Handmade Fabric Flowers by You-zhen Lu

handmade fabric flowers

Handmade Fabric Flowers

I absolutely adore flowers and if it were possible, I’d be surrounded by them all the time.  There is just something about the delicate beauty and the amazing variety of colors that makes me smile.  If you feel the same way, you can have flowers all year round by making them yourself!  Handmade Fabric Flowers: 32 Beautiful Blooms to Make by Yu-Zhen Lu teaches you everything that you need to know to make gorgeous handmade flowers from fabric.  You-Zhen Lu earned her senior teacher accreditation from the Japan Ribbon Flower Making Association and now teaches flower making classes in Taiwan.

Handmade Fabric Flowers shows you how to make thirty two different flowers including roses, peonies, daisies, pansies and more.  These blooms are created using heat tools and different types of fabric like silk, lace, velvet, and ribbon.   The book begins by showcasing each of the flowers and a bit about what the flower symbolizes.  There are several different photographs both individually and how it might be used in fashion or in home decor. The second part of the book begins with an introduction to basic flower making techniques.  The author shares what you need to consider when selecting and sizing your fabric as well as tips tips on cutting the fabric and applying the glue. The book also contains a list of tools you will need to create these flowers including a flower iron with various heads.

Each handmade flower fabric contains step by step instructions including materials and tools needed.  There are cutting diagrams as well as photographs for each step of the process.  All necessary templates are included in the back of the book so that you can copy them and re-use them.  The flowers included in this book are absolutely gorgeous.  They can be used as corsages, brooches, hair ornaments, headbands, bracelets and more! The book is written so that someone who is new to fabric flower making could easily get started.  It even includes a useful section on how to use a flower iron if you’re new to the craft.

If you’d like to try a new craft, Handmade Fabric Flowers: 32 Beautiful Blooms to Make will definitely get you started making beautiful handmade flowers!

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  1. I have never tried this but it looks like a fun thing to do!
  2. What beautiful flowers. I don't know that I have the patience for this but it certainly looks pretty and I can think of a ton of uses for the fabric flowers.
  3. Those are so pretty! I love fabric flowers, I never have to worry about watering them!
  4. chris@Bristol Builders says:
    Those are really nice! now, where is the order button? :)
  5. saph@frugalwifeblog says:
    Looks like a great book! I love fabric flower hair clips for my girls so this would be great if I wanted to make my own.
  6. Maryann D. says:
    What a lovely book and this would make a wonderful gift for a person who loves crafts.  I am sure there are so many ideas on how to create such pretty flowers for decorations.
  7. Tara Stevens says:
    These are too cool!!
  8. Fantastic - I can make the most amazing hair clips for my daughter (and her friends) with this!
  9. I would love to try making some of these!
  10. These are gorgeous! Thanks for letting us know about this book! Makes me want to make flowers! :)
  11. I know what I want for Christmas!
  12. Sara Banister says:
    I would love to make some of those!!! So neat!!

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