You've been warned. Now let me tell you about this awesome Fold & Twist Fabric Flower (that would be a B.Cheniful name). These flowers are different from the regular fabric flowers that I've gone over for the past couple weeks. There, you pretty much just twist/glue/twist/glue. Here, you'll fold/twist/fold/twist--hence the super smart name :)
Now, I made this How-To so seemingly pretentious because I had a hard time doing it the first time through. I mean, fold/twist/fold/twist, seems pretty easy, right? Well it wasn't. At least not for me, anyway.
So, here's what's doin with the Fold & Twist Fabric Flower.
- Large Felt Circle
- Glue Gun--hey baby!
- Bobby Pin/Alligator Clip/Pin--It's up to you!
- Sewing machine (optional)
Step 1: Pick your fabric. I'm all about ball parking here, so I'd say you need a 2-3" wide piece of fabric, about 25" long. Decrease the length if you want a smaller flower.
|My fabric choice--new today! tx hobbit lobbit.|
|and this would be your ballparked fabric strip.|
MUST DO Step 2: fold your strip in half and iron. This helps with "fold" of the Twist & Fold.OPTIONAL Step 2: After you iron, use your sewing machine to stitch up the edges. I did this because: A: I wanted use my new baby sewing machine--it's seriously so small, it's the easy bake oven of all sewing machines. and B: I thought it looked cool. Like totally organic ;)
|yeah, what up now hardcore crafters!|
Step 3: Grab your felt circle. Make a knot at the end of your strip to make the bud, then glue down to the center of the felt circle.
|small hot glue dot--press bud into it.|
Step 4: Ok, now we really begin. Lift up your fabric (just as a guide):
|and we're lifting....|
Step 4 Continued: Now fold that strip down to the right:
|your first fold, right here :)|
Step 4 Continued...Again: Now, take your fabric and fold down from the top point the top of the candy corn if you will..and I think you will. That's the twist & fold.
Step 5: Keep going!!! fold/twist/fold/twist, gluing down on your felt as you go. I find it easier for me if I do all this with the felt piece on my leg (as opposed to holding it up, or setting it on the table).
Here are a bunch of photos to keep you going:
|third fold baby!|
|keeping it going....tuck your new folds as you go under the folds above it to help it build up.|
|Glue that sucker down!|
|Oh, hey pretty.|
Step 6: Make it official! You need to finish this baby up. I used a large bobby to do the trick--it's not pretty....but it's what I prefer for me. You can use whatever you'd like.
Step 7: Rock it!
|Rock it you say? Done.|
And that's the end. Finally. :)
As always, comments are welcome and encouraged! Unless you're a meanie-face that is.
Oh, and good night. To me.