How To Make Die Cut Fabric Flowers Using Your Cuttlebug Cutting Machine
Everyone loves using die cut machines for all sorts of projects! And what everyone loves about the die cutting tools is that they are so easy to use and they make your crafts look FABULOUS!!, you can become a crafting master in a matter of minutes. So here is super simple way to make 3D die cut fabric flowers using the Cuttlebug and the Spellbinders Nestabilities Dahlia flower set. This is a beautiful project that is great for beginners and most importantly it can be completed using the easy to follow steps below.
Here’s what you will need:
- Cuttlebug cutting machine
- A,B & C plates
- A piece of cardboard or 2 (I used one from an old cereal box)
- Nestabilities or similar flower die sets
Here are some optional pieces of equipment you can use, but these are not necessary
- Fray Check
- Fabric glue
Make your Cuttlebug “sandwich” in this order from the bottom up:
2) die with cutting ridges facing up
4) “B” plate
5) cardboard or something to add a little more pressure on the die. This will make the image cut out more crisply
6) and finally your “C” plate
Cut the desired amount of images using the “sandwich recipe.” If your image wasn’t completely cut out, carefully use scissors to cut the the pieces that tried to hang on. Use Fray check around the edges if you are concerned about fraying. I happen to like the tattered look. Layer the flowers from big to small.
Fold the layered flowers in half and sew right at the fold using an overhand stitch.
Fold the flower in the opposite direction of the first row of stitches and sew the edge of the fold using the previous technique. Notice I used a little clip to keep the layers in place. These are very handy for this project.
Keep the flower folded as it was in the last step and use an overhand stitch to sew around the FIRST row of stitches. Make sure you are sewing through all of the layers. This pinches the center together just a little bit more to give the flower a little more dimension.
Open the flower up and boom. you’re finished!!
Sew on a button if you like. If making this for a young person, then just secure the button with lots of stitches and use fabric glue for extra security. Also, if your putting this flower on clothing, I would recommend gluing the flower onto the piece of clothing and sew using a lot of stitches. The last thing we would want is for a child to eat the button…or flower for that matter!! 🙂
These flowers are SO Ccute and can be used for any occasion for either you or your kids. I used two different fabrics on the other flower.
I hope this tutorial inspires you to make something beautiful! FYI: you can do the same thing using the Cricut. Just cut your images out using a 1/4 of an inch size difference for each layer.