Fabric-paper Circle Flowers – Fast and Fun
Create easy Fabric-Paper Flowers with paint, fusible web, and beautiful circular decorative machine stitches. No one can resist such fun blooms. Collect your supplies and let's get creating. Just click the Play button in the video below.
What you will Learn:
Let's Talk Color
Learn about warm and cool colors and how to avoid a muddy look. Get a helpful color wheel here.
Class Supplies you will Need:
Box of Rags Paper Towels
These towels feel a lot like fabric and make beautiful flowers. Get them here.
All colors of paint make great flowers. Don't forget some metallic colors, too. Get a nice collection of colors here.
Inexpensive foam brushes make quick work of painting the towels. Get some here.
If you don't have a color wheel, this one is great and really helps with understanding warm and cool colors. Get yours here.
Ice Cube Tray
Plastic ice cube trays make a perfect paint palette. You can buy them here.
Fill with water and it's perfect for dampening the towel without soaking it. Buy one here.
You need a good iron for fusibles. Get one here.
Protect your surface and your projects with Parchment Paper. Get yours here.
Use one or multiple layers of interfacing. Buy my favorite fusible interfacing here.
To make reversible flowers, you'll need fusible web. You can get a good fusible web here.
If you don't have a nice sewing machine, you can find one here.
Open-toe Presser Foot
The best presser foot for decorative stitching is an open-toe foot. You need one for YOUR machine like this.
The best topstitching needle for most decorative thread is 90/14. Buy them here.
This "glueless" tape keeps thread from falling off the spool. It's a great sewing room tool! Get yours here.
Gingher 5" Craft Scissor
This scissor is sturdy and very sharp. Get yours here.
Remember Pinking Shears? If not, get yours here.
Similar to Pinking Shears, but a different edge shape. Love them! You can get yours here.
There's always room for buttons. I like to keep an assortment close by. Get a package here.
I like to sew buttons on with beads for even more interest. Get an assortment of beads here.
Brads are sew easy to use! No sewing needed. Get some here.
Hand Stitching Needles
I do most of my hand stitching with Long Darners.
I use beading thread anyplace that I need something strong. You can buy Silamide beading thread here.
My mom taught me to use a thimble to keep from poking holes in my fingers! Get one here.
I use Aleene's Tacky Glue all the time. Can't live without it! Get a bottle here.
Another thing I use all the time are these clamps. Get yours here.
How to - Fabric-paper Circle Flowers:
Don’t you love Flowers? They brighten your day and I bet you can’t stop smiling when someone surprises you with a bouquet. They stir your senses through aromatherapy and color, making you feel happier and more alive. There’s just nothing quite like beautiful Flowers to give your spirit a lift.
In the mid 1600s, Flowers were painted on money chests. They adorned cabinets and display cases with shapes of inlaid mother-of-pearl. Flowers decorated stained glass windows, curled around the rims of pottery bowls and cups and were stitched into wallhangings and curtains.
Through the ages, Flowers have been incorporated in maps and routes to safety for persecuted people, been the highlight of feasts, and later became the focus of entire festivals dedicated to a single Flower. The Rose Parade began in the late 1800s and still remains a highlight for thousands of people during the holiday season.
In addition to the cultivated blooms we know today, Flowers have been memorialized in plastic, silk, satin, velvet, muslin, clay, glass, paper, feathers, wax, beads and soap.
Flowers are often photographed as if the beholder is trying to capture a moment of beauty before it fades. Flowers are willing specimens, graciously posing as subjects for beautiful paintings. When you think of Vincent van Gogh, you can’t help recalling his Sunflower paintings or Claude Monet’s beautiful impressionistic Flower gardens. How lucky we are to get to see such beauty on canvas through their eyes.
If you enjoy Flowers, Fabric, Paper, paint, and easy sewing machine techniques, this is a fun class.
You’ll learn to create Flowers with the help of a thumb tack and something as ordinary as paper towels transformed into beautiful Fabric-Paper. Once these special Fabric-Paper beauties bloom, they can decorate clothing, tote bags, hats, journals, and greeting cards. Why not display a glass bowl on your table filled with your handmade Flowers?
In this class you’ll learn about a specific kind of paper towel that feels like fabric. By combining painted paper towels and fusible products the towels become Fabric-Paper - perfect for making beautiful Flowers - all without any messy, watered-down glue.
Joining the class is easy. Just click the play button in the video and watch your garden grow.
Some of the supplies in class include:
- Box of Rags - paper towels
- Craft Acrylic paint
- Foam Brushes
- Color Wheel
- Ice Cube Tray
- Spray Bottle
- Parchment Paper
- Fusible interfacing
- Fusible web
- Sewing machine
- Open-toe presser foot
- Circular embroidery attachment (see list above)
- Flower Stitcher
- Decorative Threads (see list above)
- Topstitch Needles
- Amazing Tape
- Gingher Craft Scissor
- Pinking Shears
- Scalloping shears
- Hand Stitching Needles
- Beading Thread
- Aleene's Tacky Glue
- Small Clamps
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