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Monday, September 5, 2011

Making Fabric Flowers With Your Die Cut Machine Tutorial

Flower Tutorial


Here's the fall fabric flowers I made.
I'm going to show you how I made them.


First I ironed on HeatnBond - Ultra Hold to the back of my fabric.

It is a 17x12 Sheet. I did have to iron the fabric first so it was nice and smooth.
You don't want any wrinkles, creases or bunched up fabric.
If that happens it won't cut right in your Die Cut Machine.


See how it makes it nice a stiff. You want your fabric stiff in order to cut it.
Some people use liquid stiffeners. I chose to use Heat n Bond.
Here you have to peel off the backing before you place it on the mat.
You can see the backing in the first picture.


Next I put my fabric on a super sticky mat.
You also want to make sure you put in a new blade in your machine.
The settings I used were pressure 5 and speed at 2 on my Imagine.


I cut the flower out at 4.5"
Here's the negative of the cut. 


Here's the spiral flower.


I just took my stylus and rolled the flower toward me.
With the front side of the fabric up.
I don't want the heat n bond side to be showing.


Now that I have it rolled. I'm going to let the flower loosen up.
Let it uncurl. You may have to fuss with it a bit to help it loosen up.


Now I have my flower loosened up to where I like it.


Hot glue the flower to the bottom circular part of the flower.


I think you can see it ok where I put the glue.


This is the finished flower


You can put what ever you want in the center of the flower.
The maroon flowers I didn't put a center in.
I think it looks great either way.



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