Thanks for your concern and kind words after my last post. Nothing tragic has happened, we've just had a few things come up that are leaving me no computer time. One of them is Girl's Camp (that we are hoping won't be canceled because of all the fires burning nearby.)
I shared this flower tutorial a few weeks ago at Naptime Crafters, but I wanted to post them here as well. I call them Stacked Flowers. I made the first one with felt, but then branched out and used fabric. They are easy to whip together, and super cute!
Stacked Felt Flower Tutorial
-Free downloadable pattern
-Felt or fabric scraps
-Needle and thread
-Alligator hair clip
-Hot glue gun
2-Cut out your circles. If you want to leave out the slits, you are done cutting, skip to step 4.
3-Use the lines as a guide for cutting your slits. You can make them as thin or wide as you like.
6-Use a needle and thread to sew all the layers together. Make sure you tie a secure knot.
7-Add an embellishment to the center. For this one I used super glue to attach a tiny rhinestone gem thingy. You can also sew on a beads or buttons, or whatever you like. (If you are sewing on an embellishment, you can skip step #5, because sewing on a button will also secure all your layers together.)
8-Flip your flower over and hot glue a piece of felt on the back. This not only makes it look nicer, but if you put glue on your thread, it holds it in place so it can't come untied and fall apart.
9-If you want to add leaves to your flower, just cut out a couple and hot glue them to the back of your flower. I should have done this before I added the little felt circle, so don't make that same mistake.
10-Attach a hair clip or pin to the back of your flower. (I had to add another circle to cover my leaves, but if you didn't screw up like I did, you won't have to. Note: I like to line my hair clips with ribbon. If you don't know how, you can follow my tutorial: How To Line an Alligator Clip
There you have it. A Stacked Felt Flower. Isn't it cute?
This pattern is so versatile! You can use felt, fabric, or a combination of the two. You can also leave out the slits and just use circles. Here are a few hair clips I put together to match a few of Rachel's outfits:
-For the top left hair clip I used fabric. I cut some of the fabric into circles, and others into flowers. Added a button on top.
-For the top right clip, I ironed the blue fabric onto felt using Heat & Bond, and cut circles. Then I cut flowers out of felt and alternated the two. I sewed a bead on top.
-For the bottom left clip, I used felt like my original, but cut the slits larger and only used three sizes of flowers. I stacked them on top of a circle.
-For the last clip I simply cut different sizes of circles out of fabric and sewed them all together with a button on top.
See what I mean? The possibilities are endless!