Sew Ritzy ~ Titzy:
and Wise Craft:
I also loved It's in the Details' idea for using paper:
Those are just a few of the many. You can check out my Tumblr list for more.
After gazing longingly at these lovelies online for
Then I started layering plastic with fabric.
I finally graduated to all fabric.
I even practiced making a paper flower.
I sprayed the pages of the book with tea to make them look aged. After they dried I Mod-Podged them to make them a bit more sturdy.
I never seem to get the petals of the flowers the right shape, so I tried one of the current "yo yo" methods; I used this tutorial by Heather Bailey. Here are hers:
They are so easy! Plus, I don't have to worry about having my petals look all funky and lumpy and misshapen, since they're kinda' supposed to look that way. These first couple I just whipped up and didn't really pay attention to how I stitched them. Next time I will probably make the stitches closer to the edge like Heather did. I think they still turned out pretty cute.
There are so many cool tutorials out there, I don't know where to start next! Try one out with some fabric scraps, that's all you need! (Well, that and a needle and thread and glue gun).