I came across some wonderful flower tutorials lately, and I decided to try this one first.
It was an easy pattern to make, and it only took about an hour to cut out the pieces, gather them and assemble into a corsage. I can see making a big pile of these flowers, not just for corsage pins, but for garlands, and embellishments on gifts, notebooks, bags, and more. I used the scraps I had leftover from this project-
… and from this project.
I decided to use this little drawstring bag as a gift bag for some treats to send to my sister, the queen of chocolate!
There are a lot of great tutorials popping up in blogland lately. Check out these sites for some of my favorites:
Boutique NutMeg Designs – Meg has done some cute butterfly appliques, butterfly pin heads, and fabric flowers.
Sew Mama Sew – Check out the fabulous summer sewing series including the portable cushion and the picnic blanket. (I just finished making one of these awesome cushions and have the second one almost finished. I will post pictures when they are both finished and ready to show off!)
Heather Bailey – Heather has a cute yo-yo tutorial and a binding tutorial that are great for beginning quilters. She also offers suggestions on what to do with those fabric yo-yos.
Portobellopixie – Sandi Henderson has added a couple new tutorials just recently on making bias tape or piping, as well as gathering a ruffle, which works great for her free ruffle edged pillow pattern. Also check out her rolled roses and shirring tutorials.
Anna Maria Horner has a quick and easy tutorial for making bookmarks from scrap pieces of fabric. Of course, her examples in her new Garden Party fabrics look gorgeous!
If you have a new tutorial you want to share, post a comment here with a link.