Saturday, June 13, 2009


This was inspired by a tutorial for making felt flowers at the following site:
As I wanted my to be more 3-D with a Dr. Suessish cartoon like quality, I added a milk cap fabric colored button for the center.
Items used:
  • 2 pieces of felt
  • sewing machine or needle and thread
  • scissors
  • pen
  • hot glue gun and glue
You start out by main basic yo-yo by starting with a circle. I used a margarine lid and this circle is little over 5 inches in diameter.
Based close to the edge all the way around and be sure to leave enough thread at the end to be able to pull to gather the stitching - I stitched about 1/2 in from the edge, but for a regular yo-yo you would want to stitch even closer to th edge.
Gather up the stitching and then flatten out to make a circle.
Cut small wedges around the edges about 1/2 inch or so apart.
To make the fabric covered milk cap button use a small glass or can that it about 3 inches around and draw a circle on the felt the same and repeat the first 3 steps above, putting the milk cap in the center and drawing the fabric up around it and then stitch the the bottom shut.
Use a hot glue gun to glue the button to the center of the flower.

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