Thanks again to everyone who visited my giveaway post last week and for those of you who missed it-here's the tutorial on how to make your own Suede Flower.
This tutorial will work with Suede or Pigskin. I haven't tried it with faux leather yet, but I'm sure it will work. I found mine from my stash and I'm not sure where I got it. I've occasionally seen them at specialty fabric stores, or I found some sites online that sell it.
- Suede fabric
- Sharp scissors
- Brad (matching fabric)
- Elmer's Glue
- Alligator Clip (only necessary if you want to turn it into a hair clip)
Step 1: Cut out 5 different sized circles. My first one was approximately 3 inches and then each one is a 1/2 inch smaller (3 in, 2.5 in, 2 in, 1.5 in, 1 in). The size of your largest circle will determine the size of your flower. Don't stress about making them perfectly round, in fact the more imperfect the better (you'll see why in step 2).
Step 3: Very carefully cut a small slit in the center of each circle. The slit needs to be big enough for the back of a brad to fit through.
I used an unpicker to help make sure the hole was the perfect size.
Here's what it should look like.
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