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Doily Lace Flower Accessory



Even though I am not what I consider a "girly girl", if you have followed my blog for a little while you will notice a slight girly obsession with making flowers. I have no idea where this obsession came from but I constantly look at items and ask myself...can I make a flower out of that?

So it should be no surprise that I have yet another flower accessory tutorial. This flower is very easy to make and you only need basic hand sewing skills.

Supplies:
4 foot length of Doily Lace
Small piece of felt
Needle and thread (matching lace color)
Medium to large sized buttons
Gator clip and/or pin back
Hot glue gun
Scissors

  1. Cut a 4 foot length of lace. Using your needle and thread, tightly gather one side of the lace.
    Note:
    If your lace has an unfinished side or is pre-gathered, stitch along this edge. Even if it is pre-gathered you want to gather the lace as much as you can.



  2. Print out the Doily Lace Flower backer pattern. Cut out one of the shapes from the felt (Use the scale to make sure the print out is the correct size)
  3. Using the 1.75" felt circle as a base, start to sew the gathered edge of the lace to felt. Make sure to start on the outside, wrapping the lace around and towards the center.



  4. Sew buttons to the center of the flower. I used two medium sized buttons and stacked them to create my flower's center.

  5. Take the 2" felt circle and sew on the pin. If you plan to add a pin and a gator clip make sure your pin is sewn slightly off center allowing space for the gator clip.



  6. Hot glue the gator clip next to the pin and finish off the back by hot gluing the felt heart over the back part of both the gator clip and pin.

  7. Hot glue the pin/clip back to the felt back of the flower.

Comments

  1. This is really super cute... I have a pile of vintage lace on cards that I should use like this!! And a couple buckets of buttons!
    --Kathy (aka the Garbologist's Wife)

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  2. Oooh - I love making flowers too! This is now on my 'to-make' list, thanks for sharing! x

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  3. Very nice flower, I make them too, but this is so beautiful!

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  4. This is really lovely and easy to do:)

    I'd like to share that im into making standees. Yup,DIY

    standees. I love the idea of turning every picture I want

    into a life-sized memorabilia! They're great for pictures

    too!


    I got mine here: http://www.almostbreathing.com/

    You just have to try them!
    Have fun!

    Cheers,

    Jillian

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  5. Beautiful lace brooch ... a great fashion accessory!

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  6. beautiful brooch! Thanks for tutorial!

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  7. I love this post! Thank you so much for the tutorial.

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  8. this is great, i love lace flowers!

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  9. Oh I love this! I love making flowers & I am obsessed with anything lace. So cute!

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