Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Interchangeable Rosette {Mini Tutorial}

One of my most favorite accessories that I am currently addicted to is the fabric rosettes and flowers. Any style, shape, size or color. They are so easy to make and add the perfect girly touch to any outfit! I started off making my first fabric flower to match one of my elastic waistband skirts. I made this one by cutting various sized circles from my fabric. I then ran a short loose stitch in the center of each to gather the fabric and then layered them on top of eachother, securing it with a button in the center. I added a piece of felt with two slits in it to the back where I can switch out between a hair clip or safety pin. 






One of the next fabric flower styles that I attempted was from the ruffle shirt by Tea Rose Home on my grey ruffled tank. These are made by creating a ruffle in your fabric, folding it in half and rolling it into itself, sewing it together along the way. I have since used this method the most often to create other brooches and accessories to outfits. 


 
My most recent endeavour was to make the rosette. I have been wanting to create a bib necklace, headband, bracelet or anything of the sort to get that vintagy, girlie feel from these beauties. There are MANY tutorials out there on how to make these flowers, but this one here from Little Birdie Secrets is perfect (I sometimes use hot glue in place of fabric glue which works JUST as good). Little Birdie Secrets also has an amazing post on rosettes and the MANY things you can create with them. Her genius idea of making these accessories removeable/interchangeable is awesome! Since I had no velcro on hand (or that I could find!) I simply used a second piece of felt on top of the original and adhered it with hot glue on only two edges of the circle--this creates a "tunnel" to slide a headband, bracelet or hair clip in. Now you can use the SAME rosette for your hair, a headband, bracelet, pin or anywhere you can think of! :)




My first interchangeable rosettes consisted of a larger one from a shinier black material and two smaller ones from the scraps of an old black t-shirt; all three finished off with a white pearl center. They look great all together, paired up or by themself.


Here they are paired on a headband, a single one on a strip of lace around my wrist, 
and two variations slid onto a clasp bracelet.










I can't wait to make more and play around with multiple colors! :)



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11 comments:

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

how cute!!! I love these!!

Cat@BudgetBlonde.com said...

These are just too adorable! Thanks so much for sharing! I just found your blog through a linky party and can't wait to go through your archives! So nice to virtually meet you!
xoxo
Cat@BudgetBlonde

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Thanks for creating such a fun and inspiring blog. I'd put flowers everywhere if I was living in a house full of boys!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

these are all so cute!!! i love making rosettes, they make everything so pretty and girly haha. love all the different ways you used them!!

I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-2-and-features.html

rita jean said...

Love how you make use of those sweet rosettes! I'll have to give it a try one of these days! :)

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Anngela-

I've never seen these interchangable. Great idea!

I'd be oh so happy if you could share this with my readers tonight @Creative Juice Thursday. Get your crafting shoes on... Hope to see you there...

Pamela said...

Just found your blog! These are so cute!

Katie said...

Yahooo! A new post! I absolutely LOVE your headband!!!!

Dacia said...

Those are so cute! I LOVE fabric flowers!!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Thanks for sharing this at Creative Juice! Hope to see you back at the party tonight!

Sarah said...

They look great! Love the idea of making a bracelet. I was just thinking I need to revamp my jewelry... Bingo. The thin headband looks really good too. Now if I could just get away with crafting while at work... Hmmmm.