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. Jan Mumma — July 19, 2011 @ 11:55 am

    I’ve used Clover products for years, too, but had no idea that they made these flower makers. I’m teaching my twin grandaughters to sew and they would love to try making flowers with these new notions.

  2. Nancy Borden — July 19, 2011 @ 11:56 am

    Those flower makers look neat. They look easy. I hope I win. lol

  3. Melody — July 19, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

    The Kanzashi Flower Makers would just be another example of the fine notions & necessities Clover has been making for sewists over the years! (I think a bodkin was perhaps my first Clover purchase over 20 years ago…)

    How wonderful that flower looks on your bag! I would love to try any one of those six flower styles, but owning ALL would be just incredible. Clover, your notions rock! And Lazy Girl, your bags rock! So pairing the two — WOW!

  4. nan — July 19, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    oh the little smiles these will create when I add them to headbands! 😀

  5. Lisa — July 19, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    I can’t even remember when I started using Clover products. They have been apart of my crafting so long it’s like they are family. It never ceases to amaze me how many products come out for sewing and it’s always my “old” Clover’s that do the trick. I still have some of the first ones I bought. And still use them!

    I love this flower maker! I can’t wait to either win this or go out and buy one or two maybe three to try….cuz as every good crafter knows we can’t have just one!

  6. Joyce — July 19, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

    Love Clover that make things so much easier. That is one accessory that I don’t have and would really love to add to my collection. I also see what great things you have made on your bags from Clover. Way to go Clover and thanks LazyGirl for showing us the new and helpful ways to quilt.

  7. Heidi Leeck — July 19, 2011 @ 12:28 pm

    Have loved everything Clover for years, especially their crochet hooks. this is really cool!

  8. Frances — July 19, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

    Hey, this sounds awesome! Clover already had my vote when I tried their easy smocking on fabric. Really looking forward to this one, flowers look beautiful!!

  9. sher — July 19, 2011 @ 12:32 pm

    Love Clover, Love LazyGirl. Do you really need to say more?

  10. April Ann — July 19, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    I would love, love, love to try the flowermakers……thinking they would look wonderful on denim purses….
    April Ann

  11. Deborah Farrar — July 19, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

    I really hope to win these! They would be a great project that I could work on with the kiddo about. Something small and portable. and looks like so much fun!!!!!

  12. Donna Carr — July 19, 2011 @ 12:50 pm

    4-leaf clovers are lucky so I would really be really lucky to win a six-flower clover set!

  13. Linda Davis — July 19, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    These flowers would be a great add on to purses and to the wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses I make.

  14. Gwen — July 19, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    I have the small Kanzashi Flower maker and I made a couple flowers, but your’s are much prettier, thanks for the info on how to make the centre part look so pretty, I love Clover products they make the neatest and best quality stuff.

  15. Debby Brown — July 19, 2011 @ 1:05 pm

    How very Clo(e)ver of them! A template for petals! I will be petalling (in my car) all over town to find and buy these.

  16. Darlene Jacolik — July 19, 2011 @ 1:07 pm

    I also use a lot of Clover products. Most recently, the one I’ve been using the most is the bias tape makers. I have found that I really love how customized bias tape looks in all of my projects. I’ve started buying extra fabric so I can have the option to use matching bias tape. I don’t think I’ll go back to the solid colors again. My grand daughter’s dresses look so great with matching bias around the neck and armholes. Its so easy to make stems for applique flowers, and adding the fusible tape makes it so easy. I think it would be great to combine these stems with the dimensional flowers I can make with these new tools.

  17. Sheila G. from California — July 19, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

    I love Clover products. The bias tape makers can also be used with straight of grain fabric, if you need ties. No finger burning, trying to fold those little edges over. they even have me making yo-yos.

  18. Andrea Rice — July 19, 2011 @ 1:16 pm

    My favorite acrostic starts with CLOVER.

    Clover puts the creative love of making flowers in me. I sure hope, that after I hit submit my special formatting stays.
    Clover creative flower lover in me. Please make my dream come true because I really want the flower power of Kanzashi flowers.

  19. Luci D. — July 19, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

    I adore all things floral so any tool that makes flower making easier get my vote. However, my all time favorite Clover tool is…. their seam ripper! Unfortunately, I see much more of it than I’d like to but it really is the best!

  20. Lori — July 19, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

    I can hardly wait to use the Clover quick and easy flower makers.

  21. Susan Griffith — July 19, 2011 @ 1:43 pm

    Clover makes some of the best products. I was so excited to see these flower makers. The uses are endless. I can’t wait to try them out.

  22. Shelley — July 19, 2011 @ 1:43 pm


    Oh I wish I had a Clover Flower Maker
    That is what I’d really like to seeeeee

    Because if I had a Clover Flower Maker
    Everyone would be in love with meeeee

    Thank you. Thank you very much.

  23. Ginny — July 19, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

    I love the Clover yo-you templates and these are on the list to get, I love makine fabric flowers and these will really help. You can’t go wrong when you combine Lazy Girl Designs and Clover you always get something wonderful

  24. Jean — July 19, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    “he loves me, he loves me not”…….I’ll never know if I don’t win these great flower/petal makers!!

  25. Tiffany — July 19, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    These flowers are so cute. I love the flower makers and I love Clover! I hope I can win this giveaway this time. I never won a thing in my whole life.

  26. Tammy — July 19, 2011 @ 2:08 pm

    Love those flowers! They are gorgeous! I can’t afford them right now, but if I don’t win them I will have to try to get them asap.

  27. judy applegarth — July 19, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    There once was a purse all happy and gay, just so happy to be home made. But the purse is just sitting and waiting to go out for the day. The owner has been waiting for the perfect thing to adorn it. Then one day she heard of a give-away. Oh boy could it be her day!?

  28. Sheri — July 19, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

    Clover offers so many great products. From as simple as the straight pins in easy to open box to the thimbles of all sorts (leather, metal, plastic and more) to my favorite… the fork pins. If you are trying to match up seams, these are a must have!! Now to see these new flower makers, the possibilities are endless what can be adorned with these. I can’t wait to try these out!

  29. Sandra Hedrick — July 19, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

    I love clover! I hadn’t heard of these flower makers til just now when I read my e-mail. I would love to have these! I’m always looking for something to add to my purses to make them different than anybody elses. These flowers would be great!! I love the purse at the beginning with the flower on it, & love the fabric. Pick me, pick me!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for the opportunity. Sandie

  30. Kim Santre — July 19, 2011 @ 7:23 pm

    i have made so many purses and i always would look at the completed purse and say’ it’s missing something” and we know it was missing a a ‘CLOVER FLOWER’ what a fantastic idea!!! Clover has so many patterns that can be used for more than just purses….I swear at the age of 60 there are soo many helpful notions from clover to make make any sewing or quilting projects sooooooo easy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Diane Baldwin — July 19, 2011 @ 7:39 pm

    I’ve been putting together some projects for pre-teen group of girls. They would have a ball with these flowers! It’s creative but simple. Please, please pick us. It would be like creating their own flower garden.
    Thanks for doing this.

  32. kee dishion — July 19, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

    Move over ROVER , We have to make room for one more CLOVER…………….

  33. Gail — July 19, 2011 @ 8:07 pm

    I’ve been looking for these and none of the stores in my area carry them. Guess I’ll have to buy online…unless I win, that is!

    Thanks for the offer.


  34. kee dishion — July 19, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

    Move over ROVER, We must make room for more CLOVERS…………

  35. Leslie — July 19, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

    Striped fabrics make such fascinating yo-yos with the Clover tools. Can’t wait to see what the flower-makers do for geometric designs in fabric. Am hooked on making black and white yo-yos. Wish I could find the flower tools locally (or on line). Seems like retailers either haven’t heard of them or are sold out. Bummer

  36. Bridget — July 19, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    Great way to make everything so trendy.

  37. Diana — July 19, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    I love Clover products because they work well and make things easy. Of all the products I use they make sewing easy. I had seen these cute flowers but had not had a chance to use them yet. Would love to have a chance to get a hold of these and use them to enhance some of my projects.

  38. Punkin — July 19, 2011 @ 10:27 pm

    Fabulous flowers! Would love to have the Clover makers since I’ve got left feet for hands and my past experience with Clover Toys is they are easy enough so that even a clutz-oid like me can make pretty things!

  39. Mystica — July 19, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

    It adds so much prettiness to whatever it is put on.

  40. Susan K — July 19, 2011 @ 10:48 pm

    What a great project for my overflowing drawer of large scraps and I like that you can take this project in car or to dr ofc, etc. And they are so nice looking. They would spruce up anything you used them on.

  41. Susan K. — July 19, 2011 @ 11:09 pm

    Great gadget. Can hardly wait to try one.

  42. Sharon — July 19, 2011 @ 11:53 pm

    OOOOH! My head is spinning with all the ways these flowers could be used…. decorating bags, head bands, journal covers, scrapbooks, clothing, wall hangings, anything! I haven’t found them in my area, and would love to get these. Clover has the best notions and they keep coming out with more. Love ’em!

  43. Mariana Laurenzano — July 20, 2011 @ 12:13 am

    There once was a girl that was lazy,
    She wanted to make a daisy,
    She used a Clover….. (Flower Maker)
    Her search was over.

  44. Jan — July 20, 2011 @ 12:24 am

    Clover makes the best gadgets! I made a Kanzashi flower without the flower maker and get lots of compliments when I wear it on my jacket. I think this Clover flower maker would speed up the process and I could make Kanzashi flowers for everyone!

  45. Kathlene — July 20, 2011 @ 12:41 am

    Oh, I can’t wait to make these flowers! I have a couple of bags already waiting for them. CLOVER has the most CLEVER tools EVER. And such a variety of pins. For every task.! Thank you.

  46. Carla G — July 20, 2011 @ 1:44 am

    Clover makes great products.and makes some of the neatest tools! I would love to try making one of these flowers to spice up some projects. Thanks for a chance to win!

  47. Bettina Elliott — July 20, 2011 @ 2:03 am

    i gotta tell you…when the yo yo makers first came out…i demo’d them at our local quilt show & sold A TON OF THEM!! i am actually referred to as “the yo yo queen” around her….hmmm, “the Kanzashi queen” has a nice ring….

  48. Ellen — July 20, 2011 @ 4:43 am

    So many of Clovers products have become essential tools – Yo Yo makers, Bias tools & applique pins to name just a few. How clever are their designers to come up with these flower makers

  49. Angie Wall — July 20, 2011 @ 8:54 am

    These flowers look awesome! Unfortunately, with all these other clever posts, I know I won’t win them, I’m too “Lazy” to come up with something clever to say. I’d rather spend my time making bags!

  50. Victoria — July 20, 2011 @ 9:17 am

    Clover products look like so much fun to play with.