Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Scrap Fabric Roses

I made these fabric roses out of scraps one day when I was messing around in my craft room. I love how they came out and they are very easy to make. I have been using them to make hair accessories, Christmas wreaths, and I am even thinking about making a brooch for my mom.

You can make roses of all different sizes, including small rosebuds. The size of your flower will depend on the length of your ruffle. I made all of my ruffles one inch in height and the tutorial on ruffle making can be found here.

Once your ruffle has been made flip it right side down.

Fold about one inch in from one of the ends. It doesn't really matter which one.

Then begin to roll your fabric inwards, holding it very tightly. Make sure that the bottom edge doesn't move inwards and continue to roll until you have reached the end of your ruffle.

Place a small amount of glue, I used my hot glue gun, along the end of the ruffle to secure it in place. I left the top of the ruffle unfinished because I felt it gave the rose a more natural look. If you don't like the stray ends then you can  make your ruffle two inches in height, fold in half, and then serger the edge. I will be back tomorrow to show you some of the hair accessories you can make using this rose.   

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