Fabrications – Sand In My Shoes (part two)

Batiks serve as the perfect fabrics for making these little flowers since they are tightly woven and quite colorful.

Once you have completed the free motion stitching on each of the circles, remove the Solvy from you hoop. Clip around each flower, leaving all the loose extended threads in place.

Circles Clipped from Solvy

Place each flower circle on a terry towel and spray with water to remove the Solvy. Spraying rather than soaking works well here because some of the melted Solvy remains in the fabric, adding a little stiffness to the bubbly texture.

Sprayed Circles

When you circles are semidry, center the small circles on top of the large circles. If you have used an assortment of colors, you may like to mix and match until you are pleased with the results.

Layered Flowers

Apply beads or buttons to embellish the flower centers. I used “tye dye” glass beads.

Tye Dye Beads

Take each flower and scrunch it into a little ball. Gently open the ball and shape it back into a flower.

Scrunched Flower

Allow to dry completely, and your flowers will be ready to add colorful embellishment wherever you place them.

Time Treasured


  1. Marian Pearce said,

    August 4, 2007 at 9:41 am

    Thanks for part 2 of the batik flowers done on Solvy. I loved making these last week and am now going to complete part 2. It’s made a lovely little touch.

    Thank you

    regards, Marian

  2. August 4, 2007 at 4:12 pm

    These are wonderful flowers! I plan to try your technique. Thanks for taking the time to share with us.

  3. August 7, 2007 at 1:58 pm

    Just got a new second hand Bernina in my house… I’ll be stitching away regularly now! I love all the things you make, thanks so much for sharing your ideas and techniques!

  4. August 18, 2007 at 7:25 pm

    These flowers are beautiful. I will have to try your technique.

  5. Carinemarie said,

    August 19, 2007 at 4:30 am

    It must be very pleasant to make these flowers.
    They are very beautiful and they add a something special there where needed it.

  6. August 23, 2007 at 6:06 am

    Fabulous idea. Thinking this will adapt to embellisher/needle punching as well with addition of freemotion and fabric pieces. Thanks for getting ideas flowing in this old head. Jane

  7. Diane said,

    August 17, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Being new to my Bernina 630 and new to this “blogging stuff”, I have a question; how do I find Part 1 of this and the next part to Pretty in Pink?


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