Monday, December 21, 2015

Sew Simple Shapes - Another Scrappy Happy Flower Tutorial!!!

Today's tutorial is a 
few additional 
scrappy happy flowers 
for easy appliqué:)

As I've said before...
here are 24 different shapes
 in the BLOOM set and today
 I'm working with 5 of them.
to get your own set of 

Here is the cutting for each shape;
A-18 - 2 1/2" square
A-19 - 2 1/2" square
A-21 - 3 1/2" square
A-1 - 2" square
A-5 = 2" x 2 1/2" rectangle

You will need to cut a piece of
 Sew-In Pellon 
the same size as each 
fabric piece as well.

Trace around each
 Sew Simple Shape
 by placing it in
 the center of the Pellon.
I always use a 
.05 mechanical pencil 
for a nice thin accurate line.

Pin to the right side of the fabric.

Stitch directly onto each traced line...
securing your stitch when you stop and start.

Trim an approximate 
1/4" seam allowance
 around each piece.

Use a small sharp pair of
 embroidery scissors 
and cut an "X" 
in the Pellon ONLY.

There is one "cleavage" area
 in the heart Sew Simple Shape
 that you will need to clip
 right to the thread...
 but not into it or past it.

Clipping will allow the heart
 to lie flat after
 it's been turned right side out.

I like to use the
 Clover turning tool 
to GENTLY push out the
 corners and curves
 after turning.

Press each appliqué piece
 flat from the fabric side.

I think that the oval
 and the circle look cute
 "tucked under"
 these two little flowers...
 don't you?

The heart is cute on it's own 
but a small circle
 tucked under it 
would be cute as well.

I could go on and on
 making even more flowers 
to appliqué
from my
 but I think that I
 probably already have
 too many for 
what I'm making...
but it's so hard to stop!
They really are 
fun and addicting:)

My next post 
I'll do a few more leaves
 with some of the shapes
 we haven't played with yet
 and then for the stems!
See you then...

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Sigi G said...

I love seeing what you can all do with your new templates! Love how you can tuck them into another shape to make it look like a new spring flower is ready to open up and bloom. I can see how this would (will) become addicting :)!

Carolknits said...

Just adorable! I ordered my Bloom set and I can't wait to get it and start sewing...geez, it's killing me to have to wait!! LOL You are very clever and so generous to share all these great ideas. I'm having trouble finding your fabric around my area here in MA, though.

elnorac said...

Love these, Lori! I just received my set of shapes in today's mail. Yayyy!

Donna Jolley said...

Got my templates and interfacing, and the new fabric and can't wait to start the sew along!!

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