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Saturdays with Sally!

by Sally Traidman June 15, 2019 11 Comments

What’s better than anything? Getting to play with Hero Arts products and making things! Welcome to my new world of Saturdays with Sally. I am here to inspire you with all kinds of new ideas. I repurpose, I create and just plain have FUN with all my favorite Hero stamps, dies and supplies! I try to get the most out of products and often think outside the box - or outside the stamp and die lines. After all, “What’s old, is new again!”

I love to make small projects that I can work on in front of the TV or while on vacation. So I went through the Hero catalog to find some dies that would make great fabric flowers. We made them on the front of the 2011 cover and it's always been one of my favorite projects, so I thought it was time to stitch up some more!

That year we used large flower stamps. This time I wanted to use dies. BUT, there was a problem. There were no large flower dies that would work. SOOOOOOO, I tried using the Nesting Clouds Infinity Dies for the petals and the Ornaments Infinity Dies for the leaf. PERFECTION! Who knew a cloud die would make a great flower?!

So let’s make this already!

You can use any fabric scraps or felt. The die will cut one or two layers depending on the thickness of the material. For one flower, cut 2 large petals (wrong sides together) and 2 small petals. Then cut 2 leaves. Hand stitch them together with embroidery floss or pearl cotton. (You can also stitch them together with a sewing machine, but that isn’t easy when sitting on a sofa watching Netflix!) Before you make the last few stitches, cut up an old dryer sheet and put it in each petal for a little fullness. If you are using felt, it isn’t necessary.

For the centers, use decorative stitching or buttons, or other findings. Assemble the 2 petals and leaf and attach a pin backing with thread or fabric glue. After you have made one, you will think of all kinds of twists and variations. Don’t worry about any frayed edges… it’s the shabby chic look and my old pins still look great.

So, give this a try and let me see your creations. If you're on Instagram, post with #herofabricflowers so I can take a look! Or leave a link here in the comments.

CAUTION: This is addicting!!!

Happy Saturday!





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11 Responses

Jeanne
Jeanne

June 17, 2019

Oh I can’t wait to try these… Just going to love them you can use them on junk journals.

ReNae Allen
ReNae Allen

June 16, 2019

Sally, this was one of my favorites from back in the day! I still have this catalog and refer to it often for inspiration and just to make me feel happy! I enjoyed your article, You reminded me that if we get out some of our old products and apply some of the new techniques, we can really stretch our supplies!
So thank you!

Nadine
Nadine

June 16, 2019

so darn cute…great idea…thank you.

Lin Brandyberry
Lin Brandyberry

June 15, 2019

I loved them then and I love them now! Delighted to see your work here again, Sally!

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

June 15, 2019

I’ll be making some of
these for a craft project
at our family reunion!
Thanks for the idea.
Carla from Utah

Alice
Alice

June 15, 2019

Charming and Genius, thanks for sharing this tutorial

Karen F.
Karen F.

June 15, 2019

What a great idea! Living in the desert, hats are always a must in the summer and these will be a wonderful way to dress up my various hats to color coordinate especially with sun dresses! Thanks Sally!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday

June 15, 2019

Ooh these are fantastic!! What a lovely idea! :)

Maureen E. Chandler
Maureen E. Chandler

June 15, 2019

These are so cool – what a great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing this project!!!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.

June 15, 2019

What a fabulous idea Sally!

Henriétte
Henriétte

June 15, 2019

Gorgeous Sally, it isn’t something I would make but I love the idea and the outcome of it.
Thank you so much for sharing and have a great weekend.