Sunday, January 22, 2012

Tee Shirt Flowers

You could do this with any fabric but I used the extra from the tee shirts I used to make the scarves.

Cut 8 circles to make one flower. I used a quart paint can as my pattern and it was the size I wanted. You will need one 2 inch circle of felt for your base and about a 12 inch string to tie your flower to your project. The string is optional. However I used my flowers on my scarves and wanted to be able to remove them at will.

Plug in your hot glue gun so it is heating up and have your extra glue sticks close at hand. Fold each circle in half and then in half again so they are now all in quarters. Take your felt circle and put a good circle of glue in the middle, if using a string tie then put the middle of the string in the middle of the glue, then lay the points of four folded circles in the glue. Make sure that each fold of the folded circle continues the same direction. As soon as that glue has cooled then put a good dab of glue in the middle of the folded circles and then add the last four folded circles Place these so that the seams are covered of the first layer.

Open each petal and put a glob of glue in the middle. This will keep the petals open and give your flower a full fluffed out appearance.
I tried sewing my string on at the end and found that too difficult because of the glue. So it is best to add the string before your first layer.

You can add a button for a center if you like.

If you are making several, I found that it went quickly by cutting out everything first, then folding everything, then gluing. I am all about production and streamlining LOL.

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