Giveaway: Clover Kanzashi Flower Makers, Add a Flower to Your Purse

Lazies, Look at this gorgeous flower I made! I finally got a chance to play with the new Kanzashi Flower Makers from Clover Needlecraft. Here’s my first flower! It was easy and fun to make. Clover has done for flowers what they did for Yo-Yo’s a few years ago – made them easy and successful. Read on, then enter below to win a set of all six Kanzashi Flower Makers from Clover Needlecraft.

Here’s the flower in place on my Margo Handbag. I used the ‘Habitat’ line from Benartex in the aqua colorway. The black/tan colorway is fantastic, too.

Margo Handbag LGD127, shown in Habitat fabric from Benartex.

Clover offers three petal shapes in two sizes each for six total products. I used the large square purple one. You can make a flower from one Maker or mix and match using different petals on the same flower. Check out all six of the Kanzashi Flower Makers at Clover’s website here.

What I Like
I love that the Kanzashi Flower Maker will make each petal the same size – ah, perfection! The Maker is a template, too. Fold the fabric and insert, then trim anything that sticks out around the sides.

They are easy to make
Really, really easy. Fold the fabric and place it in the Maker. Fold the Maker and snap closed. Trim excess fabric. Stitch in/out. Open the Maker and pull the thread. Done!

It’s a portable project
I can pack supplies and take them with me. I love that!

I can make as many petals as I want/need
There are no rules here. I used a plaid fabric fabric and really had no idea what it would look like when in petal form. With the first petal, I knew I liked where it was going. The next question was whether to make a lot of petals or a few, for a tight busy flower, or a softer looking flower. I simply stopped here and there and judged as I went.

Make one petal at a time and slide it down the thread with the others.

Taking shape! This is actually the back side of the petal shown above.

Here’s the front side of this petal style shown above. Nice to look good coming or going.

All the pretty petals in their place.

Finishing the flower
Add a decorative accent to finish the center. I poked a scrap of fabric through the center hole from the back side, then secured and tufted it with a few stitches. Use a button or yo-yo if you like. Add a pin clasp to the back and you’re ready to go. This flower finishes at 3″ across. Each package shows the full size flower that can be made from that Maker.

Video Demo
Clover offers two video demonstrations for the Kanzashi Flower Makers here: Clover Kanzashi Flower Makers

Both videos offer great tips and how-to’s and are worth viewing. For more ideas, check out Diane Gilleland’s book Kanzashi in Bloom: 20 Simple Fold-and-Sew Projects to Wear and Give

Clover Needlecraft is generously offering a set of all six Kanzashi Flower Makers to one lucky Lazy Girl. You know I love Clover. To enter this giveaway, leave one comment below telling me how much you love Clover. I’ll pick my favorite, so get creative. You have until 10PM EST on Friday July 22, 2011 to enter. Simple as that!! I’ll contact the winner directly.

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Update 7/24/11: This giveaway is closed. Pat Land was selected as the winner. Thank you everyone for joining in on the fun!


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475 Responses to “Giveaway: Clover Kanzashi Flower Makers, Add a Flower to Your Purse”

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  1. Connie — July 25, 2011 @ 9:21 am

    I believe I own every clover product made!!!! Wonderful products!!

  2. Jeanne Jones — July 25, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    I love the Clover Yo-Yo makers. I just used one to make 85 Yo-Yos for a project.
    I have a butterfly maker and a flower maker. So much fun and so easy.

  3. Susannah Wollman — July 25, 2011 @ 1:05 pm

    Oh, my, oh, my! And hopefully, oh MINE!!!

  4. Jacky — July 25, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

    These flower makers look great! I would love to try them. They have unlimited possibilities.

  5. nellie — July 25, 2011 @ 1:33 pm

    i love to collect all the flower templates in all different styles ,wonderful for my bags and for grand daugtherrs as hair pins great idea clover

  6. Garnie — July 25, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

    I have so many ideas for using this flower maker. I can’t wait to get started. Look out, ladies, I’ve already claimed it! Positive thinking….

  7. Angela L. — July 25, 2011 @ 5:56 pm

    I love the new tools! However, every time I have seen a Kansashi flower it was flipped around the other way. Yours looks like it’s maybe backwards? I still think it looks neat so maybe you did that on purpose! Keep the great ideas flowing!!

  8. SONJA — July 25, 2011 @ 11:10 pm

    This is an exciting take on flower making.

  9. Joyce Finch — July 26, 2011 @ 12:15 am

    Looks like a very clever way to make flowers. Love the website.

  10. Rae G — July 26, 2011 @ 1:10 am

    Wow, now I can really try it, not so intimidating as when it was in the book!

  11. Carol Stevenson — July 29, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

    Wow. That is really cute. My mind is going a hundred miles a minute thinking of all the ways that I can use those. Guess I’d better get a job to help pay for my habit.

  12. Valerie Guthrie — August 4, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    I would love to make a whole garden of these beautiful flowers. I can picture a 3 dimensional garden quilt, can you?

  13. Leslie — August 4, 2011 @ 4:45 pm

    (singing) I’d put flowers in my hair, I’d have flowers everywhere…

  14. Judy Piotrowski — August 4, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

    Clover has done it again–yet anther fun creative tool to add to my sewing pleasure.

  15. Mary Ellen Tardiff — August 4, 2011 @ 11:35 pm

    Hi! I’d love to win the flower design thingie. I love adding flowers! Thanks for the chance!!

  16. Judy Morin — August 5, 2011 @ 6:25 am

    Didn’t realize how many Clover products I have and love. The rose maker and the bias maker are probably the two I use most often, but some of the others are a close second. Love them all.

  17. Miz Daizy — August 8, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    For the lazy Miz Daizy, this is a must!!!

  18. Sandee Scofield — August 29, 2011 @ 10:27 am

    I can think of so many good ideas to spruce up bags with one of these. Good idea.

  19. Carol — August 29, 2011 @ 6:27 pm

    what an amazing product, I have never seen anything like them, I so want to try them, will be searching stores around here to find them, thanks for showing me these !!!

  20. Diana — July 9, 2012 @ 10:38 pm

    Pick a flower, pick a pair or pick a whole bouquet: Clover is the best friend a fiber gardener can have.

  21. Judith Iocco — July 12, 2012 @ 12:08 am

    I got to try one at my county fair. I have been wanting to make more and teach my granddaughter how to make them.

  22. priya — July 19, 2012 @ 7:31 am

    its vry nice and intresting will apply on our home product.

  23. Inmozhi Arnold — January 4, 2014 @ 10:31 pm

    I like very much Kanzashi. Flower.These types of flowers are very different.
    Kanzashi Flower makers are useful things.


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