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Old 09-11-2011, 05:59
TieDyesnButterflies TieDyesnButterflies is offline
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Default Re: Tiny Flower Bobby Pins...Any ideas how she does it?

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Originally Posted by Gr82cre8 View Post
It looks like she cuts the fabric as shown in her first pic, then makes little vertical "fringe-like" snips halfway and rolls the fabric into a "roll". Finally, she puts them on a bobby pin that has the litlle platform for gluing. Maybe she spreads out the "petals" also.

Something similar to what was done here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Felt...ooch-Tutorial/

The bobby pins are like the ones shown here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62000874...facet=supplies
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Originally Posted by chippychick View Post
Some of the edges are "pinked" with shears, which would give them the petal effect.
You're both so right! I looked at it closer up and then played around with it. I took a little strip of fabric and clipped a little more than half way through, then I grabbed some skinny tweezers and rolled it up (used fabritac tho, didn't try to sew it) and it looks close. I'll try to post a picture of the little flowers I made. They aren't on bobby pins, but... I think they look close.

And using pinking shears is genius! I made one with a curved edge, and it turned out looking good, but man that was a PITA! Pinking shears would be a lot easier. And if those craft scissors with all the different edges work, that could open up a whole new bunch of flowers to make.

Thanks ladies!!!!! I love this forum!
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