Today we have Stephanie guest posting with us today, showing us how to make a fun accessory to add to any outfit! Thanks Stephanie for joining us!
Thank you so much to Liz and Elizabeth for inviting me along today.
For my tutorial I thought I would show you how I made my Kanzanshi flowers from week 3 of season 5 - The white sheet challenge.
I learnt to make these earlier this year at a craft fair in Sydney, but anyone who knows me will tell you I do not follow instructions well I prefer concepts then I just do my own thing. So I'm sharing my version but you can check out Kimoyes for the original :D
With that out of the way lets make a large Kanzanshi Flower.
Here is your supply list:
*7 x 3" Fabric Squares
*Threaded Sewing needle
*Optional extra - button/gem, brooch/clip and a glue gun
Take one square and fold it in half to make a triangle.
Fold in half again to make a smaller triangle
Fold in half again to make an even smaller triangle
A bit trickier to explain
Take one side of your triangle and fold it back on itself
now do the same thing on the other side
P.S. steps 1-5 are also for an awesome paper plane :D
Trim the ends to make the edges match
Push the needle through the middle of all the layers as close to the base of the triangle as you can
Repeat steps 1-7 for each square
Do try to get the needle in the same spot on each petal this will stop your flower from looking lopsided
Pull the thread all the way through your petals
Sew around the top middle of your flower making sure you get all the folds
Sew around the bottom middle of your flowers making sure you get all those folds, then tie it off.
There are lots of options for this step
option 1 Glue a button to the middle of your flower
option 2 Glue a gem of some description to the middle of your flower
option 3 Hand sew the centre closed
with this option make sure you get all your edges covered.
Another one with options
option 1 Sew it on to your garment
option 2 Glue it onto your garment
option 3 Glue on a brooch/clip
Now you can do fabric origami!
and make paper planes lol
want more Steph stuff check out my blog at Stephanie's Beautiful Creations