Yorkie's Primitives Handmade Goods

Monday, June 6, 2011

Popcorn Flower Tute

These little flowers are soooo easy to make.
First you cut out a circle on the fabric of your choice. The circles can be any size you want. I used a 2 inch circle for the small ones but you can make them as large as you want.
Next you sew a gathering stitch about 1/8 in. from the outside on the wrong side of the fabric.

Then you just gather the fabric, shaping it and trying to keep the gather uniform until the gathering stitch is in the center of the flower. The gathering is on the wrong side of the fabric also. ( I use my little finger to guide the stitches.) Once it's gathered, it should look like this.

Now all you do is is turn the raw edged to the inside of the flower and stitch in place. Choose a button of your choice and sew it in the center of the flower. Remember the smaller the flower, the smaller the button. The larger the flower, the larger the button. Wala, you are finished!

These can be used on stitcheries or quilts. You can put a pin on the back for little dolls. Or you can take the bigger flowers and sew a stick on the back and put in a vase. The possibilities for these little flowers are endless.
If you have any questions, just feel free to ask and I will be glad to help. Enjoy!!
Please note that thinner fabric is easier to manipulate when gathering. I wouldn't suggest thick fabric on the small flowers.

13 comments:

Debbie said...

Thank you for sharing this tutorial Valerie! It looks easy enough that I can do it! lol I have a few ideas running through my head with what I can do with them too!

*hugs*
Debbie K

Angela said...

The possibilities are endless when using this little flower. thanks for sharing the tutorial with all of us. Have a great day.

yorkie's primitives said...

You are very welcome. I would love to see some of your ideas when you finish, Valerie

jennifer768 said...

Valerie thanks for the wonderful tutorial! I will be trying these flowers out. Have a wonderful day,Jen

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Oh too cool!
Thanks for the tut!
Karen

basketsbyrose said...

Thank you for sharing! Love the look and will have to try some to add to my baskets!

A Primitive Homestead said...

Thanks for sharing the sweet flowers. It would be so nice to see how your followers use them & make things with. Blessings!
Lara

yorkie's primitives said...

Rose those would be adorable on baskets! I hadn't even thought of that. The possibilities really are endless! I am so glad you all like the tute, Valerie

Firecracker Kid said...

That's a cute lil craft. I could even do that:) Thanks Valerie!
Hugs~Carol

Sugar Mountain Mercantile said...

Cute little buggers! Lots of potential for them ,too :) Thanks for sharing, Valerie.
Hugs,
Debbie

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Those are cute and certainly easy enough to make! I think I would even do it ;)
Kim

Mary said...

Oh my gosh,I just now noticed... You did it! Thank you so much for sharing and doing the tutorial on the popcorn flowers. They look so easy....and your right thre possibilities are endless. My mind is already working on what I can create. :)
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you Valerie.....Big hugssss Mary

yorkie's primitives said...

You are very welcome Mary. Share some pics of what you do with them, Valerie