Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Fabric Flower - Easy!

Hello friends

A quick fabric flower tutorial today.
I was shopping in The Range to buy a barbecue but found myself in the craft section
and discovered they sell packs of linen craft sheets.  They measure 15cm square,
6 sheets to a pack and only £1.50!
Not a huge choice in designs, this flower one and hearts but a bargain nonetheless.

 As soon as I was in my cabin I grabbed Classic Scalloped Circles LG
and began die cutting.  It cut beautifully through my Grand Calibur.
 I kept cutting!
 When I had enough pieces in varying sizes I folded each one into a quarter to find the middle,
cut to that point.
 I then overlapped the fabric by a small section to create a sort of cup.
Fabri-Tac glued it instantly.
 The finishing touch, a button for the middle.
These came free with a magazine some time ago.
 The finished flower, would look great on a bag, hat, decorate a gift.
Mine is being attached to the top of my 'travelling' Grand Calibur!
My next demo date is Saturday 18 July at Keep on Crafting in Bury St Edmunds.
The tour list is here.
Both Classic Scalloped Circles LG and Fabri Tac are available on the website.

Oh yes...
I did buy a barbecue and we had our first one of the year last night,
as usual I ate more than my own body weight in rather blackened meat and 
thoroughly enjoyed it!

Take care friends.


Janice Wallace said...

You were easily distracted, when did they put fabric next to BBQ things?
Love the fabric though, and linen does cut well with a die.
Makes a great flower. This would look lovely on a T shirt.
Janice W

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, These linen craft sheets look lovely, ideal for flowers as you have demonstrated, also ideal for a sewer for applique on quilts etc too.
I had to chuckle at Janice's write-up above, I think we must all have a 'craft' implant in us that draws us to crafting goodies hahaha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Wendy L said...

Lovely Christine and i think it would look nice with the edges frayed too, xxx

marg said...

Hello Christine
The Linen looks lovely ...cover a Lampshade maybe?
I don't know if they do online but I would love it!
Take care
Love Marg

PharmacyMichele said...

Great project, I was just on The Range this morning & saw they had started to put Christmas craft stuff out! The flowers would look great on a plain canvas bag.


nattyboots said...

Hi Christine,
lovely idea to use in the home, Cushions and Lampshades that need a bit of a lift would benefit.
Take Care
Elaine H X

SusanP, Kent said...

What a fab fabric embellishment. I tried to cut some fabric with my GC a long time ago - not successful. Maybe the wrong sort of material. I should try again.

utilitygirl said...

Wow that's very pretty Christine - what a good idea.
Glad you enjoyed your barbecue.

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hi Christine
I always think if I pass I craft shop it would be rude not to pop in for a visit! So I would have called in too.
I have cut felt with my dies and grand Calibur but never fabric. I must give this a try.
Enjoy the rest of your day

karenlotty said...

Lovely idea Is it fabric or is it card/paper with a linen feel? Don't have Range very close but when I get the chance I will be on the look out If fabric I'm thinking bags, cushions all sorts

hazel young said...

Loving the linen sheets from the range, the flower is gorgeous you made. glad you enjoyed the bbq xx hazel

Janice said...

Thanks for sharing your find Christine, they make super flowers!
Nothing wrong with a bit of blackened meat...all part of the BBQ fun!
Janice x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
I am very late today,but I love this flower it would look great on many things.
I must get to the Range, Thank you for your inspiration. x.

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, The flower looks lovely and the linen is a good find. thanks for all your help . love Jean Z xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely flower, can just imagine your being drawn to the craft section.

Jean Dyke said...

Hi Christine,
Last Christmas, or maybe the one before, I bought a pack of fabric coated card from The Range, which had a variety of red and white Scandinavian designs on. Some of the designs were suitable all year round, ie hearts and a geometric design.

Jean x

Jacquie said...

Beautiful creation Christine, love it.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Littlelamb said...

You have inspired me now. I bought this pack last week. Must give it a try. Thanks for showing.

Carole Z said...

Beautiful! Hugs Carole Z X

Elaine said...

Fantastic flower x

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