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Friday, August 24, 2012

Scrap Busting Fabric Flower

As you probably know, I do a lot of sewing over here.  Which means I have quite an overflowing scrap bin!  I'm always very happy to come up with new ways to use my scraps.  This little fabric flower is a great little scrap busting project.  It is a wonderful way to use up the tiniest of scraps!

Ways to use fabric scraps, Scrap Busting Fabric Flower

I made a few for headbands.

Ways to use fabric scraps, Scrap Busting Fabric Flower

I made a set as flip flop embellishments.

Ways to use fabric scraps, Scrap Busting Fabric Flower

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
Instructions:

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!

Ways to use fabric scraps, Scrap Busting Fabric Flower

Have fun!

Are you looking for more scrap-busting projects?  Be sure to check these out:

Embelished Flip Flops
Embellished Flip Flops

Kid Craft: Scrap-busting Headband
Kid Craft:
Scrap-busting Headband
Quilted Goodie Tin
Quilted Goodie Tin

Flower Cuff Bracelet
Flower Cuff Bracelet


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10 comments:

  1. That's so cute! I have some fabric scraps that I've been holding on to because I knew I could do something with them - I'll have to make a few of these!

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  2. This is great, I was just looking for a great flower to use up some scraps this is perfect! Found you on the weekend wrap up at tatertots and jello.

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  3. I'm stopping for a visit from Six Sisters' Stuff today!
    I'm having so much fun visiting the participants of this blog linky party.
    So many wonderful and creative ideas.
    What a great way to use up leftover fabric.

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  4. Visiting from Sundae Scoop. This is just adorable and a great way to use up scraps! I'm a new follower and would love it if you followed back at http://parklandparish.blogspot.com/2012/08/taste-of-autumn.html

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  5. It's party time at Debt Free Mommy blog and you're invited! Please join us and link up with Making Space Mondays, where we link up any post(s)about making our space better. We hope to see you there! -Tabitha

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  6. Adorable, love the color and fabric, so pretty. Another new flower to make. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  7. What a cute idea! Thank you so much for sharing this!

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  8. Love this! We just put up our Kitchen Fun & Craft Friday link party and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/08/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_30.html

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  9. Love this and so will my girls. I would love for you to share it on my Repurposed Ideas Weekly Blog Hop at: http://repurposemylife.com/repurposed-ideas-weekly-3-blog-hop/

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  10. What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of scrap fabric crafts! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/scrap-fabric-crafts/

    Have a great day!

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