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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fleece Flower Project
(Free pattern obtained from JoAnn Fabrics)
We're ready to begin our first Daisy Project!  I hope you have your materials all lined up and ready to go! 
  • First, you will want to press your canvas tote bag.  I used spray starch and pressed mine to give the color-washed denim a little more stiffness for working with the iron on adhesive later in the project.  You can simply press, or press with spray sizing or spray starch.  The choice is entirely yours.

  • These are the fleece remnants I am using for my flowers.  Remember, you can use fleece remnants, pieces, or you can use felt remnants or felt pieces.  Again, the choice is yours.

  • Next, you will need some paper to draw some basic shapes.  The measurements are written on the pictures to give you an idea of how you will draw the shapes.  Remember, we're being artistic!  You DO NOT need to panic or worry about being precise.  We're having fun!  So just make the patterns comfortably, without great concern for precision.  Everything will work out well. 

  • The first drawing will look like this.  You can click on the picture for a better view.  We will be cutting the squiggly circles out of the fleece or felt.  So, this gives you an idea of the sizing.

  • These are the flower centers.  They are just little whirly-gigs.  You can play and sketch yours similar to these, or as you wish.  Again, you can click on the picture for a better view.

  • These are the leaves.  We will cut these out of the cotton fabric.  

  • This is the long stem.  You will also cut this out of the cotton fabric.

  • This is the medium stem.  

  • This is the short stem.
This will get you started with your sketching.  Watch for part 2 today, which will explain the construction of the flowers and how to use the iron-on adhesive with the stems and leaves.  

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