Making Scrap Fabric Roses
A creative way to use up fabric remnants to make fun accessories. This page is about making scrap fabric roses
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Have your babies or kids outgrown some seriously cute clothes? Don't want to make a quilt? Make some roses and then turn those into headbands, obi belts, or any number of other craft-worthy things with this super-easy and fun embellishment!
Approximate Time: 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on size of rose desired
- scrap fabric, from 1 square foot to 1 square yard
- mini hot-glue gun
- mini hot-glue sticks
- Turn on mini hot-glue gun and insert glue stick.
- Cut fabric into squares, utilizing as much fabric as possible (squares need not be anywhere near perfect).
- Arrange squares from smallest to largest in a line on your work station.
- Clip corners of squares to make imperfect circles.
- When glue gun is ready, hold a circle ready in one hand (print-side up) and apply a line of glue around half of the circle; now quickly fold the circle in half upon itself to form a sealed semi-circle (edges will slightly overlap).
- Trim edges so that they are flush.
- Continue doing this with all of your circles of fabric.
- Once all of them have been made into semi-circles, pick the smallest one up.
- Take the farthest corner of the smallest semi-circle and fold it down upon itself; this is going to be the very innermost part of your rose's bloom, where the spiral begins.
- Continue rolling that first piece, gluing the bottom edge upon itself until it is a little spiral "bud".
- Pick up the next largest semi-circle, and attach it to the bud with glue, adhering it as you twirl the bud along the bottom edge.
- Continue with all of your semi-circles until the petals of your rose's bloom are glued together.
- Now, to make it look more natural, pick a couple of places where the fabric could be easily gathered, and place a bead of glue into a pinch you hold with your fingers (this will create a nice effect, as roses are never perfect).
- Once you have "pleated" a few outer petals, you are finished and free to use your scrap fabric rose to embellish other crafts or make into a headband for a gift (see pictures).
- Be proud of yourself and your newest artistic creation!
By Brianna from Dutch Harbor, AK
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