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Project

Twisted Flower Kimono Pillow

Project Description

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. 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.

What you will need

  • Vintage silk from a Japanese Kimono

Q&A with Jenny Vestal

cave lady asked:
Your flowers have turned out great. Using the Kimono fabric.
Jenny Vestal answered:
Thank you!
Lebec Egirl asked:
Very cute !!! I like that you used different colored fabrics for your twisted flowers.
Jenny Vestal answered:
Thank you. The twisted flowers are so pretty, and there are so many variations that would be fun to try.
Soulesewist asked:
nice. I am thinking of making these with an organza or chiffon
Jenny Vestal answered:
That would be lovely, especially if you let the edges fray a bit!