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Hero Arts Stamped Fabric Flowers (#CHAshow)

Erin Bassett - Hero Arts - 2011CHA Flowers1
I made a bunch of stamped fabric flower pins for Hero Arts to give away in their CHA booth this year.  You can jump over here to see how they looked once they got their final flag added to them and get the links to everyone else that helped make them.

It was pretty easy to make them...I created them like an assembly line: 

    -Fold the fabric in half with the wrong sides facing each other. and then stamp the fabric with the flowers.

    -Sew around the edge of the flowers leaving a little space between the stamped flower & the actual sewing.

    -Cut out the flower leaving about 1/4" space between the sewing and the cut edge of the flower.  Snip a little hole in the back of it and then stuff each petal with stuffing.

    -Hand sew a flower and button to the flower...I liked to cinch it pretty tight to give it some tufting.

    -Stamp a leaf onto green fabric, cut it out and glue it on the back of the flower.

    -Cut out some felt circles to back the flower (I used a die cut machine to do it since I was making so many.)  Glue the felt circle to the back of the flowers and then glue a pin to the felt.  (I used Fabric-tac favorite fabric glue.) 

Erin Bassett - Hero Arts - 2011CHA Flowers - Ginger I really like this technique and used it to make my friend Ginger her own flower that I created out of wool felt (the real stuff, not the cheap acrylic felt that you find at the craft store). I topped her flower with a brad I made with my i-Top and a bit of bling that I attached with my i-Rock (which is on sale right now here ).


Sponsors: Hero Arts, Imaginisce