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Old 04-01-2011, 12:00
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Hi - trying to do this flower - think it's adorable.

2 issues - my petals aren't as round - more pointy. 2- I have 5 "petals" - but having a hard time getting them into the correct arrangement (don't know if that is right word). The petals all want to hang on top and when I swing around - I guess because they aren't as round - it doesn't look right

Any words of wisdom/advice?

TIA!

BTW - I'm kind of following this tut....
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here is a pic of my "flower". As you can see my petals aren't as round. Plus - I have no idea how to form the petals into a flower. Tried sewing it and didn't work for me. Any advice??


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Are you sewing each of the petals individually first or are you gluing them?
1. If your gluing them that could be causing them to look too pinched on the ends near the center of the flower.

2. If they are too pointy, try not to pinch them flat when you are going to make each petal. I hold my needle and place each ribbon for the petal one by one rather than the way they do in that picture. That way you dont have a crease in the ribbon causing it to be pointy.

3. I use embroidery thread and match it to the ribbon that's farthest out that way when you tie it, it doesn't show. Thread each petal all the way and then tie off your thread really tight to form your flower.

I use more than 5 petals so mine petals help push the other one's creating a uniform effect. Here are some of my pic's. Hth

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Thank you so much for the tips! I had sewn them but probably need the 3 circles and more petals till I get the hang of it

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Take a needle and sew through all your petals about 2/8" from the bottom. They need to be attached to each other.
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I bought a tut on it from a girl here that was 2.00. If you ae like me, I am a very visual person so it really helped. You migh try emailing her.

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Ladies, thank you so much for tips/advice. I really do appreciate it!!
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