Thursday, May 5, 2011

fabric tulips tutorial

So you'd like to make some tulips ?

First you will need some scrap cardboard .
Copy the diagram below , my finished template
was about 6" long by about 2 1/2 " high
with a little edge about 1/4" on each end .

Trace around your template onto doubled fabric .
Do not cut out yet .
Begin your stitching on the little edge leaving
the longer side pieces open .
Stitch all around the petal shapes .
Trim and clip curves before turning out .

Give your petals a good iron .
Open the fabric and match the unstitched edges and stitch .
Turn the tulip right side out .
Fold under the raw edges at the base of the tulip
and use a double thread to tack all around
and then pull the gathering stitches to form the base .

Push a stick into the centre (you can use a chopstick)
If you find your flower a bit wobbly on the stick
you can add some glue on the inside .

Tie a piece of green ric rac or ribbon on the stick
because this makes the tulips look even more real !

A few variations could be putting two flowers
on one stick for double tulips or having
different fabrics on the inside .

All done !
Let me know what you think and if
you make some I'd love to see them .

Thanks a bunch for visiting !




miss~nance said...

Gorgeous tulips TY Clare.

Hugs & Blessings


sue niven said...

These are just delightful, thank you.

RobynK said...

Great compact, informative little tutorial! Love your clear photos. This has given me an idea!

Liz said...

Clare-they aregreat .I am going to TRY and get some done for M/Day lunch.

Allie said...

Too dang cute girl - thanks a BUNCH!

ittybittyandpretty said...

your creative soul is a never ending well of wonderfulness (is that a word?) how do you do it? lovely tulips, thanks.

Christine M said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I'll have to give them a go when I get a chance.

Cybele's patch said...

They are lovely Clare. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Little Green Doll said...

Great tulips! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

Cheryll said...

What a clever little thing you are! They're fantastic! :)

Louise said...

Might have a go at these if I find the time, they are lovely. I have finally got round to making something Clare with the rainy day fabric you sent to me. It wasn't what I originally planned but this project only used a smidgeon of the sheet, so plenty left over for a cushion cover and/or bunting.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Great Tute! Thank You xx

Jewel said...

Hi Clare,

Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog! I hope you like it and keep reading! I love your tulips! I will have to give them a go!

Jewel x

Kt said...

Oooh I like those a lot! Very cute!

Anonymous said...

Very cute, plan to make a few.

Norma C

Kate said...

Love your tulips .... guess what I'm making today!! Thanks.

mis manos said...

muy lindas.............gracias

mamita said...

Congratulations for this project.Great tutorial easy tutorial. Thanks for sharing.