Candy Flower

CandyFlower

 


These fabric flowers make perfect use of your mini charm packs, and are suited to so many uses! So simple and sweet, these quick hand-sewing projects will have you wearing your favourite fabric as gorgeous embellishments on clothes, hats, bags and hair accessories! Two designs to choose from, or mix and match for accessories with a bunch of style and that special gift made with love!

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1x Moda Candy/Mini Charm Pack – Bright Sun by Sherri & Chelsi of A Quilting Life {you will use around 6-9 charms per flower}
1x 23mm button {we used diy fabric-covered buttons}
Pins
Scrap Felt
Hot Glue Gun
Hair Clip, Alice Band or similar
Needle and Thread

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BLUE FLOWER:

  1. Select 7 charms from your Candy Pack {we used one colourway} and a coordinating charm for your flower centre.

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  1. Take each charm and fold diagonally in half. Finger press.

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3. Fold again so you two outside corners meet the top. Secure ends with a pin.

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4. Flip piece over and fold two outside corners into the centre. Secure with another pin.

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5. Remove last pin and fold petal in half enclosing the folds from the last step. Take your pin and insert through the middle of your petal, making sure to secure all layers and folds. Your folded petal will look like this both on the bottom, and the front:

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6. Continue making petals as desired. We used seven petals in this flower.

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7. Trim ¼” from the bottom, raw edge of your petal piece, allowing for a neater finish.

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8. Using a needle and thread {doubled over and knotted to secure the ends}, thread your petals on, one-by-one, through the centres. Remove pins as you go. It is important to make sure you are sewing through all layers and folds, or your petal will unravel.

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9. Secure the last petal to the first by sewing the bases of each petal together, both on the front, and the back of your flower.

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10. Manipulate and arrange your petals, securing where needed. These centre stitches will be covered, so there is no need to disguise them yet! Set flower aside for a moment.

11. Take your coordinating mini charm square, and trim to fit your fabric button pieces. Cover your button as per the instructions given on the pack.

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12. Before tying off your thread, sew your button on to the front of your fabric flower. Secure thread at the back and tie off.

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13. Cut a 1”x 1” square of felt and hot glue to the back of your fabric flower to form a base for attaching to hair clips, bags, badges.

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PINK FLOWER:

 

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  1. Select 5 charms from your Candy Pack {we used one colourway} and a coordinating charm for your flower centre.

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  1. Take each charm and fold diagonally in half. Finger press.

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  1. With needle and thread {doubled over and knotted to secure the ends}, make large tacking stitches along both raw edges.

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  1. Gently pull piece and thread to make tight gathers, creating one petal.

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  1. Complete above steps for next piece, threading next to your finished petal.

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6. Continue until you have 5 gathered petals. Secure the last petal to the first by sewing the bases of each petal together, both on the front, and the back of your flower. Pull tightly to maintain the gathers, and the flower shape and to close off the centre.

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7. Manipulate and arrange your petals, securing where needed. These centre stitches will be covered, so there is no need to disguise them yet! Set flower aside for a moment.

8. Take your co-ordinating mini charm square, and trim to fit your fabric button pieces. Cover your button as per the instructions given on the pack.

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9. Before tying off your thread, sew your button on to the front of your fabric flower. Secure thread at the back and tie off.

10. Cut a 1”x 1” square of felt and hot glue to the back of your fabric flower to form a base for attaching to hair clips, hair bands, bags, badges.

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Each flower uses 6-9 charms.

The options for these flowers are endless – so quick and easy to make, Candy Flowers are the perfect gift this season! Remember to tag @livelovesew and @modabakeshop with #candyflowers in your finished photos and posts. Enjoy!

Keera Job – LIVE.LOVE.SEW Pattern Co.
Web: www.livelovesew.com.au
Instagram: www.instagram.com/livelovesew

 

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5 comments on “Candy Flower

  1. cruisefan says:

    Cute …and if I ever happen to have a granddaughter, I’m gonna make one or two or…..!
    ;-))

  2. Gillian Harrison says:

    Don’t have small ones anymore or grandchildren, but a great way to make embellishments for other projects, thank you for sharing 🙂

  3. Rebecca says:

    Thank you for these instructions! These are like the flowers I see on dog collars. No kids/grandkids so I’ll be making them for our Guide Dog puppy raising club.

  4. Carol Kussart says:

    Cute and easy flowers! I have granddaughters who love flowers–I’ll be making several of these!

  5. Rosemaryflower says:

    this is cute. These would make a nice over head crib mobile for an infant,- made with really pretty colors

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