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Twisted Flower Kimono Pillow

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Twisted flowers from Kimono Silk

Created in this Craftsy class

Sewing Texture taught by Vanessa Christenson

Whether you're making something new, or livening up something you love, ruffles, pleats, gathers and shirring are easy ways to add style and depth.

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Category Sewing
Type Home Decor
Style Romantic, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? Vintage silk from a Japanese Kimono

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What are you most proud of? I love how the color changes in the flower. I searched for parts of the kimono with a color gradation.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Do a couple of practice flowers, and draw a circle on your fabric to guide you in the first round. It's harder than you think to get it to come out in a true circle Also, on my last two I left about 1/2" of fabric when I cut the fabric at finishing. I like that effect, it kind of looks like a stamen. In addition, I made sure to tear my fabric into strips instead of cutting it, because I wanted the raw edged look.

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Very cute !!! I like that you used different colored fabrics for your twisted flowers.

05/09/2012 Flag

Thank you. The twisted flowers are so pretty, and there are so many variations that would be fun to try.

05/11/2012 Flag

Yes , i like it

05/18/2012 Flag

Beautiful flowers.

02/17/2013 Flag

nice. I am thinking of making these with an organza or chiffon

03/07/2013 Flag

That would be lovely, especially if you let the edges fray a bit!

03/08/2013 Flag

Wow. Would make great hair bows and accents for bags and purses!

09/21/2013 Flag