My mom has always been the keeper of the family memories at our house until I became a full-fledged scrapbooker. I love documenting my life and my perspective of my family, in the here and now. In the future, I know that, through scrapbooking, I will be able to look back and vividly remember the moments I have shared with my family and friends. I know I will also enjoy looking back to see what trends I experimented with!!
Today I will be showing you a tutorial for tulle flowers. These flowers make great embellishments on anything from scrapbook pages to headbands. So let’s get started!
What you need:
- One sheet of felt
- A few quilting pins
- Sewing machine
- Hot glue gun
- About ¼ yard of tulle
- Embellishments of your choice for the center of the flower
Step One: Cut three (3) 1×12 inch strips of tulle.
Step Two: Pin the 3 strips of tulle together on top of one another. Then, run a basting stitch down the middle of the pinned strips being sure NOT to backstitch at the ends.
Step Three: Gather the tulle by gently pulling on the bobbin thread of your basting stitch.
Step Four: Cut a one-inch circle out of your felt.
Step Five: There are two ways to complete this step: by sewing or using glue. I used sewing when making my flowers, following these steps: Starting in the middle of the felt circle, sew the tulle down onto the felt, spiraling it around in a circle. If you choose to use glue: Start in the center of the circle, gluing down the tulle in a spiral motion.
Step Six: Trim any of the extra felt off of the bottom. Cut as close to your widest stitch as possible. You can now add any embellishments you may want for the center of the flower.
Following is an example of how I used three flowers in a layout:
Sisters by Jordan Hebl. Supplies: Cardstock: Stampin’ Up!; Patterned paper: Stampin’ Up!; Alphabet: American Crafts; Beads: Autumn Leaves and Provo Craft; Buttons: Autumn Leaves; Tulle: Autumn Leaves; Ink: Stampin’ Up!; Rhinestones: Basic Grey; Other: sewing machine
I hope this tulle tutorial inspires you to try creating a few of your own flowers!
Jordan Hebl, CK Teen Talent Search Contest Grand Prize Winner
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