Tuesday, April 20, 2010

How to make a kanzashi flower

These are 2 ways of folding the fabric square, in order to obtain the original Kanzashi flower, and a pleated variation. The red folded petal is the pleated variation, whilst the green is the original. Here we go:

Take a 10 cm square. (can be any size you think you can handle, it also depends on the fabric structure)

Fold in half. Iron. This is the only fold that needs ironing.


Fold in half again, keep fold towards you.

Take the corner and fold it back to you, leaving it a bit aside so you have a pleat at about 2-3 mm from the point.




... the rest of the story is available on my website, http://quibi.ro/how-to-make-a-kanzashi-flower-cum-sa-faci-o-floare-kanzashi/
For the time being, it is only in Romanian language, but the photo's are quite self explanatory. Should the need arise (i.e. you as for it in a comment or something) I will make it in English too.

Have fun crafting! 


46 comments:

  1. Wow!!

    Thank you very much!!Great idea!!

    Kisses,

    Irina

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  2. Such beauties!! they are adorable...and the colours...yummy ;).And the "grumpy" is sweet, too .:)))
    Thanks for the tutorial, it's clear, perfect understandable and it's a must. A must try ;).

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    1. They are wonderful. I will make them just to look at, because they make me feel happy by only looking at them.

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  3. foarte frumos ce ai facut cu florile pe ce le-ai pus?

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  4. those are just beautiful fabric flowers, I just might have to give that lesson a try.

    Thanks for sharing

    Nana's Needle & Thread Quilts
    from GA

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  5. Just love the fabric flowers. Did you post a tutorial somewhere. I would love to try it sometime. Where do you get your fabrics from. You can send an email to arilopez_28@yahoo.com
    Thank you. And keep up your beautiful work.

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  6. Thank you very much for show how to make the flowers. Keep up with your beautiful work and generosity. Have a good day.

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  7. I was just at an Anime convention in Toledo Ohio and saw these flowers as pins and hairclips. I loved them but not able to afford. Found you tutorial and can't wait to get started. Thank you!

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  8. Thanks for the tutorial; I randomly stumbled upon this while looking for applique fabric petals. I'd like to try it sometime!

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  9. Just to say thank you

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  10. hERMOSASSSSSSSSS FLORES!!!!!! LAS VOY A INTENTAR HACER!!!!!! MIL GRACIAS X COMPARTIRLO!!!

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  11. Hermosas flores y tutorial.
    Gracias por compartir.
    Abrazos, Myrna

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  12. Fabulous flowers! Well done! And thank you for sharing it.

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  13. J' adore ce tutoriel, tes fleurs sont magnifiques

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  14. really nice work, I love it. Greetings Dietmut

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  15. Thank you so much for the easy instructions/pictures.. this sure helps a lot more!! Thanks!

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  16. Olá!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Muito linda esta flor de fuxico, eu adorava ser capaz de fazer, mas tem tantas dobras que............... talvez não. fiquei a segui-la pois adoro fuxicos.
    Um Abraço:
    Cecília Campos

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  17. This is WONDERFUL!!! I just love flowers and have tried to crochet some to no avail!!!! You have made this look so easy..... I'm going to try it this weekend!!! Thank you very much!!!!! :). Happy sewing!!!!!

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  18. This flowers are wonderful, änd easy to do, it`s look ëasy to do






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  19. Rox,
    I really liked your tutorial.
    You explained it well.
    Now, I can do the flowers.
    Thank you!!!!

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  20. Thanks for this tutorial, your flowers are beautiful and thanks to your hubby for taking such wonderful photos of each step.

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  21. Wow!: These flowers are wonderful!.
    Thank you very much for sharing the tutorial.

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  22. Always looking for something diffrent to make. So glad i found your flowers. Thank you so much!
    I will be watching for your project ideas.

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  23. Tudo muito lindo!!! Amei seu blog, faço artesanato também, mas adorei o teu trabalho BEIJOS!!!

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  24. Excelente!!!! Obrigada!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. Thank you for lesson. Is beautiful flower.

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  26. Muy Bellos y muy bien explicado

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  27. My next project, love it!

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  28. To all of you, thank you for passing by and using the knowledge I tried to share :)

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  29. lovely flowers great photo,s thank,s for idea,

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  30. great tutorial, thank you

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  31. Que lindas que son,y cuando se les toma la mano no son tan difíciles como pareciera. Te felicito por tu habilidad. Saludos desde Buenos Aires.

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  32. Thank you. Now I know what to do with the smaller pieces in my stash.

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  33. Very helpful thank you for sharing

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  34. Thanks so much for this excellent tutorial! I used it to make the flowers for my Summer Flower Garland on somuchtomake.blogspot.com. I included a link to this post. :)

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  35. hi rox,
    i found you from "so much to make blog" and would love for you share this tutorial to my blog and be my SuperBlogger, i really find this very helpful and would love for my readers to learn from this as well...
    the link is http://homefor4sweethome.blogspot.com/p/be-featured.html for more details or email me at homefor4sweethome@gmail.com if you have any questions, thanks!

    huggies♥
    rea

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  36. ¡Gracias por compartir el tutorial! :)
    Un saludo,
    MISoRu
    http://misoruartesanal.blogspot.com/

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  37. Woow..i'm verry glad to see n know you blog..

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  38. thank God i found your blog...great tutorial,love to see that working space too...
    salute

    fei

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