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

Giveaway
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!

Enjoy!
Joan

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

  1. Angie — July 18, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    I love the Clover products- in fact, I went to a graduation party on Saturday and sat in the shade and made yo-yo’s. You’d be surprised to know how many people want to know what i am doing and how it works! I’d love to try the flower makers!

  2. Kathy — July 18, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    WOW! Those flowers look great. I love all my Clover Makers and will be on the lookout for this one in the stores. Thanks for the demo.

  3. Julie Kramer — July 18, 2011 @ 9:18 am

    I love clover…I have many of their yo-yo templates which i love to embellish on my lazy girl bags and like many of their other notions!

  4. Michele Bristoll — July 18, 2011 @ 9:18 am

    I love this product Thanks for introducing us to this inovative idea in enhancing all of our “Lazziness”!

  5. sumcoop — July 18, 2011 @ 9:22 am

    would love to learn how to do this…I love flowers and wouldn’t have to dig in the dirt to see them bloom! Here’s hoping!

  6. Diane — July 18, 2011 @ 9:22 am

    These are sooo cool! I have been loving all my yo-yo makers .. think them aside & try out the Kanzashi flowers :) thanks for the chance.

  7. Cindy B — July 18, 2011 @ 9:23 am

    I have all the Clover Yo Yo makers. My young granddaughter was watching me make yo yos one day and was beside herself wanting to use them. Her first yo yo was perfect (thank you Clover!) and she was off and running. She was so proud she did it herself. The big yo yo maker went right in her school bag so she could show her teacher and all her friends the magic yo yos. We spent priceless time together, her choosing the fabrics for her yo yos and me cutting. She’s older now and I know the flower makers will bring back the wide eyed wow look from her that I love so much! I know she’ll be choosing and I’ll be cutting again! Thanks for the opportunity to win these. Cindy B

  8. Kate Los — July 18, 2011 @ 9:23 am

    I LOVE the large pointed flower. I JUST saw these made out of silky-feeling Batiks at a street fair on Saturday, and wondered “How am *I* going to make THOSE :)” To win the whole set would be extra, extra special!

  9. Jean Baumert] — July 18, 2011 @ 9:23 am

    I have many of the clover tools. These look like they would be fun to make and to use.

  10. Mickey P — July 18, 2011 @ 9:25 am

    Another great idea from Clover. Not only are they great ideas, but very affordable also. Thanks for the chance to have another great tool..

  11. Ann Jones — July 18, 2011 @ 9:26 am

    Really cool! Nothing better than something that is beautiful as well as pretty!

  12. Janie Manus — July 18, 2011 @ 9:27 am

    I have the other Clover “makers” – the yo-yos and the flowers and I’ve used them a lot! I’ve not seen or heard of these makers before – they look amazing!! More flowers for my daughter’s dresses! And matching headbands. And our purses. Wow, I can just think of so many uses!!

  13. Barbara — July 18, 2011 @ 9:30 am

    These look like fun. Would love to try one out.

  14. Carol Morgan — July 18, 2011 @ 9:32 am

    I do love the Clover flowers and would love to make some.

  15. Cindy L.in Germany — July 18, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    I saw these mentioned somewhere a few weeks ago. (I thought it was here on your blog, but now I am wondering where I saw it, since I see this post) Well, I immediately did a google search for them and found the video demos to watch (gotta love the internet for learning about new things—especially when one lives overseas) Anyway, after watching the demo, I decided I had to have them. I have not yet ordered them, as I am hoping to come to the states on a visit in the next few months, and hope to get them while there. But now I just don’t know if I can wait that long though, as this renewed my desire to have them now rather than later. I have the yo-yo makers and love how they work, so I look forward to comparing the Kanzashi flower makers. I love to use things like this to make cute little things for my granddaughter–and of course, friends, too. :)

  16. Kathleen Sheridan — July 18, 2011 @ 9:33 am

    I love clover prouducts. clover is always on the leading edge of innovation. Their products have such well written directions that even the timid can be successful in using the product. I love the flowers. I can see them on my quilt.

  17. Sylvie — July 18, 2011 @ 9:34 am

    Clover?! Why did I not know about this before?? I’m ready to jump in my both hands after seeing your brief tutorial. Bring on the Clover gear!!

  18. Phyllis Stephenson — July 18, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    I have all the sizes of the Clover Yo Yo maker and love them! I used to make them by hand, never for long! Now I take them along with me and make a couple here and there. I have almost enough for a bed spread! Sooo pretty!
    I would love to have these flower makers, I can think of so many things to use these with.

  19. JACKIE — July 18, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    Yeah another fun tool for the sewing room, also a good scrap user upper !

  20. Sheri Lesh — July 18, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    What a great embellishment set!!!! I love adding those kinds of details to my projects. This kind of embellishment takes an ordinary finished item and sets it apart and gives a high end boutique look. Good job Clover!!!

  21. holli smith — July 18, 2011 @ 9:38 am

    I use Clover notions for all my crafting: sewing, knitting, crochet. They make the BEST crochet hooks! And since I am always trying to think of new places to add yo-yo’s (have almost all the makers) this would add so much. I wonder what a crocheted strip of fabric would look like using this?

  22. Anita — July 18, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    I love these flowers. Looks like lots of fun. Clover has done it again. They look great on your handbags. Can’t wait to make some myself.

  23. Cassy — July 18, 2011 @ 9:40 am

    Wow! I may become a flower follower with this new toy. Cute.

  24. Jane McKay — July 18, 2011 @ 9:40 am

    I haven’t used Clover yo- yo tools yet, but looks like I would love the flower tools.

  25. Pat F from MA — July 18, 2011 @ 9:40 am

    I love Clover! I actually have one of these but I want them all! Have you checked out their nice bag handles, zippers, markers, etc.?

  26. SusanV — July 18, 2011 @ 9:40 am

    I love the Clover line so much, I dream about it!

  27. Sarah — July 18, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    I love clover products. They are so practical and easy to use. The yo-yo’s are great fun and these flowers look like they’ll be fun to make. i could add some cute flowers to just about everthing I make.

  28. Diane — July 18, 2011 @ 9:47 am

    From…flower fill templates, sewing and quilting, yo-yo makers to the fantastic
    Kanzashi Flower Maker…Clover has it all!! Love their products and would love to win the Kanzashi Flower Makers to add to my collection!!

  29. Nancy — July 18, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    I love Clover as their products help me expand my creative side.

  30. Tonya — July 18, 2011 @ 9:48 am

    I love Clover to much, that I drove over an hour to get a yo yo maker. Seriously……….my small town offers nothing.

  31. Vanessa B — July 18, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    I <3 Clover craft products! A name I can always trust to do what it says for many yearss to come :-) Ive been adding flowers and yoyo's for years and can't wait to get my hands on some of these cuties, Thanks for a chance to win!!!

  32. PunkiePie (Jen) — July 18, 2011 @ 9:51 am

    I’ve been wanting to try these fabric flowers but hand sewing scared me. With the Clover makers, I’m SURE they are super easy! If I don’t win, I’ll be buying a few for myself for sure! Can’t wait to add a few flowers as a little something to all my bags!

  33. carrie — July 18, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    I <3 Clover! I've been using their bias tape makers for years, and they never disappoint! I've tried making kanzashi by hand and failed miserably, I would give it another go with these Clover tools!

  34. Delilah — July 18, 2011 @ 9:55 am

    thinking I could really have a lot of fun with these.

  35. Jean — July 18, 2011 @ 9:57 am

    How cute! I want to make some of these!

  36. Janette B. — July 18, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    I love all of the different kind of flowers. They would be great for any project. Thanks for sharing.

  37. Lori — July 18, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    This is so cute. Can’t wait to make some!

  38. Gill — July 18, 2011 @ 10:02 am

    These are gorgeous!
    I’d love to try making some flowers!
    Are they as much fun as the other Clover products??

  39. Jackie — July 18, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    I have been making my flowers one petal at a time. Folded flowers often take more fingers than the good Lord has provided me! SEW many flowers SEW many ideas!!!!

  40. Gina.S — July 18, 2011 @ 10:04 am

    I have the print you made the Margo in and now i think i need to make another Margo using that. The flowers would really be nice add on. Maybe as a key chain with the smaller flower, or zipper pull for the bag, or for a jacket….:)

  41. Kris Bolick — July 18, 2011 @ 10:06 am

    I love the new Clover Kanzashi Makers they make it so easy! Clover really knows how to make great tools!

  42. Ivy — July 18, 2011 @ 10:07 am

    Flowers are always a welcome addition to any craft I make. These look very simple to make and I would llike to share with friends and family. Way to go Clover and thanks Lazy Girl for the great give away.

  43. Nadine — July 18, 2011 @ 10:08 am

    Love all my clover products, another new product(s) on the market…grow clover grow!

  44. Mary Ellen Tardiff — July 18, 2011 @ 10:10 am

    Absolutely love the new flower templates!! If I don’t win them, I hope my local shops will stock them soon! This is the first I’ve seen them and they look fantastic! Nice touch to dress up any purse

  45. Sally G — July 18, 2011 @ 10:11 am

    Clover has so many great products.

  46. Eileen Caspers — July 18, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    I loved the yo-yo makers and this flower tool is perfect for what I have been looking for. I have 2 purses that I wanted make flowers for decoration and now I have access to a perfect tool.

  47. Ghee — July 18, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    I was so impressed with these. I have used the Yo Yo makers many times, but the endless possibilities for the flowers boggles the mind. How great!

  48. Mary Ann — July 18, 2011 @ 10:23 am

    I love all the Clover templates, projects come out great every time. Thanks for the chance to win the flower makers.

  49. Sindy Faddis — July 18, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    Wonder if I can make a Four Leaf Clover!!! Hahaha!!! No but really do love the Clover knitting needles and some of the other products a re amazing. Hope I win this flower maker as I would like to embellish my purses with the flowers. Of course now other ideas are floating through my mind…

  50. Liz A — July 18, 2011 @ 10:26 am

    Love these templates. I think Clover comes up with the best gadgets. I am going to be looking for these.

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