Thursday, June 18, 2009

String-Tied Flower DIY

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This string-tied flower is pretty as a picture and invites you to even more creativity. Add a hairpin and you've got a barrette; a ribbon and you've got a headband or wrist corsage; a fastener and you've got a brooch. Set your imagination free and see what you come up with!

Level: Easy
Creation time:



  • Fabric for the flower, 2 pieces
  • Green fabric for the leaves
  • Wadding
  • Sewing thread
  • Embroidery thread that matches the fabric
  • 1 button (or 1 medium-sized bead)


  • Compass (or round object)
  • Needle
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors


  • Put the pieces of fabric for the flower together, right sides together.

  • Draw a circle of the desired size on the wrong side of the fabric.

  • Sew the circle through the 2 layers of fabric, right sides together, leaving a small opening to turn the fabric right side out.

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  • Turn the fabric right side out.

  • Fill the fabric with wadding.

  • Close the opening with a few small stitches.

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  • With an embroidery needle, prick the center of the circle and make the needle come out the other side. Pull the thread through.

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  • Reprick again at the same spot and pull the thread tight.

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  • To form the petals, make 4 equal divisions in the flower this way, then split them again into 8.

  • Make a knot and let the rest of the thread hang to use in the next steps.

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  • Draw the leaves and cut the design twice.

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  • To make the leaves, there are 2 options depending on the type of fabric:
    • Sew the 2 layers of fabric together, wrong sides together, oversewing the edges and leaving a small opening through which to slide the wadding (option chosen for the example).
    • Sew the 2 layers of fabric together, right sides together, leaving a small opening. Cut away any extra tissue and turn it right side out.

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  • Fill the leaves with wadding and sew the opening shut.

  • Sew the flower and the leaves together with the remaining embroidery thread, adding the button (or bead) at the center of the flower.

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  • Finish by embroidering the veins of the leaves.

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Source: "Froufrou et capucine" ("Froufrou and Nasturtiums")


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