Introduction: How to Make Round Petal Fabric Kanzashi Flowers

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This beautiful Kanzashi fabric flower can be attached to a barrette, a purse, a shirt...

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.

Comments

Bugsmummy (author)2015-04-17

Beautiful & have attempted to make but How do you stop the fabric from fraying, please?

mypinkrainbow (author)2012-05-10

beautiful

sugarsnout (author)2011-11-24

I love these!!

Eastexgal (author)2011-06-27

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.

Ex Machina (author)2011-05-21

WOW!!

LuzminasCorner (author)2011-05-16

Thanks so much for this step by step. I always have loved these flowers but, no idea how to make them! :D

ChrysN (author)2011-05-15

Cute flowers!

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