This Tutorial Tuesday, we’re going to show you how to make fabulous fabric flowers to put on a tote bag!
Here are the supplies you’ll need to make fabric flowers for your tote. Scissors, fabric, sewing materials, your trusty hot glue gun, a canvas tote bag, and of course Dress It Up buttons!
First, cut your fabric into strips of varying lengths and widths. This will make different size flowers and add some variety to the aesthetics of the finished piece.
Fold the fabric in half along its length, then fold the corner down.
Take the bottom corner and fold over previous fold.
While holding the fabric folds in place, fold the top back to create the center of the flower.
Holding the center tightly, begin wrapping the folded fabric around to create petals.
Continue folding and wrapping…
Occasionally changing direction and placement to give the petals more dimension.
…And continue wrapping, changing direction, and folding…
Until you run out of fabric and your flower is finished.
Turn the flower around and cut off the middle swirl, making the flower more flat and easy to place on your tote.
Being that you’re crafters, I don’t feel ashamed to show you how gnarly our hot glue gun is. Glue the inside of the flower to keep it in place and squish it together. Take out the pin and glue the tail to the flower. Make as many as you’d like!!
We dyed our tote, sewed on a little pocket, and made a peace sign to decorate it, but you can do anything you want!
Once your tote is to your liking, begin placing your flowers and buttons! Hot glue or sew them onto your bag.