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. Jo Anne — July 18, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

    Wow! How my granddaughters would love these flowers–on their hair, on their bags, on their clothing. My various types of pins by Clover are the best. I also use their yo-yo makers and bias tape makers.

  2. dona kremer — July 18, 2011 @ 7:41 pm

    I want to win! Making one petal at a time is getting hard on these old hands. Thank goodness for my yo yo maker. At least the centers are easy.

  3. Sally Morgan — July 18, 2011 @ 8:24 pm

    I love all the Clover products. I have all the yo yo makes. I’ve made quilts, purses, and totebags. They add a lovely touch to everything I make. Thank you for all of the great products!

  4. Shelly Ogden — July 18, 2011 @ 9:29 pm

    These are too cute – I want to make these too!

  5. Carolyn H. — July 18, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    I would love to have the set of these Clover tools. I can imagine all the wonderful uses for these flowers; jewelery, embellishment for not only purses, but also clothing, and especially quilts- 3D quilts.

  6. Janet — July 18, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

    I have a number of Clover tools in my sewing and felting tool box. They’re really handy and economical too!

  7. Dee Benson — July 18, 2011 @ 9:46 pm

    Thank you Clover for yet another way to save my sanity !

  8. Jani Antrim — July 18, 2011 @ 9:49 pm

    This set of Clover flower tools is great! I want a set to use in my FCS Clothing Construction classes. The students will LOVE making their own flowers.

  9. Teresa — July 18, 2011 @ 9:51 pm

    Another gadget I want/need/MUST HAVE!

  10. Sheesh — July 18, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

    These would be great to add pizazz to my granddaughter’s clothes or handbags. 13 and she took her birthday money to buy a sewing machine!!!!

  11. lisle — July 18, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

    You know, the thing about Clover is that you buy a random thing because it looks cool, but you have no idea how much you’re going to love it until later. Then you’re a complete goner. I love everything I’ve ever bought from them.

  12. Jane — July 18, 2011 @ 10:26 pm

    CLOVER always comes up with the greatest products to tempt us. These flower makers bring back memories of my high school and college days and making rickrack flowers for earrings in many colors to match various outfits I stitched. Thank you for the trip back in time. Of course I would be delighted to win a set.

  13. Wanda Sotkowy — July 18, 2011 @ 10:27 pm

    A flower for you and a flower for me. A flower for all my friends that I see!
    I love Clover items for their ease and versatility! I would love to win a full set so I can make floral gifts for everyone!!!

  14. Sandi Fisher — July 18, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

    How cool is that!! I have other Clover flower makers. I can’t wait to get these!

  15. Lu Ann — July 18, 2011 @ 10:57 pm

    I love the Clover seam ripper! Can’t wait to make these flowers. I can think of so many ways to use them. How fun!

  16. Glenda in Florida — July 18, 2011 @ 10:57 pm

    I love Clover so much that a quick peek in my sewing room revealed:
    yo-yo makers (5 sizes of round, 2 sizes of hearts, and 2 sizes of flowers)
    Asian knot makers in 4 styles
    bias tape makers in 3 sizes
    bow makers in 2 sizes
    3 rolls of quick bias
    3 magnet tote bag closures
    3 types of needle threaders (desk top, regular stick type, and the little heart)
    2 types of thread cutters (a ring and a pendant style)
    3 coin thimbles
    2 new boxes of glass head pins–different typles
    1 package of flower head pins
    1 needle sharpener
    2 sizes of rotary cutters
    and my favorite notion–a finger presser!
    That’s just what I noticed in a quick look around. My little seam ripper is missing right now, but I know it is in my friend’s sewing box, and will come home to me soon.
    I love Clover so much that I just have to have every new tool and toy that they make!
    Now, don’t you think that all those flower makers need to come live here? Please ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. BahmaTerri — July 18, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

    Love, love, love the Clovers. They are so much fun!!

  18. Judys — July 18, 2011 @ 11:14 pm

    That flower is a wonderful way to finish off the bag; nice of the great people at Clover to think of flowers JUST when you needed it! Clover has the most innovative products available…..

  19. Vanessa — July 18, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

    I love clover, they always have the most “clever ” products for sewing and crafting. I have used their knitting needles for ages .

  20. Robyn Taylor — July 18, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

    Wow! How much easier will this product make life. Trust Clover! Good reliable products – I always know they will be work. … and they know what I need even before I do. Congratulations Clover…

  21. Joan Babb — July 18, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    I am another Clover lover. I have quite a few of their products. The bias tape makers are great!! Out of all sewing supplies I own, the one thing I cannot function without is my Clover seam rippers. They are the best ever!!!

    I would love to win the Kanzashi Flower Makers from Clover. I could have so much fun with those. Everything in my house will have a flower on it. haha

    I love the one you made, Joan. I would love to add a flower to my next bag. Lazy Girl of course!

    Good luck to all who entered!

    Joan too

  22. Cheri Wilson — July 18, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

    Love the flowers! A great alternative to yo yos!

  23. Mak Teh — July 19, 2011 @ 12:55 am

    wow…awesome…i want one too,so that I can make a lot of flowers for the children.Clover …you are my life saver

  24. karen — July 19, 2011 @ 1:07 am

    Cool idea!!

  25. hueisei — July 19, 2011 @ 1:20 am

    Wow …great tool for the flower making… so lovely…
    I would love to have a chance to win all those….
    I REALLY love Clover. love it x 1000 times…

  26. Tracie M — July 19, 2011 @ 2:07 am

    I love Clover products! I did get a chance to play with one of these at my local quilt shop. It makes really nice flowers.

  27. Charmaine Minnis — July 19, 2011 @ 2:26 am

    Waiting for my clover bias tape makers to arrive. . . can’t wait to try them out & make my own bias tape to match all of my bags even more personalized. .. so the flower makers would just be the ultimate to add to my collection! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks Lazy Girl for the information!

  28. Janice Beitz — July 19, 2011 @ 3:06 am

    I’ve tried making these flowers without the tools and with the tools is going to be WAY easier.

  29. patricia graham — July 19, 2011 @ 3:47 am

    I would love to own all of the Clover products with the bag clipssdnuf won’,t allow at this time.Thanks to Lazy girls for such wonderful bags.Easy as pie!!!!!!!!!

  30. Geraldene Woods — July 19, 2011 @ 4:04 am

    Whow what lovely Flowers these make, I have the Yo Yo makers and they are everywhere on things I make, so very easy to pick up and go and they produce so quickly. The Flower
    makers would be wonderful for a new dimension, perhaps I could have a new Garden
    now with Blooming Flowers everywhere also……. I also have a large collection of Clover products they are the best.

  31. Sharon Aitchison — July 19, 2011 @ 4:33 am

    CLOVER is so CLEVER!!! Who is their genius that comes up with all the clever templates to create to most fantastic embellishments?!* I have all of their yo-yo makers … simple, perfect results, and you can use up so many of your fabric scraps. I must have 300 yo-yo’s in storage containers! I’ve used them on outfits, purses, totes, you name it! And once you’ve created one or two pieces with their clever templates, you can just move right along without concentrating on the next one(s). I actually used the yo-yo makers as my therapy when I stopped smoking. When I needed to do something with my hands, there they were (thus the huge numbers of various size yo-yo’s in my ‘collection’). And you can teach a youngster to use them, and they think it’s just as much fun! GO CLOVER!

  32. Leena Salleh — July 19, 2011 @ 5:16 am

    I have known Clover ever since I do not know when…I guess when I started sewing….and I have getting lots of Clover notions or gadgets for my quilty pleasures….and making flowers is going to be the next item on my list ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Kim B Dolan — July 19, 2011 @ 5:55 am

    Clover makes sewing “sew” easy…..excellent directions, perfection every time…. I wish I could afford one of everything they make…..have made a good start ๐Ÿ™‚
    Kim In Sydney

  34. Sharon — July 19, 2011 @ 6:43 am

    Love this idea. I had seen the flower makers in JoAnn’s but couldn’t figure out how it works. Thanks, Joan for showing us. I’ll have to get a couple even if I don’t win just to use the scraps of fabric in my stash, my mother’s stash and my grandma’s stash.

  35. KathyC — July 19, 2011 @ 7:34 am

    I like Clover products and am glad that they are still coming up with new ones! Thank you for the clear tutorial.

  36. PatW — July 19, 2011 @ 7:56 am

    I have used clover products for years now. Growing up my mother used many accessory tools that were made by Clover. She taught me to sew using Clovers great tools. I love the yoyo makers…have made sew many. Very dependable accessory tools. I love the bias making tools also. I quilt, and make all my own bias..I have the whole set. I could go on and on about the great accessory tools made by Clover that I use and love.When I go into a sewing store I look for for the name Clover!! I would love to have the Kanzashi set as I can see these beautiful flowers on purses, wallhangings, quilts, shoes, hairpieces and sew much more!!

  37. Roberta — July 19, 2011 @ 8:08 am

    The Margo bag I made some time ago looked a little plain (due to my fabric choices). I made a flower and put right in the middle. I found a button that looked like a sunflower center. Oh, how I wish I would have had a Clover Flower maker! Clover products never fail to inspire creativity. I don’t think I have ever purchased any of their products that I didn’t love.

  38. Vivian Zug — July 19, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    Clover is so clever with all of their gadgets and notions. They sure make sewing and accuracy easier for us. We can’t lose using Lazy Girl Designs and Clover products.

  39. DellM74 — July 19, 2011 @ 8:52 am

    Clover also makes my favorite ‘rippin'” tool!!! Clover seems to know what we need and what we’ll love! Can’t wait to try out these new flower makers. Everybody wins with Clover. (I don’t have stock in the company, either! LOL)

  40. Carmen — July 19, 2011 @ 9:01 am

    Clover has some great products with a wide variety. The flower makers are great for being creative (I love your plaid flower), while some of their other products help me get down tothe nitty gritty part of sewing. I could not live without my Clover 28mm rotary cutter!

  41. Beth B — July 19, 2011 @ 9:11 am

    Love Clover gadgets! Great products reasonably priced. The kanzashi makers would be such fun to use.

  42. Pat Land — July 19, 2011 @ 9:24 am

    When you need to jazz it up
    Sweater, bag or coffee cup
    The Clover brand is pretty sweet
    For tools that help, they can’t be beat!

  43. millie — July 19, 2011 @ 9:46 am

    the only thing better than clover would be getting it for free. these flowers look like a
    portable, lazy fun thing to do while I am at an outdoor evening concert at one of our local county parks.

  44. Joyce — July 19, 2011 @ 10:01 am

    Those Clover people are so creative, how do they think of all those neat things! I use the yo-yo makers a lot and want to give the flower makers a try..

  45. Margaret — July 19, 2011 @ 10:24 am

    I love the Clover flower makers. I make a lot of flowers for my felted hats and purses and using these would make them so much easier to make and save a lot of time. I would LOVE to win!

  46. Karen — July 19, 2011 @ 10:38 am

    Clover here, Clover there, we love Clover everywhere!

  47. Charlotte — July 19, 2011 @ 10:57 am

    I have to get those flower makers!! Just love the looks of them. I have all the YoYo makers & use them all the time, in fact while watching my Soap, I make some up & store in a plastic bin, then I have them when I need some. Good chance to get them @ Joann’s with all the coupons in their latest flyer. Just saw some of these at Quilt Guild Saturday, but the lady made them all by hand, what till I show her the ones I make with the Clover Flower Makers! Thanks, Joan for shoing us your great flowers & for all your inspirations for your patterns!

  48. joanne Carpenter — July 19, 2011 @ 11:11 am

    These new flowers look so pretty! I actually had no idea that Clover made these kinds of products. Iโ€™ve used Clover seam rippers, magnetic pincushions, markers and purse hardware for many years.

    I donโ€™t know how I missed all the neat gadgets that Clover makes. I followed your link to the Clover website. Now, not only do I want all the all the kanzashi flower makers, I want the flower frill template, yo yo makers, sweetheart rose makers, create a button and premier needle threading cassette too!

  49. Judy Echeagaray — July 19, 2011 @ 11:45 am

    I have tons of Clover products, because they help me take my skills and finished product to the next level. I think of my Clover tools as helping me take my sewing skills from the hobby level to the artisitic level. The little embellishments I am able to put on my finished sewing products with my clover tools (like the yoyo maker) really make me feel happy, it is a way to truly individualize my projects. Those little personal touches, like where I will put the flower, and which type and size, will really bring a smile to my face and help me to feel pride on my projects, it’s those little personal individual touches that make sewing such a joy and source of pride in my life.

  50. Fran MacEwen — July 19, 2011 @ 11:46 am

    I love this idea. So many ideas. How about in the middle of a quilt block. Or a Wedding, cover the car, make streamers for the back of the car!! The flower girl could drop flowers as she goes down the aisle, Or favors!! How about covering a purse? Or make garland for a party. Or instread of umbrellas, flowers for drinks. Or a little girls game, Flower toss, attach flower to a ring. Or a pool party and have them just laying around. Flowers for on my Crocs, or sandals! Love this idea. Can’t wait to find them. Clover is a great company!!