Monday, 7 November 2011

Trish's Rosette Tutorial

I have great pleasure today in introducing you to Trish from Two Peas in a Pod. She has some wonderful tutorials and sewing patterns on her site and recently started an on-line sewing class. Today she is sharing one of her tutorials with us AND very generously offering a give-away for one reader of this blog. Thank you Trish.

My name is Trish and I'm an admitted paper crafter wanna-be. Really. I have friends who absolutely are awesome and create the most amazing things. Cards, smash books, multi-media pages. I dabble here and there. I look in awe mostly.

What I do a lot of is sew. And sew. And sew. Maybe some of you sew too? Maybe some of my sewing can help you in your paper crafting. Here's how...

I am the mother of 3 girls. We wear a lot of ruffles and flowers and pink in this house. I adore making handmade flowers for my girls to wear on their sweaters or in their hair. And you know what? They would be an awesome addition to your paper crafting.

Here's a quick video tutorial on making your own rolled rosettes. To make them lay better on your pages, try making your fabric strips thinner, no more than 1/2" and twist the fabric. That should help you build your flower more flat so that it lays nice. I love to add buttons and other vintage jewelry findings to the top of my flowers. They take a wee bit of practice but after a few tries, they are really easy and you'll be completely addicted to making these for all kinds of things!

AND, Trish is very generously offering one Toucan Scraps Tutorials reader a free class registration for one of her on-line sewing classes.

Everyone who comments on this post before Sun 20th Nov will be eligible for the prize draw.


  1. Sign me up..thanx...glad I found your web page

  2. Those flowers look really good :) may have a go at them, thanks for the tutorisl.

  3. Ooh these look lovely, going to have to make one now and fix it to one of my cards. Thanks for the inspiration. Diane xx

  4. How fun! Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. Angela,

    I'm a sucker for anything made with fabric. The idea of a free sewing class sounds like heaven and those flowers are aDORaBLE!

  6. Thanks for featuring this fun project. I believe it is a must try project!

  7. This is so new to me. Thanks for the tutorial.

  8. The flowers are beautiful! Learning how to sew is something I've always wanted to do, but never had time. A class sounds great! Thanks for the tutorial!


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