Fabric Scrap Flower Tags

New Tutorial

How sweet are these tags?!!  With such pretty colours and fun fabrics, what’s not to love about them??  You can make your own in a few easy steps.

You will need:

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Fabric  Scraps (you will need pieces at least 10 inches long to make the flower bases)

Scissors

Thread

Needle

Pin (if you want to hold things together rather than use your fingers)

Sewing machine

Step 1

If you don’t already have fabric strips available in your scrap basket, then cut pieces at least 10 inches long x 1 inch wide.  The wider your fabric, the bigger the flower.

My strips in the photo came straight out a fabric scrap bag I bought online.  As you can see, they are wonky and vary in width.  They don’t have to be perfect, just long enough to make the base!

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Step 2

Put right sides together and sew along the small open edge.  I like to back stitch at the beginning and end of each one.

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Step 3

Grab your needle and thread as we’re going to sew the base 🙂  Keep your fabric right sides together and secure a stitch or two near the machine sewn edge.  Now sew a running stitch all the way around and bring your needle back out around where you started.  My stitches were about 1 inch in length and about 1 inch apart, they don’t have to be perfect, no-one is going to see them.

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Step 4

Pull carefully on the thread, the fabric will gather and your flower will start to take shape.  Sew a few stitches through some of the pleats just to hold them in place.

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 Step 5

Cut out  2 or 3 various sized circles and place them on top of the flower.  If you need to, secure with the pin if you want to hold things together for the sewing machine.  Place your flower on the tag ( I like to put mine on the left hand side but you can put them anywhere) and carefully start sewing around the inner circle 2 or 3 times.

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And that is you!! All done and ready to impress with new pretty tags!!

Until next time,

Fiona x

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