150-forum-ads
hip girl boutique ballet dance gymnastic skating bun cover rhinestone hip girl boutique 40pc grosgrain ribbon wrapped 2 inch snap clips barrettes hip girl boutique grosgrain ribbon korker for hair bows clips
hip girl boutique 18pc grosgrain mini bow tie hair bow clips for baby infant toddler women adult
hip girl sparkle glitter headbands for dancing ballet stage cheerleading girls women high school college
http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/medium/3in-spike-bows-rainbow.jpg

Go Back   Hip Girl Boutique Free Hair Bow Instructions--Learn how to make hairbows and hair clips, FREE! > Ribbon and Bows > Product Review--Tools, Equipment, and Gadgets

Product Review--Tools, Equipment, and Gadgets Love your gadgets? Don't like it? Post your reviews (or link of review) here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-14-2012, 03:08
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 2,100
Default Kanzashi flower maker template

I had a coupon and decided to check out the template by Clover that I found in my craft store. Let me start my review by saying that I do make these out of ribbon and wondered if the template would even work and/or be faster.

Basically, you fold the template over some fabric (I used cotton) and then trim around the template. If you were using something that would fray, you'd probably want some fray check or something.
Then, you follow the marked holes and stitch through the template at various points. Once you have all your stitches in place, you open the template and pull the thread tight and voila, a kanzashi petal appears.
You leave the thread attached and go onto the next petal. Once all five are done, you stitch back into the first petal and pull to tighten.

So does it work? Yup. It sure does. You have to play with the tension to get the final product to come out right but it does make perfect kanzashi petals out of fabric. I will probably do them one petal at a time next time and then stitch together at the end, just because I like a little more control over each petal.

Will it work on ribbon? No sure. Ribbon is very stiff compared to fabric and I do not know if it will pleat the way it is supposed to. You would need 2 inch ribbon to use the template I have (the pointed petal one) and I don't have any to try. I am going to pick up some next time I am out though to see if it would work.

If you want to make this style out of fabric, its not a bad little tool at all. Softer fabrics will work best. Cotton worked, but wasn't great. I plan to try some satin and a few others when I get a chance.

Just my two cents.
__________________
Retail site: www.zibbet.com/RedThreadBows

Wholesale site: http://www.zibbet.com/TheCraftCorner
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-14-2012, 08:41
jhall52's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Stafford, NY....WTH is that?
Posts: 1,262
Default Re: Kanzashi flower maker template

Thanks! I bought one (and a few others) to make kanzashis but haven't actually used it yet!

Joanne
__________________
Joanne

www.Little Stinker Creations.com
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/7-8-50yd-grosgrain-animal-print-combo-103114.jpg
New product--1' circle punch/paper shaper for bottle cap picture
New products--Ribbon wrapped 50mm snap clips
http://www.hipgirlclips.com/store/images/120pc-2.5-korker-assorted-.JPG

turtle embellishments--ribbon sculpture

skull rockabilly grosgrain ribbon

braided headband base


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:45.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.3
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0
Hip Girl Boutique Instructions - Copyright © 2007

Ad Management by RedTyger