Making Your Own Fabric Flowers for Your Page

Recently, I made this adorable headband all by myself, flowers and all!

And, it got me thinking about scrapbooking, of course. I thought, wouldn’t these little flowers be a great addition to a scrapbook page? I think they would!

I have no sewing experience. My Mom tried to teach me as a child to sew, but I just never did it on my own, so I do not really remember much from what she taught me. But, I do know how to do a running stitch, and how to sew on a button, and that is all you need to know to make these adorable buttons to add to your scrapbooking pages.

First, cut out a circle in your fabric. This can be done by simply using the large end of a plastic disposable cup. Trace the circle on your fabric, and cut it out.

Don’t worry about perfection in this project because the beauty of these little flowers is that most of your flaws will be covered up when all is said and done!
After you have cut out your circle, grab your needle and thread. It works well to double the thread over before tying your knot in it. Fold the fabric over just a tiny bit, and start a running stitch.

As you go, gather the fabric together. It will start to bunch up. Pull it as tight as possible as you go. It should start to take shape and look something like this:

Continue the running stitch, pulling as you go until you reach the other side where you began. Pull the thread tight so the fabric will gather nicely. You may need to shape it a little and pull so that it looks even on all sides. Don’t worry about the center because that will be covered up.

Last, you will want to tie a knot like you would after sewing a button. Pull the thread through and across the middle and pull it tight. Then, tie your knot. Repeat this step until you feel that it is secure enough to cut your thread.

Your last step is simple. Just use a hot glue gun to put a button in the middle. It can be a button that coordinates with the fabric, or it can be a contrasting color. Whatever colors you choose, it will be a great addition to any scrapbook page!

Check out my other blog about how to make your own embellishments and also feel free to read my article, Cheap Tools of the Trade.

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About Meredith

Meredith is a native Texan who is currently living in Salt Lake City, UT. She graduated from the University of Utah in 2002 with a B.A. degree in Psychology and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She has been married for almost 10 years and has three beautiful children who consume most of her time. However, she started blogging in 2007 and has fallen in love with the idea of becoming a writer. She started scrapbooking over 10 years ago, and has become obsessed with that as well. She also dreams of the day when someone will pay her to scrapbook for them! When she is not scrapbooking, or blogging, she loves to people watch, and analyze what makes people tick. Meredith is proud to be a Mormon, and even served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where she fell in love with the Latin culture and learned to speak Spanish. Visit Meredith on her personal blog at www.fakingpictureperfect.wordpress.com

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