Aug 4, 2010

Accordian Flower Tutorial

I know, these are all over blog land, but they are the most easiest flowers to make and I love how they look.  I know all of my readers are pretty good at these because I have seen them on your blogs, but I have a few new followers and they might benefit.

You just need a strip of material that is at least 1" wide and the longer the material, the more ruffles you can make.

Fold the width of the material in half.  It is easier if you press the material with a hot iron, but is not necessary.  I don't iron it, but once I get going I always wished that I had.  Up to you. 

Then take a threaded needle and make a running stitch along the folded edge of the material.  You will pull down on the material as you stitch so it starts gathering behind you.

Once you reach the end, somethings the gathers start curling and forming in a circle motion and you just need to tweak. 

These here, I just made a circle with, but you can overlap and circle into forming a fuller flower.  Possibilities are soooo endless.

Linking up with these parties here.

Aloha~ Makalani ~Life is Good~


  1. Cute! I love these flowers many uses for them from clothes to altered projects to papercrafting. Glad I hopped on by here this morning! :>

  2. I am so glad that you came over and left a comment about my bed crown.

    I love your flowers!
    And, I love that blue swing!


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