Flower Week- Day 3- Guest Post- Pinwheel Flowers

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Today, I'm going to hand the reins over to one talented blogger. She's going to show you how to make yourself some lovely flowers.... Take it away!

Hi!  I'm Jennifer Dawn--a wife, mother, teacher, avid crafter, and blogger.  You can find me over in my little corner of the world at The Life of Jennifer Dawn.  I am honored to be guest blogging here at Chica es Artistica for Flower Week!  What lady doesn't love flowers?!  I am so excited to see all the lovely, flowery ideas that will be presented this week on Maggie's blog.  Today I am going to share with you my tutorial on making...

Pinwheel Flowers
 Supplies:
Fabric Scraps
Scissors
Needle and thread
Pins
Button
Compass or circular object
Pencil or pen
Paper

Directions:
1.  Use a compass or circular object to draw a circle onto a piece of paper.  The circle should be the size you want your finished pinwheel flower to end up being.  Cut out the paper circle in order to use it as a stencil for cutting out 7 (thinner fabric) or 6 (thicker fabric like knit) circles from your fabric scraps.

2. Use one of the fabric circles as the base of your flower.  Set it aside for just a bit.  Fold a second circle in half once.

3. Then fold the half circle into the shape of a "s" or "z" by folding one side over one direction and...

the other side over the other direction.

4. This creates a triangle...

that you pin onto the fabric circle you are using for your base.

5. Repeat steps three and four continuing to pin the triangular petals around the circular fabric base.  If you are using a thinner fabric, you will be able to fit six petals around the flower base, but if you are using a thicker fabric, you will probably only be able to fit five petals.

6. Use your needle and thread to secure the flower by making several stitches through all of the pieces around the center.  (Tip: I usually sew a spiraling circle around the center that catches all of the pieces but is small enough to be hidden by the button.)

7. Secure a button to the center of your flower.  Now you have a finished pinwheel flower.

A Few Ideas for Your Pinwheel Flowers...
You can attach a snap to it in order to use it for a "Snappy" T-Shirt headband,

glue a pin back onto it in order to use it as a brooch,

or simply sew it onto a piece of clothing.

Thanks again, Maggie, for allowing me to appear on your blog.  You are truly one talented chica.
Happy Crafting!

Those are just too cute! I'm definitely going to have to try that sometime. Thanks Jennifer!

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