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. Ingrid — July 18, 2011 @ 8:11 am

    This is so cool! What a neat way to spice up my sewing and scrapbook projects! I own lots of Clover products, and they always seem to come up with innovative tools for my sewing and crafting. Can’t lose with anything from Clover!!

  2. Sharon — July 18, 2011 @ 8:14 am

    Love the clover makers. I have been looking for the flower ones Have not found them yet.
    I will by them as soon as I see them. Joan Love your flower. Gives me a lot of ides as how to use them.

  3. Anne — July 18, 2011 @ 8:19 am

    These are really neat and the flower looks great on the bag! I love the way Clover makes everything it ‘touches’ so much easier, from tambour beading to yoyos, and now these!

  4. Jodie Hanzelka — July 18, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    What a fun project! Bloom where the Clover grows!

  5. Laura J. — July 18, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    Would love to try these new flower templates. Clover is the BEST!

  6. Sheryl — July 18, 2011 @ 8:21 am

    Purchased one of the flower makers a while back. Now seeing this makes me want to make some:)!

  7. Judi — July 18, 2011 @ 8:21 am

    These were showcased at a Notion Commotion done at my LQS. following Quilt Market.
    They turned out amazing . They seemed to be so easy to make and added just the right touch to whatever they were added to.

  8. Kathy Cookson — July 18, 2011 @ 8:21 am

    I saw a demo of these on line, they look like sooo much fun!

  9. Mary Dixon — July 18, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    Clover knitting needles are all I am using in the last…..can’t think that far back. The knitting needles that are “softer” and quiet. There is no finish to wear off like some of the cheapo metal needles. Plus….the cats loved them. It wouldn’t make me too happy since the cats would just chew them up. Good thing the double pointed ones had five in a set or…..I woud have …..never mind. Four needles was enough and I calmed down.

    There is the needle threader thing I had somewhere and like to use a lot when I was doing hand quilting. (Where did that thing go? It’s so tiny.)

    Bottom line? When I need “stuff” the first brand that gets my attention is Clover. Now the flower making things are a new toy…er….business tool?….I “need”.

  10. Marilyn R — July 18, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    Clover is awesome. I bought the yo yo maker last year and my daughter used it to make hanging yo yos for her room. I can only imagine what she would do with this.

  11. Lynn S — July 18, 2011 @ 8:26 am

    What a clever accessory tool. This would look good on jackets, purses, totes, and even gym shoes or flip flops with the proper backing. Flower ideas would be endless. A great new product, again, from Clover.

  12. Stephanie Novatski — July 18, 2011 @ 8:27 am

    I love fabric flowers and add them to my purses and dolls! These look spectacular. I have many of the Clover sewing aids including the yoyo makers, the flower frill and the needle felting items, but have been lusting after these – they are not in any shops near me yet!

  13. Ruth Root — July 18, 2011 @ 8:28 am

    I love my Clover ‘tools’, especially the Yoyo makers. All their products are easy to learn to use and always give consistent results.

  14. Connie — July 18, 2011 @ 8:29 am

    Wow, these are really neat! I just finished working on my 2nd purse and it would be so much fun to add a flower to it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. Carol Kohlscheen — July 18, 2011 @ 8:29 am

    I love anything with the Clover name, from the quilting needles, to the bias makers, to my favorite seam ripper(one in every area I work) and the most useful awl/stilletto. They are make to fit your hand with such comfort and made to last forever. I always look what Clover has to offer before buying my tools and notions. Keep up the good work, you make many Ladies happy.

  16. Linda L. Davis — July 18, 2011 @ 8:29 am

    I love flowers and would love to have the option of making different sizes and styles. These clover forms are the perfect way to do it.

  17. Sarah Bearup-Neal — July 18, 2011 @ 8:29 am

    I bought four of Clover’s yo-yo making devices and have had a blast. Now, the Flower Makers are a must-have for my tool chest. Both of these devices offer artists an myriad of creative opportunities. Great new tools.

  18. Arlene — July 18, 2011 @ 8:31 am

    I love to make flowers for name tags, this is someting I want to try.

  19. Sandy Stephens — July 18, 2011 @ 8:31 am

    WOW Joan! When I saw the flower that you made for your purse, I knew I had to try to find the flower makers and try them myself! We don’t have many places in our small town to buy them, so will hav e to wait until I go to the mall and try there. LOVED the flower though. CLOVER makes the best items!! Would be GREAT to win all 6 of the flowers! Love the MARGO BAG!!!

  20. Debbie — July 18, 2011 @ 8:31 am

    I have all the Clover Yo-Yo makers and have used them often. Local TV anchors have been wearing flowers on their outfits… and I have been thinking my granddaughters would like a flower on their outfits or in their hair….. but I hadn’t figured out how to make the flowers So now I know…. can’t wait to get some… if I don’t win I will be ordering….

  21. Joyce Gable — July 18, 2011 @ 8:38 am

    Where have all the clovers gone? They’ve ran to Lazy Girl to help with the new Kanzashi Flower Makers giveaway. As always, Lazy Girl has the best things for those of us who are in need. Adding these to my sewing accessories would be a treat. Go Clover and Lazy Girl.

  22. Deb Frey — July 18, 2011 @ 8:38 am

    I love, love Clover notions. After many years of sewing I have many Clover products, they last a lifetime. Now this flower maker has to be about the most clever idea yet, who would think something like this would make this beautiful fower. I need to go find this and make up some flowers for the purses I make. Keep on coming up with the great notions, I will keep buying.

  23. Marion O — July 18, 2011 @ 8:39 am

    I have lots of Clover products and love them all, especially the yo-yo makers. Would really love to add these flower makers to my Clover collection.

  24. Nancy Hughson — July 18, 2011 @ 8:41 am

    Another great use for scrap fabrics!

  25. Mary Anne — July 18, 2011 @ 8:41 am

    What can I say? Clover is the best! I like to have a yoyo maker with me for an easy hand project to do while waiting……

  26. Denise — July 18, 2011 @ 8:44 am

    I love Clover tools, I have all the yoyo makers… Even the butterfly! I taught a class on making these flowers the cut and fold way, but this is SO much better! Thanks to you and Clover for the chance!

  27. Donna — July 18, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    Lovely flowers to bring joy whereever they bloom….Clove…the only way to go:)!!

  28. Sally D — July 18, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    Love it, love it, love it. I have been trying to make flowers for years and it was always putsy and they came out crooked. This will make it a breeze!

  29. Margaret Brantley — July 18, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    Flower making is so much fun. I’d love to have these Clover flower makers to add flowers to all my Lazy Girl purses. ~Margaret

  30. Vickie Yanik — July 18, 2011 @ 8:46 am

    This would be perfect for the Margo Handbag that I am just about finished making. It needs something to jazz it up…the Kanzashi Flower Maker would be perfect and I have a button that would look great in the center of the flower. Win it or not (hope I do) I will be getting one of these.

  31. Annette — July 18, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    I would love to try out this new tool. It makes a cute flower to use on lots of things.

  32. Linda — July 18, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    good morning! My favorite bag–the Margo–along with a beautiful flower! It just doesn’t get any better! I love both Clover products and Lazy Girl, so this combo is just perfect for me! MN has a statewide shop hop coming up soon; I’ve added this product to my shopping list! Thanks for showing how easy it is to do this! BTW, do you have directions on how to do the one fabric Margo? I LOVE that look! Thanks, and hoping I win!

  33. Claire Greene — July 18, 2011 @ 8:48 am

    I love the Clover tools! have all of the Yo Yo tools and would love to win this!

  34. Carylynne — July 18, 2011 @ 8:50 am

    Clover makes the best tools and they have been around so long!! They just keep coming up with better and better stuff! These flowers are soooo sweet! I want them all:) Thanks for offering this giveaway!

  35. Ann — July 18, 2011 @ 8:52 am

    I really could really use some flowers that don’t need watering, fertilizing, and weeding in the heat this summer!! I use and love Clovers yo-yo makers and look forward to trying their flower makers.

  36. Erica — July 18, 2011 @ 8:52 am

    I own lots of Clover products, their seam ripper is one of the best, and I use the tape makers all the time. I haven’t bought the yo-yo maker, and this is the first I have seen of the flower makers. Would love to win them.

  37. Judi Fischer — July 18, 2011 @ 8:52 am

    Wow – As a new quilter, there are so many things I want to try – and now this! WOW, I can think of a million ways to use these. I’ll have flowers all over my house when I buy these. Thanks for a chance to win!

  38. Kathy — July 18, 2011 @ 8:54 am

    I have been eyeing these flower makers but haven’t purchased one yet. After seeing this post I will be purchasing one today! And…just as a side note, over the weekend I was cleaning out some sewing supplies left to me by my precious Grama who taught me how to sew at age 9. Guess what? Her sewing basket was filled with Clover products – just goes to show you, you can’t improve on something that is already great!

  39. Angie — July 18, 2011 @ 8:54 am

    I love clover products because it has made it easier for me to teach my daughters to do things, my youngest daughter decided that she wanted to do some thing and loved the yo yo so much she dove into my scraps and played till she used up alot of them making yoyo’s
    Now she can take her yoyos and decorate her around town bag and if we get the flower makers she will have even more fun doing things for her bags or for her hair.

  40. Eldonna — July 18, 2011 @ 8:58 am

    Love the flowers and want to make me some! Thanks Clover for akk you do to make our fun fast, easy, and beautiful! Love the yo-yo maker, it works so well.

  41. Noel Payton — July 18, 2011 @ 8:59 am

    What a great new flower! I’ve just started working on a Lazy Girl purse that I’ve wanted to make forever and have started by choosing my fabrics and tools. Since I knew I want flowers, I already have my Clover bias tape maker and my Clover yo-yo makers out. But this new Clover flower would really finish off my purse with the look I want! Even if I don’t win I plan on purchasing three sets – one for me and two for two of my sewing buddies!!!

  42. Janet — July 18, 2011 @ 8:59 am

    These sound like lots of fun!

  43. Pam — July 18, 2011 @ 9:03 am

    I have several Clover products and love them all. It would be hard to pick a favorite. I’d love to have the flower makers to make flowers for purses, grand-daughter’s clothes, and hair clips. It looks like they have really made flower making SO easy!

  44. Linda Nelson — July 18, 2011 @ 9:04 am

    I have used Clover Yo Yo makers, and they are great! I can only imagine how wonderful these flower makers are. I know Clover does a great job with their little gadgets!

  45. Jan — July 18, 2011 @ 9:05 am

    Everything I have gotten from Clover from knitting needles to their leather thimble have been made with quality and with the artisan in mind. I think they rock.

  46. Janice — July 18, 2011 @ 9:06 am

    Clover makes it so easy to accessorize! Great idea as I have the pattern and fabric to make the Margo purse!

  47. Arlene Caterino — July 18, 2011 @ 9:06 am

    What a neat way to add a pretty flower to a purse or jacket. I have the Clover Yo Yo maker & it is very easy to use. Their tools are great.

  48. Kathe G — July 18, 2011 @ 9:07 am

    I have 3 of the yo-yo makers from Clover and just LOVE them. I always thought a yo-yo was kind of neat but there was no way I knew I would be able to make them (walking and chewing gum at the same time syndrome) but their yo-yo makers make it almost addicting. And they are not just for making yo-yos. I have found many other uses for them. Can’t wait to start working on the flowers. Such a smart company and whomever who came up with these ideas. Thanks for the giveaway.

  49. Joan Thomas — July 18, 2011 @ 9:11 am

    This would be a great way to add some embellishment to a challenge quilt I am working on.

  50. Anna-Laura — July 18, 2011 @ 9:15 am

    I love Clover products! They last forever. Each tool comes with complete instructions and always does what it says it will. I could go crazy making flowers (for purses, totes, pillows, coverlets, picture frame accents) with these gadgets. Happy crafting!