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. Jeanette Reed — July 18, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

    Clever and Cute :)

  2. Barbara Winkler — July 18, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

    Using Clover products is like finding a four-leaf clover for good luck!!!

  3. Linda F. — July 18, 2011 @ 12:30 pm

    The 22nd is my birthday. It would great to celebrate with a giveaway win!

  4. Jane M — July 18, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

    Clover products are the best. Their quality is always and top notch and they are always catching the latest crafting trend and making it eerier for us. I will own these new floor makers one way or another:-) Thanks for the great info about them.

  5. Patricia J — July 18, 2011 @ 12:36 pm

    At last, classy fabric flowers easily made! These flowers would be
    great not only on totes and purses; why not hats, pillows, quilts,
    in mixed media and the list goes on. If you are going green why not
    glam your shopping bag up a bit. And, the fabric choices go from basic to glitz.
    Ideas are bubbling up even now.

    I have never owned a product by Clover that hasn’t been reliable,
    so you know these flower forms will hold up very well through long usage.

  6. Bee Jacobs — July 18, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    The Clover brand is really rad
    So many Kanzashi flowers can I make
    At least one for each Lazy Girl Bag
    Can’t leave one out, for goodness sake!

  7. Harriet Cook — July 18, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

    My daughter is making hair bows to sell and give away–I think she would love to try her hand with these!

  8. Dianna Hamilton — July 18, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

    I have two grand-daughters that I sew for-I will have to buy these to put cute flowers on the things I make for them-they are soooooo cute!

  9. R Buckley — July 18, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

    That is a great flower! Can’t wait to make a hundred or so!!
    RB

  10. Cindy Telisak — July 18, 2011 @ 1:00 pm

    Not only do these look fascinating to me, but my 15-year-old daughter and her friends are always looking for a crafty way to make things to sell. I think I see a new line of fabric flower products in their future! Thanks so much for spotlighting these awesome tools!

  11. Catie — July 18, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

    I love Clover products – At Sew Expo they gave away a cute clover pin – just in time for St Pat’s day and a small tape measure that lives in my lazy purse :)
    Thans for the inspiration and the opportunity
    Happy summer
    Cheers
    Catie

  12. Linda — July 18, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

    I have used Clover quilting and sewing products for years and always enjoy hearing about new products. I have several of the YoYo makers and other helpful tools. Flowers made using these Kanzashi Flower Makers would be creative embellishments to add texture and accent colors to quilted purses and other accessories. I can also picture a beautiful summer scarf made by connecting flowers made using all 6 different flower loom designs in coordinating fabrics.

  13. Sofie Van Goethem — July 18, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

    Well, since I’m Belgian I don’t know any Clover products, but it looks awesome ! So of course I would like to win one … So I can try….

  14. Melissa — July 18, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

    I love Clover, they come out with awesome products.

  15. Gaycha Mayhew — July 18, 2011 @ 1:34 pm

    Well, Clover has done it again. Clever Clover artists come up the cutest ,easiest ,quickest projects that both a new sewer teen and an advanced sewer can use. These are trendy yet timeless in their use. Would love to win a set.

  16. Mary Lou P. — July 18, 2011 @ 1:45 pm

    These make all sorts of flowery ideas pop into my head!

  17. Lixa — July 18, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

    I love Clover products!

  18. Kandy — July 18, 2011 @ 1:51 pm

    How very fun to use leftover fabric to make slowers. I”m always into getting to use spare fabric to creat pretty things for family and friends.

  19. Gaby — July 18, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

    I love my clover Bias Tape makers in 3 sizes and my 2 Yoyo makers.
    Thanks for the chance.

  20. Lilias — July 18, 2011 @ 2:05 pm

    I LOVE THE FLOWERY PASTEL COLORS! I AM SUCH A TRUE LAZY GIRL-THESE WOULD KEEP ME ALSO A TRUE LILY IN THE FIELD OF CLOVER (FLOWERS)! THANKS FOR ANOTHER GREAT PRODUCT GIVEAWAY.

  21. Gunilla — July 18, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

    I just love all Clover products! Would be fun to try to do these flowers. Sorry, but my english is not so good, because I`m from Sweden. Hugs!

  22. Darla — July 18, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

    so cool!! would love to have the set.

  23. Virginia Buckley — July 18, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

    I LOVE all the CLover products…….They work!!!!!

  24. Jean Della Vecchia — July 18, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

    Love to be able to add these to handbags, etc. They look easy!

  25. Wendi — July 18, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

    Oh Clover how I love thee! Whether it be knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking or sewing your always with me. I would love to own a set of the Kanzashi flower templates to spice up my creativity. Both my daughter and I love to wear flowers in our hair and with these templates we will be able to find fabric to match any outfit.

  26. Judy Waters — July 18, 2011 @ 2:43 pm

    ahh, I haven’t tried the new kanzashi flower maker yet but have the bias tape maker in various sizes. applique is my favorite form of quilting and these tape makers make my efforts flawless. these flower makers can be used in place of ruching adding a new dimension to your quilts.

    thanks…..

  27. JennV — July 18, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    Clearly, I’ve been away from the sewing world too long as I didn’t even know that something like this existed. Holy Cow! That’s just so cool.

  28. Charlie — July 18, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    Clover is the best at alot of things. Thanks for making this template for flowers. I will fear no more!

  29. Lois March — July 18, 2011 @ 3:25 pm

    I love Clover. I always visited their booth when they came to AQS Nashville. Have been disappointed that they no longer attend the AQS Show since the move to Knoxville. Hopefully, they will be at the Grand Rapids Show next year. Always the place to go to see whats new in notions.

  30. Psnowl — July 18, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

    I love Clover notions and this is just another great one. What a great way to make anything more special, not only a Lazy Girl.

  31. Helen Ancic — July 18, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

    The flowers look fantastic. They will be the perfect compliment to so many things that we make with love for our family and friends. Now the flower adornment can be made with love too.

  32. Holly — July 18, 2011 @ 3:40 pm

    I have yet to find a Clover gizmo that doesn’t do the job it promises to do!!! They know their stuff!! Can’t wait to try the flowers!

  33. Donna Cox — July 18, 2011 @ 3:46 pm

    Six flower easy
    Six flowers in all
    Off to my stash peasy
    To choose a fabric for fall.
    Not that Halloween print queasy
    But something to stand up tall.
    Must take a nap now
    For I’m lazy after all.

    Love the flowers ! And love your blog…love your purses most of all. Donna Cox

  34. Bambi Mayer — July 18, 2011 @ 3:54 pm

    Oh those Clover people, they are at it again! I can always count on them to be total enablers of my disease. I see that I’ll need to double up on my meetings at SGA (Sewing Gadgets Anonymous). But maybe just one more…….

  35. Donna Swiderski — July 18, 2011 @ 4:10 pm

    LOVE Clover!! I put these flowers on everything from bags to flip-flops to headbands/hairclips!!! We discovered Clover when my 9 year old daughter wanted an easy to sew project and found Clover’s yo-yo dog!!! We wroked on it together, and now have mede them as gifts for EVERYONE!!!

  36. Elena — July 18, 2011 @ 4:13 pm

    I’ve been a Clover fan for many, many years–pins, rulers, yo-yo makers–you name it, I’ve got it! Would love to add the Kanzashi flower templates to my crafty bag of tricks.
    Pick me!

  37. Janet Denson — July 18, 2011 @ 4:43 pm

    Those clever Clover folks. From their innovative bias strip maker (I cannot live without), Yo-yo makers, mini iron, rings, swivels, and hooks for pocketbooks, Clover has done it again with the Kanzashi flower maker. Gotta have one…or two.

  38. wintu nancy — July 18, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

    I absolutely love Clover products. I know it will sound crazy, but my two favorite tools are the seam ripper and the stiletto. I want things to be perfect and these two tools help in their own way to help me accomplish the perfection that I desire.

  39. Karen Whitney — July 18, 2011 @ 4:54 pm

    Love Clover and their products! I have all the yo-yo makers and recently purchased the Flower Frill templates….this would be great to add to my collection! Thanks!

  40. Lynne Brown — July 18, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

    Clover products cannot be beat and Lazy Girl purse patterns are in a special place in my pattern box!! I would love to try the flower maker–I have made a purse covered in Clover yoyo’s and it came out so very cute! Please consider me when you select a prize winner! Thanks for all your innovative purse designs and easy to follow directions!!!

  41. wanda spain — July 18, 2011 @ 5:14 pm

    I love these flowers. I thought Clovers yoyos were fun, but I think the flowers will become my favorite. Both the flowers,and yoyos are very versible, on quilts, purses, totes and sewing projects. I can see me making them for xmas for on the top of presents. super

  42. Jennifer — July 18, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

    I love Clover products. I love my bias tape maker. I can make bias tape to match the fabric for my daughter dresses. I would love the kanzashi flower makers!! It would make it so much easier to make flowers to use on the dresses and on the matching hairbows!

  43. pam duxbury — July 18, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

    Clover has the most fantastic flower makers. They are the best and easiest way to do flowers anywhere. Lazy Girl is the number 1 purse patterns anywhere. Thank you for the chance to win.

  44. Bec Clarke — July 18, 2011 @ 5:36 pm

    I love clover so much that I have every single yo you maker they make.

  45. Cynthia Douglass — July 18, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

    I love clover. I have each and every seam binding tape maker they have. I can’t tell you how much I save with these little gadgets. And to be able to say I made the binding all by myself. I am positive I will be saying the same thing with the flower makers. Just love these. I have a 3 year old grand daughter I do a LOT of sewing for. I can just see these flowers on a dress or top/short set. How darling that will be.

  46. Karen — July 18, 2011 @ 6:26 pm

    Love the yo yo makers by Clover, looks like they’ve come up with another winner! Can’t wait to try them.
    Thanks for sharing.

  47. Judy Sexton — July 18, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    I Love Clover Products! Not only the sewing products (can’t wait to try the flowers!) but also their line on needlework products. I think my all time favorite is the tatting shuttle… its the only brand I will use to tat with. I love the feel of it in my hands and it hold just the right amount of thread, so that I don’t have to re-load the shuttle frequently. I love the town purse, and think it would be beautiful with a ‘clover’ flower and some of my tatted lace – hmmm. giess I should get started on the lace for my next Lazy Purse!

  48. Deanna Bushyeager — July 18, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

    I had not seen these, but after watching the video I will be looking for them! This could be the start of an “Addictive Flower Maker”. July 20th is my 73rd Birthday. These would be a great gift!!!

  49. Judy Looker — July 18, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

    Have not seen these at JoAnn Fabric Stores, yet! If I don’t get picked to win them, I hope JoAnn gets them in because they would be a great item to buy with a coupon. I will have to check out Michael’s and ACMoore. You’ve got to love coupons and when they are 50% off coupons it is even sweeter! No matter how I come by them, they will be an asset to my “tools”!

  50. Audrey Bosley — July 18, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

    I saw these in my email today and went wow! Clover has come up with more products to make flowers. I LOVE these and really love how the flower perks up the Margo purse. Clover products are some of my favorite products and I reach for them every day I’m sewing, quilting or crafting.

    I would enjoy being LAZY and making perfect flowers to wow everyone! Thanks for the giveaway chance. :)

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