Thursday, March 10, 2011

Frayed Flower Tutorial

I came up with this idea a few days ago, while I was trying to do something else for a pillow cover that ended up being a total fail. So I went with plan b. I didn't have a plan b so I just started messing around until something came to me, and GLORY! HALLELUJAH! something did.

Start with about 10-15 strips of fabric, folded in half.
I ripped mine because I love the shabby-ness.
Make a small-ish loop, then a bigger one around it.

The strips I did were kinda short, so I would add them
frequently, the loop by itself is an added strip.
Sew sections of loops together to make
them easier to handle. (or glue them)

Keep adding and sewing...
When you feel like you have enough, arrange them
in a flower shape so you really do have as many as
you wanted.
Arrange it to look pretty...
Use one strip and roll it up tight for the center.
Hot glue the center onto your pillow cover fabric, and
then the petals. Make sure to arrange them in even
spacing (if you are OCD like me.)

What wonderful texture this makes!

The end result, I think is fab-tabulous. Right along with my bolster pillow behind it! Here is the link on that tutorial. My husband even said he liked that, so I know it's good!

Linking up to these parties:
Freckled Laundry's Textile Party
Chic on a Shoestring's Flaunt It Friday


Meg said...

Wow! What a fun idea to come out of a failed plan. ;) I love it!

Amber Branconier said...

this turned out great!

Erin said...

a HUGE thanks to you all for stopping by! AND leaving comments, they're my favorite!

Lucy Designs said...

this turned out great, I LOVE that frayed look

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

What a cute idea! I love the fun look and the frayed edges.

Erin said...

Thanks, all! I appreciate you checking out my little blog, and leaving a comment with great feedback!

Stefanie Thomson said...

Clever, clever my daughter! I really like the look of your flower and love the orignality of it!

freckled laundry said...

Very cute! Thank you so much for linking with air your laundry Friday. :)


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