Hello lovely crafters! 😘
Today, I will be showing you all how I made this little Japanese Kanzashi fabric flower. If you would like to make a flower yourself, I have included a step by step guide below. Hopefully you will have as much fun as I did making them and will be pretty surprised at how easy they are to make!
I had my six year old niece helping me too, which goes to show how easy Kanzashi flowers are to make and although I obviously did the grown up bits such as gluing, cutting and sewing, she was very proud of her cute little self once the flower she helped to make was completed.
One of my favourite hobbies in the world has always been DIY crafts. Making little handmade crafts gives me a great sense of accomplishment. No matter how small it is or how easy the craft is to make, once I have finished making something myself, by hand, it is definitely a very proud moment for me. The fact that I can make something wonderful from scratch makes me feel like a genius! 😂
So, as you can probably imagine, I was so thrilled when Searchpress sent me the Japanese Fabric Flowers book, which was written by the French artist, Sylvie Blondeau.
The book has 65 kanzashi flower designs to choose from and each flower comes with photographs and easy, simple instructions. Kanzashi flowers are so beautiful and there are so many wonderful ways to use them for fashion items, jewellery pieces, home decorations and many more.
The flowers are so easy to make and you will probably have everything you need to make these flowers lying around your home. They are great for passing time, combating stress as well as letting your creative side come out and if you have children, it is a fun activity to do together.
Do you have old bed sheets you no longer use? Or maybe a t-shirt that no longer fits… Just recycle and re-use the material to make the flowers. Waste not, want not eh! 👍
If you would rather use new fabric, I highly recommend myfabrics.co.uk. They have a huge range of beautiful fabrics and sell lots of haberdashery accessories too. (They currently have a big sale on at the moment too, with up to 80% off.) 👌
Whatever fabric you intend to use, be it old fabric, newly bought fabric, curtains, clothes or bed sheets; I guarantee that these kanzashi flowers will look perfect.
I was so excited to start making these beautiful, little, fabric flowers. They look so pretty and to be honest, when I first seen the photographs I thought they would be so hard and complicated to make. But, I was wrong…
With the help of my niece 😉 I made my first one in under 15 minutes and I was very impressed with the end results.
For the first flower, we picked our favourite one in the book, which is the pretty ‘flower number 7’.
I’m going to show you step by step how I made this flower and hopefully you can follow my instructions at home and make your own.
What You Will Need ❤
💚 Seven 8cm (3 1/4in) squares of fabric
💛 One felt circle 5cm (2in) (I used paper)
💙 One button at least 5mm (1 1/4in) in diameter
❤ Needle & Cotton
💛 Measuring tape or a ruler
The size of the finished flower will be about 8cm in diameter.
How To Make A Japanese Kanzashi Flower ❤
Steps 1, 2 & 3
Step 4 & 5
Steps 6, 7 & 8
Woohoo! See how easy they are to make… if you need any help at all, do leave a comment below and I will do my best to help you! 😊
So below is my finished Kanzashi Flower, which I sewed onto my homemade PJ’s to make them look prettier! 😍
Keep a look out for my upcoming post ‘How To Make Your Own PJ’s’. 👌
My PJ’s below featuring my Kanzashi Fabric Flower!!
Happy sewing girls… ❤
I’d love to see your Kanzashi flowers over on my facebook page. 😊😊😊😊😊
If you would like to buy the book ‘Japanese Fabric Flowers’ by Sylvie Blondeau which features many more Kanzashi flower designs, then head over to the Searchpress website. They also have a wide range of various art and craft books available to buy too so take a look! 😊
Thank you for reading!
Lots of Love
Katie Rose ❤