This beautiful Kanzashi fabric flower can be attached to a barrette, a purse, a shirt...
Step 1: What we need.
* 7pc fabric squares.
* Needle and thread
* Fabric covered button
* Alligator clips
* Fabric stiffener
Step 2: Fabric squares
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
in half diagonally - right side of the fabric out. Press the fold seam with finger or iron.
Step 4: Fold the right hand corner
up to meet the top corner. Press the fold with finger.
Step 5: Same
with the left hand corner. Press the fold with fingers.
Step 6: Now fold the left corner
Now fold the left corner back to meet the center. Press the fold with fingures.
Step 7: Repeat
with the right corner. Press the fold with fingers.
Step 8: Back view.
The two corners should meet the center but not overlap.
Step 9: From position in step 8
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
this is the front side looks like.
Step 11: Use an alligator clip
to hold the petal in shape until ready to assemble.
Step 12: Repeat
step 2-10 to get all petals.
Step 13: Trim the base
(raw edges) as shown.
Step 15: Dont' pull thread
tight yet. Arrange petals in circle.
Step 16: This is the back
side of the flower.
Step 17: Sew petals together
Step 18: Pull
Step 19: Flip over.
this is the front side.
Step 20: Close to center
sew all petals.
Step 21: Open the top of the petal
Spay with fabric stiffener if you like.
Step 22: Sew/Glue
fabric covered button.
Step 23: Or glue
a large rhinestone on top.
Step 24: 5 petal
flowers. Same methods.