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Friday, August 13, 2010

Gussy up that hat! (just in case ya missed it!)

Just in case you missed is the tutorial from my guest post over at Scraps and Scribbles from
the other day!  There is a giveaway involved, so hop on over and check it out!

And if you haven't entered the giveaway here for the rag bracelet, what are you waiting for?

Lately, I have been working on sprucing up a plain cadet cap.  I've seen these hats everywhere with rhinestone designs on them, but thought they would be so cute with some flowers on them!

There are tutorials all over blogland for making all kinds of fabric flowers.  Here is one of my new favorites!

All you need is some fabric, a circle template (you can use a glass), needle and thread, a small piece of felt, and a button.

Start by making six circles and cutting them out.

Fold them in half once and then again.

Then take your needle and thread and run a long stitch across the raw edge.

Now pull it tight so that it gathers in the whole bottom of your petal!  Tie a knot in your thread and do the same for the next five circles.  I didn't even cut my thread in between petals.  That way they are all sewn together at the end.

This is what it will look like with all six petals done and sewn together.  Next glue your felt circle onto the back.

Find a cute button big enought to cover all of your raw edges and stitching and sew into place on the opposite side of your felt.

Next add a pin and/or hairclip to the back and you are done!  You could even sew this right onto a purse or hat if you didn't want it to be interchangeable.

Now go make some cute flowers! 

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myletterstoemily said...

hi andrea! those flowers are adorable!

Liz said...

Great tutorial! I love the first flower. Your blog is adorable!

Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

OMG I've never seen this flower before! I've totally been wanting to make a flower like this but didn't know how.

Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my shirt! I'm so glad to know that you like it :)

Retrodiva said...

Love the idea of a colorful flower on a plain-ish hat. I'm going to give it a whirl.

Genevieve Richer said...

WOW! Love it! Almost makes me think I could make these myself! Almost! ;-)

Kitty Deschanel said...

I'd love to be crafty like this! This is adorable :)

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North of 25A said...

Adorable hat; love the first one! Visiting from SITS.
Happy Monday,

Holly Lefevre said...

So cute - somehow I have not made a fabric flower yet! I do love fabric flowers.

Tina L. Hook said...

Ooh la la. That is cute! I think I could actually do that one, and I am terrible with sewing.

Crystal Escobar said...

Omg, those are so dang cute! I just love the hats. And I always wondered how to make those cute flowers. Thank you for sharing that.