Monday, 19 December 2011

Material Monday - How to make a No Sew Pleated Fabric Flower

Today I have another instalment in the occasional series of Material Monday posts for you.  On Saturday I showed you a scrapbook page which included these fabric flower embellishments. 
No Sew Pleated Fabric Flowers

Now many of you will know that I am not that handy with a needle and thread and may be pleased to know that there was no sewing involved in making any of these flowers.

Today I am going to share with you how to make the spiral pleated flowers that were included in this arrangement.  There are two of them in this little cluster, one at the top and one on the bottom right.

Firstly punch or cut a circle of card just a fraction smaller than you would like your final embellishment to be.  You need to cover this with strong adhesive such as the Sticky Strip from Stampin’ Up! or the adhesive sheet.

Next tear a strip of fabric (the grain of the Stampin’ Up! Fabric’s will allow you to do this) approximately half the diameter of your circle.  Tie a knot in one end of the fabric, and stick the base of the knot (with the long end of fabric) to the centre of the circle.  Then gently fold the fabric in pleats around the knot so that it covers the remaining card. 

The torn edge and the soft folds should give you a pretty flower embellishment, which you can use on any project.

If you would like to know how the flower in the centre of the arrangement was made make sure you are subscribed to my newsletter as readers of the Christmas edition will be finding out!  You can subscribe using the box at the top right hand side of the blog.

Happy Stampin'
Bekka Prideaux Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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