Thursday, April 21, 2011

Directions for Fabric Rose made with Accucut Die

Directions for Fabric Rose made using Accucut Die Borders #1.

EDITED: I am still trying to figure out what the name of the fabric is that I used to make this flower. 
Definately don't use Baroque caught on fire.

I have used several different fabrics to make these flowers, just experiment and see what works best for you.  Please be very careful with the fabric as I have had several melt very rapidly, and one caught on fire.  I always work in my bathroom with a sink full of water to throw the fabric into if it catches on fire and a fire extinguisher nearby just in case I have an accident. LOL
  1. Cut the fabric with the Accucut Border Die #1.
  2. Cut the first two scallops off at an angle, this will be the center of the flower.
  3. CAREFULLY, using a candle, I like to use a dinner candle so the flame is easily accessible, make sure the candle is in a holder that collects the wax as it melts.  Holding the fabric toward the base of the flame,  just using the heat, melt the scalloped edge of the fabric.  You will need to move the fabric quickly so it doesn't melt too much or catch on fire.  This takes practice to get the hang of it.  You could also use circles to practice.  
  4. Using a gathering stitch either by hand or machine, stitch about 3/8 to 1/2 inch from the straight edge of the die cut fabric. 
  5. Gather the fabric until it measures about 7 inches.  Tie both ends of the gathering stitch to keep it this length. 
  6. Start with the narrow edge and start rolling the fabric, this will be the center of the flower.  Hand stitch through each layer as you roll the fabric forming the flower shape.  Make sure to keep your stitching above the level of the gathering.
  7. Once the flower is stitched, cut about 1/4 inch off the fabric straight edge below where you stitched.  This decreases the bulk of the fabric and will make the flower sit shorter on the scrapbook page.  I hope that makes sense.  
  8. Make long stitches from one side of the bottom of the flower to the other to finish the bottom edge of the flower. Roll the petals outward to make a flatter rose like mine shown.
I am not very good at writing directions so I hope the photos will help.


Keepsake Imprints said...

Oh that is so super cute!!! I love it!!! Great idea :)

moejoetreasures said...

Thank you for sharing this ! I am going to make a .... pardon the pun, a "bunch" of them !
As ever,