Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The 8-Step Ripped Rose Tutorial


Here's an 8 step tutorial for making a Ripped Rose.  One day Keston came to me at my sewing machine & asked to help me make "sumping." This idea just came to me...After making the Small Ruffled Tote & Tri-Tattered Flower, I knew ripping fabric was the way to go with Keston on my lap. And so this rose was the result. Give it a try & see what you think! These roses can easily be attached to a pin, a hair clip, headband, or anything really! They're quick to whip up too & can even be made with a 2 year old on your lap...    I promise!
Grab some cute scrap fabric & try this out!
Ready?
Okay, GO!

1st - Tear a strip of fabric that is 1.5 - 2" wide
 To do this, make a 2" mark on the selvedge edge of your fabric. Make a small snip there with scissors.
Start tearing!
I tore the entire 44" width of my fabric.
You may need to cut along the untorn edge to even out your strip.

*tip - If you want a smaller flower, I suggest tearing at 1.5" & then cutting along the untorn edge making it the width that you wish it to be & then tearing the length less.
  
2nd - Adjust the settings on your sewing machine
Set the tension to the highest setting.
Set your stitch length to 4.


3rd - Start stiching
Do not back stitch though! 
Using 1/2" seam allowence, stich down the entire length of your strip.
You'll notice that the fabric gathers on it's own.
Isn't that pretty already?

4th - Begin rolling up your gathered strip of fabric
As you roll be careful to keep your center low & pulled down a bit.
It can easily become higher than the rest of the flower, making it look awkward.
(it's okay if you have to re-roll it a few times before you get "the look" you want.)


5th - Shove a pin (or 2 or 3) through the base of your flower.
This will help keep it secure for step 6.

6th -  Hand stitch the bottom.
Stich until you feel like all the layers are secure.
7th - Cut out a fabric circle for the back.
You can use felt or another stiff material that won't ravel.
8th - Get out the hot glue gun.
Hot glue the fabric circle to your flower & then hot glue a pin into place.

Pretty as a posie!
If you could or will make a ripped rose, HOW will you wear it & WHAT will you wear it with? Or WHO will you make one for?

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17 comments:

  1. I would use it to "dress up" a purse....or maybe a necklace....or maybe a simple tank. Ok, now I have to make one!

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  2. Thank you for this tutorial. I can't wait to try making some ripped roses for my daughter. I think they'd make great headbands and hair clips! I also envision these on clothes!

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  3. I have a similar pin that my friend made me. I've been so tempted (3 weeks in a row now) to wear it at the bottom of my black shirt, almost sitting on either hip, with a matching steel colored peasant ankle length skirt!

    Heidi Smith

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  4. What a fun idea! Ripped fabric is definately the way to go with a 2 year old in your lap.

    I had fun looking at your blog. My husband I went camping for our honeymoon - it was my first time camping! It was great.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment.

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  5. I can think of a million places I'd attach that little gem of a flower to! Great job. Love the blog and that sweater green background!!! Very cute :-)

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  6. Wow! Who knew it could be so simple?! Thanks for sharing. I am a new follower.
    Stephanie
    mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

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  7. Lovely , gorgeous & simple, a winner, uh?:0)
    And thanks for visiting my blog!!!

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  8. So cute! My two year old would get a kick out of "helping" with this too! :)

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  9. These are so cute! I love the frayed edge. Now I can't get that dang song out of my head!

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  10. Cute! Love the frayed edges. I'd attach them to hair clips!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  11. Awesome! Great instructions, thank you! I would like to use it with a headband for my daughter. She loves this kind of stuff.

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  12. Very pretty! I like the idea of using it on baby headbands, but there are so many things you could do! Your little boys are just darling, Julie! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Love this! I'm going to go accessorize everything in my closet now...

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  15. So very cute! I love the character that the ripped edges adds!

    Found you on the Mad in Crafts Party!
    http://www.releasemecreate.blogspot.com

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  16. Thank you for sharing this tutorial! I love the look of shabby chic flowers! I made 3 matching flowers, 2 for baby barefoot sandals and 1 for a matching headband to give my granddaughter. I found you on Pinterest. ☺

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