fabric flowers

Published Oct 2011 by Search Press

ISBN 978 1 84448 699 1

A scrap of fabric, a pinch of beads, a sprinkle of sequins, and just a little simple sewing are all that’s needed to make yourself a fabulous fabric flower. This was a really fun book to do, and involved a number of trips to divine establishments such as
V V Rouleaux in search of the perfect ribbon or trimming: such a terrible chore.

Reviews from Amazon.co.uk

Lovely little book very well illustrated, lots of good ideas using different materials, I made 2 of the front cover flowers last night and I am very pleased, I used felt and a button for middle of the flower for one of them which looks really pretty and different, could be used in so many ways, broaches, hair clips, attach to a bag, bracelet, napkin ring...it's endless, hoping to do a craft fair in the summer so will be experimenting with some of these ideas, great way to spend a winter's evening would highly recommend it especially for the very low price worth every penny even if you make just one flower, hope you enjoy it as much as me.

The latest book from the `Twenty to Make' series is all about fabric flowers (obviously from the title) and is chockablock full of stunning fabric flower images to inspire you, with each design having a main image and a second idea. Would have been nice to have an image with one or two of the steps, but not essential as most of the flowers are easy to create and the instructions are well written and easy to follow.

The book starts with ideas of what to do with your fabric flowers such as hairclips, curtain tieback or attached to shoe clips to make the most of ballet flats. The follows ion with information regarding findings and the basic stitches required. There are a wide variety of flowers in this little book, starting from something as quick and simple as the `Simple Flower' through to the still easy but more time consuming `Patterned daisy' seen on the cover. A wide variety of fabrics are used and therefore very different flowers can be created.

This lovely little book is good value at an RRP of just £4.99 and great for all skill levels.

This review originally appeared on The Sewing Directory.