Friday, February 27, 2009
Fabric tulip Tutorial
Here comes the tutorial for the Fabric Tulips. Hope you'll like it
fabric: pedel-shaped : 3
leave- shaped 2
wire 20gauge 14"
flower tape 13"
Tools: Glue gun
Note: I drew white lines to show where to sew.
Step !: make the stem
A. Stretch the tape gently, after stretch, it becomes a little sticky,
B. Wrap the tape around the wire, starting 1/2" from one end, don't worry about the unwrapped part, it'll be hidden inside the bud.
C. Use pliers to make a loop at the unwrap end
Step 2: make the bud
A. take 2 pieces of the pedal-shaped fabric, right face together, sew one side only, leave 1/4" seam allowance
B. Sew the third piece and the piece made in step A together, right face together,
it should look like this
C. Turn inside out
Step 3: Make the leave
A. Sew the 2 peice of leave-shaped fabric together, leave the bottom open
B.Turn inside out
C. Sew along the edge
Step 4:Assemle the tulip
A. Fold the raw edge of the bud inside about 1/4", stitch it using running stitch, leave 2" thread at both ends.
B. Stuff fiberfill into the bud, and insert the stem into the bud with the loop end inside.
C. Tighten the thread end and use a needle to hide the end into the bud. If it's not tight enough, it's Ok, we can use glue to fix it later.
D. Heat the glue gun, put glue at the bottom of the leave and glue it on the stem
E. Put a little glue here to fasten the stem.
That's it. Enjoy!!!