Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Guest Post- Scrap Busting Fabric Flower

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Hi Everyone!  My name is Jamie, and I blog over at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.  I am so happy to have the chance to guest post for Brooke here at  Baby Bear Hugs.  

If you've never visited my blog before, it's all about sewing, crafting and fun family recipes.  I would love for you to stop by sometime to visit and check out some of my other projects.
Today, I am sharing a tutorial for a fabric flower made using your fabric scraps!

scrap fabric flower, scattered thoughts of a crafty mom
I do a lot of sewing and have quite an overflowing scrap bin.  I'm always very happy to stumble upon a new way to use my scraps.   This little fabric flower certainly fits the bill! I made a few for headbands.
fabric flower, scattered thoughts of a crafty mom
I made a set as flip flop embellishments.
fabric flower, scattered thoughts of a crafty mom
I can think of so many other uses for these little flowers!  Don't be surprised to see them popping up on other projects... Would you like to make some too?  Here is how I did it: Scrap fabric flower tutorial: (so easy, you'll wonder why you didn't think of it yourself!) Materials needed:
  • Scrap fabric, about 80 long in total. (You can use any length, but the longer the scrap piece, the easier it is to cut the strips.  The blue flower was made with a 44 inch long scrap piece and the pink was made with a 20 inch long scrap piece.)
  • needle and thread
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • hot glue
  • felt
  • button or accent piece for the top
Fold your scrap pieces in half a few times and cut into 1/2 inch wide strips.  (Cut as many as you need to get about 80 inches in length.
I cut two strips (4 for the pink flower.)
A quick way to get same size pieces is to wrap the fabric strip around your fingers a few times...
And then just snip the top and bottom with your scissors.
Next, lay out your fabric strips in a cris-cross pattern.
Keep going until your flower is as full as you would like it to be.  Use your needle and thread to make a couple of stitches to hold the fabric strips in place.
Cut a small circle of felt and glue it to the bottom of the flower.
Trim any uneven fabric pieces.
Add your button or other embellishment and there you go, an adorable fabric flower!
Thank you so much Brooke, for inviting me to be a part of your blog today!  I hope you guys will visit me over at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom sometime.


  1. Love it! Thanks for letting me guest host!

  2. beautiful and fresf flowers deliver for aggressive decoration of home, balcony and center table.


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