Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Flowers from fabric strips!

Fabric strip flowers

Aren't these fabric flowers awesome? Want to learn how to make one? Cool! Then meet me at the Chicago Craft Social on Friday, September 24th and I'll show you how! You’ll have one of these scrappy flowers stitched up in no time. In fact, there will be plenty of time to learn some other new crafts too!

These pretty little fabric flowers are made from hand stitched strips of folded fabric. A great project for using up those weird long, thin scraps hanging around your scrap box, and works great with ribbons, too! Use your finished flower to add a little something to a jacket, shirt, or to decorate a gift. Or add a stem and start a bouquet!

Fabric strip flowers

I am SO EXCITED to be leading a craft table at the Craft Social! And thanks to my table sponsor, I have some wickedly cool fabrics available for the event! Seriously – all kinds of colorful, bright cotton prints that will make for some fab flowers. Read more about the Chicago Craft Social at the blog. Registration is already open, and spaces are filling up fast. Be sure to register ahead of time so you don’t miss out!

And a big shout out to Fabrics etc. 2 for donating all the needed supplies for this craft. If you are in the Chicago area, make sure that Fabrics etc. 2 is on your radar for fabric shopping; they carry all kinds of designer cotton prints and have new fabrics coming weekly. This is also the only store in the area where I’ve seen such a great selection of independent patterns for accessories and children’s clothes (from Amy Butler to Modkid and a lot of cool stuff in between). Oh, and if you are a Bernina lover, this happens to be the biggest Bernina store out there - definitely worth a trip to see.

I hope to meet you there!

3 comments:

Robyn of Coffee and Cotton said...

Love the flowers!

Sabra said...

I would LOVE to go to Chicago for the Social. My husband and I always say that Chicago is the only big city we would ever live in. We love it there. If only we didn't live 1500 miles away... Those flowers are super cute. I love how full they are.

Kimberly said...

Beautiful! Any chance of a tutorial or pattern for purchase post-social? (There's no way I can get to Chicago for this -- boo.)