Friday, June 12, 2009

Sweet Buttercups

**This tutorial is intended for personal use only,.**

This is a very quick and simple project that uses small bits of fabric. It is a great opportunity for you to use up the scraps of fabric that you have laying around.

For the flower center, you will need a 3" and a 2-1/2" circle. The larger circle will be for the inside and the smaller circle will be for the outside.


With needle and thread, take a running stitch around the perimeter of the large circle. Place fiberfil in the center, gather and tie off.

With needle and thread, take a running stitch around the perimeter of the small circle, folding in the raw edges 1/4" as you sew. Place a magnet in the center.


Place the stuffed circle, with gathered side facing down, into the center of the small circle. Make sure that the magnet remains centered on the bottom. Pull thread tight, tie off.


Embellish with beads. This step is optional as the flower looks cute with or without it.


For the petals, you will need ten, 3/4" hexagons. For those of you that haven't done hexagon paper piecing yet, please refer to Cia's Pallette for some really great instructions.

You will need two petal rounds, each consisting of 5 petals.


With wrong sides facing each other, sew both petal rounds together around the outside edge. I like using a ladder stitch as I find that it hides the stitches beautifully.


Drop the flower center into the petals, magnet side facing down. Make sure that the magnet falls in the center of the opening at the base of the petals. Stitch to secure both pieces together.


Completed Sweet Buttercup flower. Pretty simple, eh?


You can use these as refrigerator magnets or if you are using a metal backed inspiration board, they would look really sweet holding up your inspiration pieces.


I hope you have fun with this idea. Take care!

Aloha!

22 comments:

Kath said...

So cute! I will be making a few this weekend, Thankyou for the tutorial, Kath in England www.railwaycottage.blogspot.com

The Blue Plum Shop said...

Those are adorable!
But I have to ask, how do you cut such perfect circles all the time?

Missy Ann said...

Such a cute pin cushion. But be careful about putting it on a sewing machine. The magnet may mess with the computer chips that are in the newer machines.

Shannon said...

These are very nice!

Rumi said...

Oh Lettie, another winner of an idea! Very cute!

Catherine said...

What a great idea! Super tutorial too -- thank you!

sweetiepie said...

How cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Have a good weekend.

Deana said...

How adorable!! Thanks for sharing!

Mimi said...

You are always coming up with the cutest and neatest ideas!!!

Linda said...

You are just too clever! Now we know what you've decided to do with SOME of the millions of hexies you've made! Thank you for sharing your great ideas with us.

Kristin said...

Absolutely adorable!

Tozz said...

How awesome is this really ingenius idea. I love it and am going to do some for little gifts. You are so clever!!

Tolentreasures said...

Very cute! I want a day off work just to make all the goodies on your blog. Sort of my own little holiday!

Cathy

Jackie said...

I just love your creativity! Those are fantastic magnets. So who is graduating this year?

NanaKaren said...

How cute! Once I gather up a few things to make these (NOT fabric as I have loads), I'll try my hand at these adorable flower magnets!

Thanks!

Karen

Busym1 said...

You are so neat and detailed! I love your work! Thanks for the instructions, very nice of you! hugs, michelle

Cyn ;-) said...

Great tute, Lettie! You sure come up with some amazing ideas -- thank you for sharing with all of us in blogland.
Hugs,
/;-)

Janine said...

So that is what you call a quick and simple project?
I am not sure if that is right for me, but I like it a lot, cause it´s a sweet and lovely project indeed.
Greetings
Janine

emy said...

Favolosi!!! Grazie Lettie!!!

Suze said...

Very cute!

novi gian said...

thanks for the tutorial lettie.I'm novi from indonesia

Sonia said...

I absolutely heart this..Way to go, lady!!