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Old 08-27-2010, 02:35
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I love everything about this flower brooch, and I'd like to make one for myself. It looks like it would be super easy, but I'm afraid I must be missing something, because it's selling for $45. Is this just a case of good marketing? Anything obvious that I might be missing? The ugly truth is I'm not all that crafty--although I'd like to be--so missing something important is a real possibility for me. Give it to me straight, girls!

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Old 08-27-2010, 02:43
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love it, it is very pretty and i am sure she is charging for her time and supplies that is what i do for my bows and if she is getting 45 for it that is awesome!

i don't know how to make flowers like this i have tried and failed and i am crafty lol, flower making is just not for me! i am sure that some of the other talented ladies can give you some advice though

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Old 08-27-2010, 03:32
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I love everything about this flower brooch, and I'd like to make one for myself. It looks like it would be super easy, but I'm afraid I must be missing something, because it's selling for $45. Is this just a case of good marketing? Anything obvious that I might be missing? The ugly truth is I'm not all that crafty--although I'd like to be--so missing something important is a real possibility for me. Give it to me straight, girls!

Nope - it's as easy as it looks. A few circles & "flower petal" shaped pieces of fabric stuck together. I can't imagine charging $14.50 much less $45 for that!! Props to her if she can get people to pay that.
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Old 08-27-2010, 04:05
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love it, it is very pretty and i am sure she is charging for her time and supplies that is what i do for my bows and if she is getting 45 for it that is awesome!
True! I'm just hoping that I can make something similar without too much time or money going into it.
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True! I'm just hoping that I can make something similar without too much time or money going into it.
I'm obsessed with fabric flowers! I made this for pennies... cotton fabric (frey edges and sew the back in a large circular pattern with large stitches...then pull to bunch up the fabric and knot), organza (singe edges), sew together...I used Japanese glass beads. Glue a little piece of felt to the back of the flower and glue it onto a lined clip! Whaaalaa... Now go try one!

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Old 08-27-2010, 06:50
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I'm obsessed with fabric flowers! I made this for pennies... cotton fabric (frey edges and sew the back in a large circular pattern with large stitches...then pull to bunch up the fabric and knot), organza (singe edges), sew together...I used Japanese glass beads. Glue a little piece of felt to the back of the flower and glue it onto a lined clip! Whaaalaa... Now go try one!

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do you use a template for the petal shapes?
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Old 08-27-2010, 06:57
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do you use a template for the petal shapes?
No template needed. Take a manilla file folder and just cut out shapes in different sizes (either cirles, flowers, etc)...this will serve as your template. The shapes do not have to be perfect b/c when you cut the fabric, you are going to fray it or singe it anyway, so it is not necessary to cut the shapes out perfectly. I love making these little guys! You can mix different types of fabric and shapes, and use different centers. To make the bottom gathered, sew large stitches on the bottom of the flower, then pull it and knot it. Play around with it to get the look that you want. Try one with the fabrics and colors that you like. I know you'll love what you come up with!

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I'm obsessed with fabric flowers! I made this for pennies... cotton fabric (frey edges and sew the back in a large circular pattern with large stitches...then pull to bunch up the fabric and knot), organza (singe edges), sew together...I used Japanese glass beads. Glue a little piece of felt to the back of the flower and glue it onto a lined clip! Whaaalaa... Now go try one!

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How cute is that?!
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:26
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love that flower!!!

Im not sure I would pay $45 for that other one though
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The middle soft looking layer is panne velvet. It's super cheap and available in a lot of colors right now at Joann's for Halloween costumes.
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