DIY - Silk Poppie


how cute is this silk poppy worn on a belt?! - here's the DIY:


Tools and Materials:
  • Fabric scissors
  • Silk shantung fabric, one color for petals, another for flower centers (from $22 per yd., bandjfabrics.com)
  • Needle and thread
  • Buttons (shell and fashion buttons, from $1 each; mjtrim.com)
  • Brooch backing or barrette (gold brooch pins, $8.50 for 12; tohoshoji-ny.com)



How to:

1. Cut a rectangle of silk 8 to 12 inches long and 2 to 5 inches wide. Note that the grain of the fabric should run vertically along the width so the fabric's surface looks similar to that of real petals.

2. Using a needle and thread, sew a running stitch along 1 long side of the rectangle (1/4 inch from edge), and then pull thread to tighten the fabric into a bunch. Hand-stitch center, and knot it off.

3. Cut a smaller rectangle of silk 6 to 8 inches long and 1 to 2 inches wide. This time, cut so the grain runs horizontally. Create a fringed edge by removing a few horizontal threads at the top of the rectangle.

4. Sew a running stitch along 1 long side of the rectangle (1/8 inch from edge). Pull thread to tighten fabric into a bunch. Hand-stitch center, and knot it off. You will have a small rosette.

5. Snip small curved triangular shapes from poppy to create defined petal shapes. (Alternatively, cut fringed petals.)

6. Place a button in the center of the rosette, and then place rosette in center of poppy. Sew button and rosette onto poppy, and knot it off.

7. Hand-stitch flower to brooch backing or barrette.



ANYONE GONNA TRY IT?!?!


such a busy weekend - i woke up today saying to myself "oh it's Friday, just get through today and then 2 days of relaxation" - well big opps to my brain since it's just Monday - but after work i'm hitting up the spa for some 'erika-time' -- this week i'm hosting Girls Night which i'll be prepping for all week -- i'm going to 'try' and set up fondu (one cheese the other chocolate, gonna nix the oil) *fingers crossed* it comes out yummy!



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17 comments:

  1. I love this project and the poppie is so sweet.
    Have a great Monday, sunshine

    P.S: I'm hosting an amazing Fischer's dress Giveaway Reloaded later today! Don't miss it!

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  2. What a fun project! Have fun at girl's night! They always sound so fun!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  3. For sure cute! Wish I was that handy!

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  4. Gorgeous DIY, darling!
    Thanks for the tutorial!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  5. Love it! And spa time sounds fabulous. Girl's Night, I love it all! And yes please let's meet up this summer! xoxo

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  6. it's the freaking worst to wake up thinking it's friday or saturday when it's not. except when it's sunday. ha!

    xo,
    C

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  7. How dainty and beautiful!! I am so going to try this when I get some time!!

    xox,
    karen

    www.rubytuesdayfashionanddesign.blogspot.com

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  8. This is so cute and perfect for Spring and summer.

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  9. This is adorable! I love it.

    www.birdietobe.blogspot.com

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  10. Have a wonderful time getting pampered at the spa!

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  11. This is such a cute idea...I might just have to get crafty!

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  12. Wow, I love this - what a great idea!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  13. Love this idea...really cute!!

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  14. that is so cute! when is the needle and thread bug going to bite me? i wanna make stuff like this! :)

    enjoy your erika time! and have fun making fondue! wish I could have some of that!!! yum!

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