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How To Make Round Petal Fabric Kanzashi Flowers


This beautiful Kanzashi fabric flower can be attached to a barrette, a purse, a shirt...
 
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Step 1: What we need.

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* 7pc fabric squares.

* Needle and thread

* Fabric covered button

* Alligator clips

* Fabric stiffener

Step 2: Fabric squares

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We use 3.5" squares in this tutorial, you can use larger or smaller one to make different size flowers. The larger size is easier for the beginner. 1 petal each square. A flower can be 5, 6, 7 or 8 petals. So if you have 1 yard 44-45" fabric and cut to 3" squares, you can make 24 flowers.

Step 3: Fold the square

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in half diagonally - right side of the fabric out. Press the fold seam with finger or iron.

Step 4: Fold the right hand corner

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 up to meet the top corner. Press the fold with finger.

Step 5: Same

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with the left hand corner. Press the fold with fingers.

Step 6: Now fold the left corner

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Now fold the left corner back to meet the center. Press the fold with fingures.

Step 7: Repeat

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 with the right corner. Press the fold with fingers.

Step 8: Back view.

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The two corners should meet the center but not overlap.

Step 9: From position in step 8

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fold the whole piece in half, toward you, with 2 corners inside the fold. This is the back side of the petal.

Step 10: Flip the petal over

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this is the front side looks like.

Step 11: Use an alligator clip

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 to hold the petal in shape until ready to assemble.

Step 12: Repeat

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step 2-10 to get all petals.

Step 13: Trim the base

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 (raw edges) as shown.

Step 14: Sew

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Step 15: Dont' pull thread

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tight yet. Arrange petals in circle.

Step 16: This is the back

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side of the flower.

Step 17: Sew petals together

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 as shown.

Step 18: Pull

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thread tight.

Step 19: Flip over.

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 this is the front side.

Step 20: Close to center

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sew all petals.

Step 21: Open the top of the petal

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 Spay with fabric stiffener if you like.

Step 22: Sew/Glue

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 fabric covered button.

Step 23: Or glue

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a large rhinestone on top.

Step 24: 5 petal

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flowers. Same methods.
beautiful
sugarsnout2 years ago
I love these!!
Eastexgal2 years ago
This is so pretty. I can imagine all types of fabrics and buttons to add. They will go onto my hats or shirts or both. I am going to give it a try. thank you.
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Ex Machina2 years ago
WOW!!
Thanks so much for this step by step. I always have loved these flowers but, no idea how to make them! :D
ChrysN2 years ago
Cute flowers!
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