The Gathered Folded Edge Flower.

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This little ditty is exactly like the Gathered Raw Edge Flower except, yep-you guessed it, it has a FOLDED edge exposed, rather than a raw edge. You’re very astute today.

So of course you’re gonna start with you long strip of fabric. This one is about 1″ by 22″.
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Then fold in half, and with your machine baste along the RAW edges. fabric flower tutorial

See?fabric flower tutorial

Now gather it all up.fabric flower tutorial

And start rolling it at one end to make a little bud.
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And the on the bottom you’ll secure it with a couple of stitches through all thicknesses.
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Now keep rolling it, fabric flower tutorial

and keep securing it at the bottom, fabric flower tutorial

until it’s all rolled up, and you secure the flower by taking stitches from the center to the outer edge, all around the bottom.fabric flower tutorial

And that’s it folks.fabric flower tutorial

12 Comments

Rach

oooooh, this one’s my favorite. And is it awful that I DREAD hand-stitching and opt for hot glue instead?! It makes me feel like a big fat cheater. 🙂 We had a blast with you guys at the library yesterday, let’s get together again soon. Josie cracks me up!

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heather e

Love the tutorials of flowers. So useful! But. Are you just using any old fabric you have (I’m guessing, yes) or do the flowers work better with other types of fabric? Also, are you just using normal thread? Your thread looks more heavy duty for some reason.

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Miriam

Good point. I’ve never touched on that subject, have I? I bought fabric for this, because I wanted all the flowers to be monochromatic. I’ve been using a lightweight Chiffon-like fabric, and lining (lining works really great because it’s so thin) for these flowers. Anything works, but delicate fabrics give the flowers a delicate look. I only get an 1/8 of a yard, though, it doesn’t take much. I’ll be doing tutorials for flowers where you burn the fabrics today, and I’ll be more specific on what kinds of fabrics to use.

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jill j

hey here great tutorial here were are the rest of yours?
as for what miriam said i also found that with each fabric there is a separate strategy but it all depends on what collar and look you may be going for

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Ian Jones

Rach, I also use hot glue instead of stitching and have often felt vaguely guilty about the fact! It’s good to know that others are also tempted by the ‘lazy option’! I did find when making the flowers however, that stitching produced more durable pieces and improved the look of the finished product. I won’t be giving up the glue though- for certain things it’s definitely quicker and most people can never tell that you haven’t painstakingly stitched something yourself!

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Ann

I really had made this project much too complicated. Thanks so much for showing me how easy it could be. I wanted to make the rosettes for the corners of my kitchen curtains. They work perfectly.

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diane

how do you use a glue gun for the scrunching part? i’m totally confused! I don’t sew and I have been looking like crazy for this flower but have to be able to use the gun!

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Miriam

A lot of the fabric flowers can be hot glued, but unfortunately, this really isn’t one of them. It would be pretty tough I think. Sewing really is the easier option, and there’s no need to be intimidated by a needle and thread, I’m sure you’ll do fine. Give it a go! Good luck, Diane!

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