Craft Flower making Sewing

patchwork gerbera

I work in the technique of patchwork, we will do our gerbera patchwork fabric. It is based on kanzashi technique, however, only in the creation of the petals themselves.

So we need.

  • Circle with a diameter of 10 see 2 pcs. for the flower base (Orange).
  • The same color as the basis of the squares 5×5 cm. 26 pieces. (Orange).
  • Tone lighter squares 3,5h3,5 sm.18 pieces. (Yellow).
  • The tone of the darkest to the middle squares 3,5h3,5 cm 20 pcs. (Brown).
  • The circle of thick fabric 8cm. 1 pcs. filling the base. In this embodiment, I took felt but can be any other material.
  • Circle with a diameter of 5 cm. Green.
  • A strip of cloth 3.5x 35cm. for the stem.
  • The circle diameter of 3 cm. Of brown felt for the midway.
  • The wire diameter of 7 mm. 32 cm. I bought a TV cable, it suitable thickness and holds its shape when bent.
  • Beads.
  • Needle for beads.
  • nail clippers.
  • Hot glue.
  • Sintepon.
  • Sewing machine


Here I must say that the color and distribution of tones, you can make a change, a matter of taste, and most importantly the will to your fantasies. I took a gerbera in other patches even different colors. Cloth use 100% cotton- cloth patchwork, it holds its shape, non-slip and a large range of colors, saturated colors. A number of petals I gave with a margin of 2-3 pc., I always get a different number, because somewhere plump petal falls, and somewhere along freely.

Making preform:

Squares of 5×5 cm., Folded in half diagonally 2 times, then the edge of the central angle bend (where the idea middle of the square, if it visually expands) on top in different directions. Obtaining the first petal anchoring smear hot glue and take the next box. So we put all the workpiece.

Then take yellow 3,5h3,5 cm squares and add them diagonally 3 times anchoring smear hot glue angle.

Now take a green strip, folding it along the length of the face inward and stitched by the seam with the addition of 0.5 cm. Then stitched by one side across the strip, everted.

Take one large circle with a diameter of 10 cm, the front of the green circle put right side up, sew a zig-zag thread green. The right edge of the line should go along the edge of the circle

Then this range of face-to-face we put a second orange circle and sew in a circle, leaving a small gap. Gut-wrenching. We thrust circle of diameter 8 cm. Of thick fabric, distribute it evenly and there is a hidden seam sutured gap.

We’ve got here are blank:

Now we start all gather into a flower.

Larger petals cut the corner, which is turned 90 degrees, it is done so that the petals “lying” on the ground.

In the photo below you can see the petals before and after comparison.

Once cut angle, cut smear adhesive:

Glued to the top of the flower petals Based on opposite sides as shown. cutoff edge coincides with the edge of the circle.

Here is the back side:

Now we take the petals from the center and stick them in a circle on top of the orange by about 0.5 cm These petals do not we cut off, so they will not “lie” and “stay.”:

Yellow petals we prune, like orange. The angle of each petal I pasted between brown, slightly parting them. Possible between each, and it is possible in some places to pass, as you wish.

Now we proceed to the Middle, Middle, not only has the ornamental value but also hides the glued corners in the center. I sewed on the edge of yellow beads, and closer to the center of beige, clear, slightly golden tints.

Lay off midway aside and proceed to stalk. The green bar, before the end wire.

Now we make a green circle in the center of a cut in the form of a cross, about 2 mm. from the center of each side. Try not to hurt the orange fabric. Tightly fills synthetic padding to get a “cushion”. All sintepon should be inside.

Insert the stem into the hole, the green edge of the circle must be overlapping circular stalk. Green thread sews a secret seam around. To stalk he held fast and remained volumetric pad when sew retreating by about 0.5 cm to stem from a circle, those most circle on pulling the stem.

Paste the midway, the adhesive is applied to the entire surface of the circle.

That’s what we’ve got:

And here are more options for the color scheme: