Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Let's do some fabric flowers!

As I promised in my last posting, here I bring the tutorial showing you how to 
make these fabric flowers, as I did for my necklace. 
I made them, recycling one t-shirt I had in my pile of clothes to recycle, I 
found that the jersey fabric gives a nice effect to the flower, now we have to 
try to make them with other fabrics.
Let's start with the tutorial.
 
 
 
 
Como Les he prometido en mi ultima publicación, aquí les traigo el tutorial 
mostrando a ustedes  cómo hacer estas flores en tela, como la que hice para mi 
collar.
Yo las hice, reciclando un t-shirt que tenía en mi pila de ropa a reciclar, 
encontré que la tela de jersey le da un lindo efecto a esta flor, ahora nos 
queda intentar de hacerlas con otras telas.
Bueno, aquí va el tutorial.
 
 
Cut a strip of fabric 1.5 inches wide from the bottom of the t-shirt.
 

Cortar una franja de tela de 1.5 pulgadas de ancho de la parte de abajo del t-
shirt.
 
 
I folded it in half, and made a straight seam.
The important thing for me is to keep the same width between the place where is 
the fold of the fabric, and where I do the stitching line. To achieve this I put
attention to the left side of the fabric. The left side of the fabric is always 
at the same height as the left side of the foot.
I'll adjust the needle position to the right. If you do not have the ability to 
move the needle to the right, you can move the fabric strip to the left, so you 
get 1 inch or 3/8 inch between the edge and the seam line.
 
 
 
La doblé al medio  y hice una costura en línea recta todo a lo largo de la 
banda.
Lo importante para mí, es guardar el mismo ancho entre el lugar donde se 
encuentra el doblez de la tela  y el lugar donde hago la costura. Para lograr 
ello pongo atención a que el lado izquierdo  de la tela se encuentre  siempre a 
la misma altura que el lado izquierdo del pie  de la máquina de coser. De esa 
manera tendré el mismo ancho todo a lo largo de la banda de tela. Ajusto la 
posición de la aguja hacia la derecha. Si usted no tienen la  posibilidad de 
desplazar la aguja de su máquina de coser hacia la derecha, usted puede   mover 
la  banda de tela hacia la izquierda, de manera a  obtener 1 cm, o 3/8 de 
pulgadas entre el borde y la línea de costura.
 
 
 
Then we need a pair of scissors.
 
 
 
Luego necesitamos un par de tijeras.
 
 
We're going to cut along the edge, making a fringed strip like this. According 
to the distance at which you cut the fringes, will give different look to the 
flower.
 
 
 
Nosotros vamos a cortar a lo largo del borde, haciendo como una franja con 
flecos, como ven en esta foto. Según la distancia a la cual ustedes cortan los 
flecos, le dará una apariencia distinta a la flor.
 
 
 
At this moment we need to cut a circle of cloth, on which we will paste, our
band fabric, I use a piece of denim. My circle is almost 2 inches (is 5 cm) in
diameter, you will choose the measure that best suit you, according to your
project.
 


Luego necesitamos  cortar un círculo de tela, sobre la cual  pegaremos, nuestra 
banda de tela, yo use un pedazo de tela de jeans. Mi círculo mide casi 2 
pulgadas (son 5 cm) de diámetro,  usted elegirá la medida que más  le 
conviene, según su proyecto.
 
 
 

Now, begin to glue the strip of fabric along the edge of the circle here I put
some pictures. I  using a hot glue gun to do this.
 







Ahora, empezamos a pegar la franja de tela siguiendo el borde del círculo aquí 
les pongo unas fotos. Yo lo pegué usando una pistola de silicona caliente.
 
 
 
Last detail, add a decorative element in the center, in my case I added a
button.

 
 
Ultimo detalle, agregar un elemento decorativo en el centro, en mi caso le 
agregué un botón.
 
 
 
Here I show you another flower I made.
 
 
 
Aquí les muestro otra flor que hice. 
 
 
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and if you do some flowers following my
explanation, I'd love to see photos. Thanks for your visit, as always, I am
looking forward to read your comments.
 
 
Espero que les haya gustado este tutorial y si ustedes hacen flores siguiendo 
mis explicaciones, me encantaría  ver sus fotos. Gracias por vuestra visita y 
como siempre espero con muchas ganas  leer  vuestros comentarios.
 
 
Cheers and see you soon!
Saludos y nos vemos pronto!
 
Marisa:)
 
http://passionetcouture.blogspot.ca/2013/10/thinking-of-making-necklace.html


 


25 comments:

Donna Laster said...

I love the tutorial Marisa.
Thanks
Donna L. from Blackberry Winter Crafts.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Marisa, thanks so much for sharing this wonderful fabric flower tutorial! Your flowers came out so pretty!
Julie

Bev Carter said...

Hi Marissa,
Love the flowers and a great tutorial.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful week,
Bev
@ Eclectic Red Barn

Anabelia Hand made said...

Estupendo tutorial, Marisa! Me siento capaz de hacerlo siguiendo tus explicaciones... si supiera coser a máquina... Aprender a hacerlo es mi reto para este año... y ya me va quedando poco tiempo, pero lo conseguiré... y haré este flor. Un beso.

Cristina Zucco said...

Linda!! Obrigada por compartilhar!
Bjos

JoAnn SweetPepperRose said...

Hi Marisa! found your post on the Up Cycle G+ community - LOVE this little flower! thanks so much for the tutorial! PINNING ;-D

Paqui Azores Blazquez said...

Estupendo tutorial Marisa!!!
Y realmente parece sencillo, intentaré hacer una y prometo enviarte la foto. Gracias y un beso.

Kate said...

This is so creative - thanks for the how-to.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Great tutorial....easy to follow! Pinned for future use! Thank you!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Love your flowers, Marisa!!! I can think of lots of different uses. They're a great way to use up old t-shirts and look so easy to make. Thanks for sharing. Pinning this one.

Cathy Compeau said...

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Have a terrific weekend!
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Kinga E. said...

Great flower, to bad i can't sew. :)

legato1958 said...

This is amazing how you make them look so perfect! Excellent tutorial!

Susie

patchouli moon studio said...

Marisa what great flowers! Those would look wonderful on so many things. Thanks for the tutorial.

Maria said...

Thanks for the tutorial Marisa.
I'm looking forward to making some of these.

Kottage Kreations said...

I love your beautiful creations Marisa! Your tutorial looks fabulous. I've had my brand new gently used sewing machine, but for the life of me, I don't know what I'm doing! I bought it over 10 years ago, and used it maybe three times! One of these fine sweet days, I'll get the nerve to plug my baby in and just let my muse take over.

Thanks for having me!
~Laurie
xoxo

Caroline Rousset-Johnson said...

Hi Marisa,
I love this tutorial (big fan of recycle) and thank you for posting it in Ah Mes Chapeaux! community. The flowers are great for hats and hat-makers.
Caroline.

Jill Shepherd said...

Beautiful flowers Marissa!!! And just thought I'd let you know you've slipped back to a no-reply blogger again. I had too and have just changed my profile once more! It seems to be happening more and more often now!! So frustrating!!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Marisa, I love the flowers you have made and I really love (on your previous posts) how you attached them to a necklace.
Thank you so much for such a fabulous tutorial as it is such a lovely way to use tee shirts which are not worn anymore. You are such a talented lady Marisa and I always love visiting your blog.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Marisa Garcia said...

test, 1,2, 3,

NUEVA GAIA said...

Hola Marisa!! me encanto el blog!!! que de ideas geniales!! los tutoriales muy bueno con las fotos!! por que yo cero ingles!!! yo no suelo poner tutoriales pero si te viene bien algo de lo que hago avisame, gracias ! besos

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Elisabeth D said...

What a great tutorial Marisa! I will be giving this a try :) Have a wonderful day! x

Anonymous said...

Must try soon
Great idea

Anonymous said...

Great! I will try this for sure n keep u posted. :)

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