How to make semi-kanzashi style fabric flowers (part 2) #Floral DIY#bouquet#boutonniere#button#fabric flowers#flowers#non-floral bouquet#tutorial December 16 2010 | Guest post by Midgetskagem Tribe member Midgetskagem has three different and equally awesome fabric flower making tutorials. So far she's showed us how to make semi-kanzashi style fabric flowers that look like this. And here's part two of the three part, fabric flower series. -Megs So this is the second part of the tutorial. This tutorial is based on some flowers that I started making a few years ago — the folding technique is Japanese (Tsunami Kanzashi), though I've never successfully perfected the art of authentically creating these flowers — instead I opt for larger flowers held together with thread rather than using rice glue. I love the effect from these flowers, and this is probably the style I will be using for my bouquet. By changing the folding method halfway through you can create a slightly different shape, which I'm going to be using for my bouquets. You can of course play around and create a mass of differing shapes depending on what you fancy — it's all up to you! What you'll need: fabric squares (my fabric squares are quite big — you can do them at pretty much any size.) a needle thread scissors fabric glue malleable jewellry wire scissors beads or some such to go in the middle Steps 1 — 3 Follow the same steps, one through three, on this tutorial. Step 4 This is a photo of Step 4, just to remind you. 🙂 Related Post How to make semi-kanzashi-style fabric flowers (part 1) I'm looking to make my bouquet for my wedding myself, and so I've been brainstorming ideas on how best to put together fabric flowers for... Read more Step 5a Fold this side in on itself — picture above is way better than that explaination! Step 5b Like so. Step 6 Now, fold the edge over like so. Step 7 Fold on both sides, so that it looks like this. Step 8 As before, stick it with needle taking care to get it all on. Step 9 Then cut while on the needle as shown. Step 10 Sew the remaining petals, and it tie off relatively tight. Step 11 You can poof out the petals by placing your thumb/finger into the petal and gently pushing down, as shown. Step 12 Tadaa! Flower! Now, the interesting thing with this one is the back is quite pretty too… Step 13 Add then add the button. These two flowers are made of a much thinner material, and show the two possible sides of the flowers. And here's a sneak peak of a certain bouquet so far… Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Midgetskagem Midgetskagem is a Brit living in Sweden throwing a Persian-Swedish-English wedding, in a school hall with many slightly quirky touches. She's a Geologist by trade/carer by choice, Sysadmin by fate and craft monster because she loves it. She's also addicted to sewing and random nail polish. http://offbeatbride.ning.com/profile/Midgetskagem PREVIOUS Tash & Sean's fire hooping flow fest wedding NEXT New Jersey aquarium wedding with SHARKS from JPG Photography Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] These are really delightful and the tutorial is really well made. I've been thinking about having a throwing bouquet and don't like the look of silk flowers. This is the 1st fabric flower I've really liked the look of. Reply omgoodness you're my heroine! I am doing lots of different kinds of DIY flowers and this is awesome. thank you! Reply OK, so I may have a problem. After trying both flower-making techniques, I seriously spent ALL DAY TODAY making flowers upon flowers upon flowers! Now I have plenty for the wedding party & VIPs, as well as some fun non-wedding ones made from fun leftover fabric (um, hello last-min xmas gifts). FH came home, caught me surrounded by flowers, and told me I should seek help. I'll try to post a pic on Tribe soon [I'm dm(dooley)]. Thanks again for the inspiration and awesome tutorial! Looking forward to part three 😀 Reply Wow, thanks a lot for the tutorial. I have tried following it and although my flowers have not been as beautiful as yours so far, I love the technique! It comes at the very right time, right after vthe Christmas, we are throwing a huge birthday party for a friend and this will make the decorations so special! thanks again Reply Thanks for your tutorial! I have successfully made petals, but I am not successful at sewing them together into a discernible flower. Do you have any tips for that part? Thanks! Reply i take it part 3 was never posted? i searched google and offbeatbride but could only find part 1 & 2 🙁 Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.