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. Mardell — July 18, 2011 @ 10:26 am

    This innovative tool adds a bit of whimsey to a great bag. I see many possibliities for using this tool to make floral accessories for home dec, bags, clothing and even headbands. Great find and those foks at Clover really make great tools. What will they think of next!

  2. Oceanpeg — July 18, 2011 @ 10:27 am

    They would be cute on some of the dresses I’m making to send to the disasterious Joplin KS area for the Joplin First Day Project using Simplicity’s 2228, 2483 and McCalls M6154 for young ladies that is being headed by Lezette Thomason at the Children’s Corner and coordinated by Sue Stewart.. More info at: http://www.childrenscornerinc.com. I found out about same through ASG.

  3. Lisa L — July 18, 2011 @ 10:28 am

    Clover loves me, Clover loves me not, Clover loves me, Clover loves me not, Clover LOVES me!! And that is why they have made us these great flower makers!! I would LOVE to win these beautiful Clover flowers!!

    Lisa

  4. sylvia p — July 18, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    this is t,too,two,2, cute. keep up the good work. this will be nince to make for womens day at my church.

  5. Meredith — July 18, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    I’ve recently been introduced and mesmerized by the making of all types of fabric/ribbon flowers and this would be a great addition to that genre. Many of my friends are “gob smacked” that I am actually making them!

  6. JackieS — July 18, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    I have been looking for items to spruce up my finished projects. Looks like Clover has products to do just that. Would love to try them all.

  7. Nancy — July 18, 2011 @ 10:32 am

    I love CLOVER. These newest tools to make the flowers is like getting a 4-leaf CLOVER! It is a very happy thing to be able to use them so easily and get such great results. That is what CLOVER has done for us. Great tools and great results.

    Thank you CLOVER!

  8. Torey — July 18, 2011 @ 10:35 am

    Love these cute flower makers. Had seen these flowers in a magazine a year or so ago and loved the look but they looked way too complicated! Thanks Clover for making them easy!

  9. Bev S. — July 18, 2011 @ 10:38 am

    I’ve made these the old fashioned way. The new Clover makers would sure speed up my projects. Thanks for a great giveaway.

  10. Susan — July 18, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    Clover is a brand that you can trust to deliver. I am looking forward to the flowers that will adorn my grand daughters hair from a Clover flower maker.

  11. Cindi — July 18, 2011 @ 10:44 am

    Love this new product! Will probably like it even more that the Yo-Yo templates I have and I have them all!!!! I have been making flowers to go on the little crocheted hats and headbands for babes and toddlers. This new flower template will make a great additional and change to the assortment I can provide to sell at craft fairs. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

  12. Keri F. — July 18, 2011 @ 10:47 am

    Wow! It’s as if quilting & gardening got “married” and had babies…the cutest ones ever. I want to try the flower maker and put those darling flowers on a bunco banner, and one can go ony my guest hand towel in the bathroom…and on the wine bags I’m making for Christmas for my girlfriends. Thx Clover!

  13. lilavilasini — July 18, 2011 @ 10:50 am

    HI i think i am most unfortuante as i have tried to get these for some time but clover dont ship things to ITALY… I am doomed… still I loved to see your porjects that you are using them for maybe one day Italy will become alittle more easier to send to…
    I hope all of you will put up some pictures of your projects using these clover items..
    Great Idea and wishing the winner all the best and whoever wins has to put up a picture after using it….!!!!
    ;-)))))

  14. maureen mcgraw — July 18, 2011 @ 10:50 am

    Another fabulous Clover product. As usual very unique and innovative.I didn’t think they could top the Yoyo makers, but they have. Thanks so for sharing the tutorial.
    Maureen

  15. Tabitha O. — July 18, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    You don’t have to go searching through ‘fields’ of sewing supplies Clover makes you feel lucky every time you pick one up!

  16. Deb H. — July 18, 2011 @ 10:57 am

    I love making flowers….but this makes it so much easier. Would love so much to win this set of Clover flower makers!! Thank you so much for the great give-a-way!!! ;-)

  17. Susan Brooks — July 18, 2011 @ 10:57 am

    I’ve been looking for these since I read about them! Love all the designs.
    Clove always makes reliable products. I use a lot of tools from Clover, and the needle threader is very helpful.

  18. Kieran — July 18, 2011 @ 10:58 am

    When I was knitting I loved their needles now I’m discovering how many other wonderful
    Tools and aids they have. I have been interested in trying kanzashi for a while now but a bit intimidated by the process. These would make it a lot easier.

    I grow white clover in my garden, as it is a wonderful aid to keeping nitrogen in the soil and repels bug. Many American Indian tribes used it as a medicine, some for the common cold.

    Yesterday we went to a nice little cafe called Clover which serves yummy vegan fare and on top of that, *all* of their trash (including cups, utensils) is compostable! I will definitely be returning to them!

    For me, clover means good things. Is there anything clover can’t do?! =)

  19. Therese — July 18, 2011 @ 11:00 am

    I love anyone who makes my life easier, and more beautiful. Anyone can have my kingdom – including the stove, frig, and anything else that needs cleaned.

    I’ll be with my stash, making something easy and beautiful and won’t even notice!

    The clover flowers are perfect for purses and totes, a vase of flowers on a wall hanging, a ‘corsage’, and maybe a garland just for fun!

    Thanks for introducing me to this new product. Clover is clever!

  20. Diana Haas — July 18, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    I love Clover’s water soluable marking pencils and I would love to win to use to decorate my Margo bags. Thanks!

  21. Valerie Rothert — July 18, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    Wow, what cool flowers. A fantastic idea to use up scraps of fabric!

  22. Sandy — July 18, 2011 @ 11:07 am

    I love every gadget clover makes. I have every size and yo yo shape maker and will need all of the flower shapes. Never know what I may create with so many awesome options. Thank you Clover for all your great tools.

  23. Pam — July 18, 2011 @ 11:12 am

    Making flowers using clover products is so easy and flowers are such a great accent to the handbags!!

  24. Sue P — July 18, 2011 @ 11:13 am

    I <3 Clover. I always look for their products both locally and at quilt shows and buy whatever they male that I don't have because I know their products work and last. There aren't a lot of companies that are as reliable as Clover. They always make me feel like a Lucky Girl when at heart I'm a Lazy Girl.

  25. Margie Veon — July 18, 2011 @ 11:17 am

    I have always loved Clover products as one can couont on them to be well made -they stay sharp if needed-the pins pierce well-and they seem to constantly come up with new and interesting “must have” products!

  26. Lisa Barber — July 18, 2011 @ 11:19 am

    Thank you Clover for easy way to make flowers. You have done it again!! Another way to use up scraps of fabric!! I love all of your sewing notions. Keep up the great work!!!!!!

  27. Mary — July 18, 2011 @ 11:20 am

    The step-by-step directions are really helpful and very inspiring! I can’t wait to try it for myself becasue it looks too easy and the results are stunning. I have enjoyed all sizes of the Clover yo-yo makers and know this will be just as much fun. Thank you for the generous offer of the giveway.

  28. Sharon — July 18, 2011 @ 11:25 am

    Wow! Are these ever cute. Clover really makes the best stuff. I’d be lost without their perfect stitch ripper. I’ve never tried their templates – but now I’m really tempted! Looks like the perfect fiddle free way to major cuteness!

  29. Deb — July 18, 2011 @ 11:30 am

    This is another great portable project from Clover. The possibilities are endless.

  30. Jenifer F — July 18, 2011 @ 11:30 am

    It looks like fun to make those flowers. Clover makes great products thank you for doing this giveaway. Since I can’t find the makers here in the stores yet!

  31. Kathy Glaves — July 18, 2011 @ 11:33 am

    I love my Clover gadgets!! It puts “girly” into my life in a male household! I love these flower makers and will spread the blooms with my first little girls, my granddaughters!

  32. Terry — July 18, 2011 @ 11:37 am

    Love This!! We can’t have enough Flowers!!!

  33. MICHEL BURKHART — July 18, 2011 @ 11:41 am

    i love clover products, they hold up well and turn what to me would be a daunting project by hand, into something easy and georgeous. when i first saw those flower i thought what a great project to make decorations to put on my foster dogs collars for adoption events so they stand out in the crowd!

  34. Katrina — July 18, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    Love Clover….love the new flowers, it would be nice to receive just one….

  35. Vicki Pless — July 18, 2011 @ 11:44 am

    I’ve only discovered Clover just today…. sewing & fabric are my passion….. so, I KNOW I’m going to LOVE Clover!!!!

  36. Dorothy S. — July 18, 2011 @ 11:44 am

    I have the yo yo makers and would love to learn how to make flowers to add to my creations.

  37. Jodi — July 18, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    OMG these are gorgeous, I love the Clover flower products and have been playing with them and this one would be a nice addition to my collection. I saw the flower on your blog the other day and tried to find this at my local craft store – but they didn’t have it. :( Sad face.

    I can so see this on the latest Maggie I just made as a gift. Loving that pattern too.

    Hope to Win but Good Luck to everyone.

  38. Shari W. — July 18, 2011 @ 11:53 am

    WOW! Clover does it again! My first project for these flower makers would be a lovely hair band (or 2 or…) for my 6 year old niece. I see small flowers scross the top with a large flower on one side. She would absolutely love them. Of course she would have to have a tie belt for her dresses with flowers down the front of the tie. Hair pins and barretts, lapel pins and stick pins, fancy or homey flowers for purses, small flowers around the neckline of a blouse, of course wonderful flowers, big and small, on my quilts. Whew, the things I could do with these seem to be endless. I can even make them in the car on the way to her house.

  39. Marjorie — July 18, 2011 @ 11:54 am

    I love the yoyo makers and am sure if I had these flower makers, I would love them as well.

  40. Amy — July 18, 2011 @ 11:56 am

    I haven’t seen these in the Clover section at the store either! What a great idea! I love to wear flowers in my hair – I could make a bunch with bobby pins on the back instead of a pin clasp… or matching pin/hairclip ones! :-)

  41. Carol — July 18, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

    I always loved yo-yos, these look wonderful and easy, can’t wait to try them out.

  42. Mary Ann Barnes — July 18, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    can’t wait to try it !!!!!!!!!!!

  43. Melanie — July 18, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    Oh my goodness, this is an awesome idea! I love Clover’s yo-yo maker and I’m completely addicted to making yo-yos. I can’t wait to try these out!

  44. Marija Vujcic — July 18, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    Oh, another CLEVER-CLOVER!!
    Not sure I can even keep track of how many Clover products I have and use! These are definitely next on the pile!! :)

  45. Ami — July 18, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

    I love it! It looks like fun and easy. It will add a super cute embellishments to bags and purses and make kids’ close even cuter. It’s a must have!

  46. Susan Arendas — July 18, 2011 @ 12:11 pm

    I love the Clover website! I heard about the new Kanzashi Flower Makers from a friend of mine and immediately had to check out the website. They carry top of the line products like the Takumi Bamboo Knitting Needles which are the only knitting needles I will use. And ladies, if you are in to beaded embroidery, you have got to try the Kantan Couture Bead Embroidery Tool. I got it as a gift and love, love, love it!

  47. Pauline P — July 18, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    Clover there always coming up with the most interesting gadgets to work with.

    I am looking for new ways to make flowers for quilting etc.

    Love this new flower maker.

    Pauline

  48. Ann Hackney — July 18, 2011 @ 12:15 pm

    Such a clever idea. I love them they look fantastic, will look great on everything. So many wonderful visions already. Clover I am your biggest fan.

  49. Eileen — July 18, 2011 @ 12:17 pm

    I have all the yo-yo makers, so I definitely want all the flower makers. They make such great embellishments for clothes, quilts and bags. I LOVE Clover!

  50. Jo-Anne Kristensen — July 18, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    Clover products are just the best for quality and ease of use. I love their bias tape makers and their chalk markers. I have been obsessed recently with fabric flowers and would love to have a set of these cool Kanzashi Flower Makers!

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