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. Anne Kathrine Steen — July 20, 2011 @ 9:26 am

    How nice those flowers looks to be! I want to make them for my bags, too. Since I read your blog yesterday, I have looked for them in all the Norwegian quilting webshops that I know, but they haven’t got them yet. I would love to win one!

  2. Robin Harris Pagels — July 20, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    I have used and loved Clover products for years….from their Chaco liners to the beautiful thread cutting pendant. Since I love to make fabric flowers,these Clover flower makers are just up my alley …I would love to have a set ….since they are all so pretty. They would look really great on many of your Lazy Girls Purse/Bag patterns. I also like the fact that Clover has videos to show how the flowers makers work…a very nice feature! I am sure they are as useful as the YoYo makes!

  3. Marisa DeLuca — July 20, 2011 @ 9:51 am

    Great to see a company so innovative. The flower making tools have sparked a new sense of creativity in me. Can’t wait to create!

  4. Janel — July 20, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    I just joined because of a purse pattern of yours and I came to your site and found this give away. Just two days ago I purchased two small flower makers from clover, wishing I could purchase all six. They say great minds think alike, does this mean we have great minds? :)
    I’d love to win the other 4, but even if I don’t I do plan on making lots of flowers.

  5. Donna — July 20, 2011 @ 9:56 am

    Clover has the most clever tools! The yo-yo makers are great – I can’t wait to try flowers!

  6. glenda — July 20, 2011 @ 10:21 am

    My niece would just love them for her hair and how about a bracelet. She is such a girlie girl.

  7. Billie K — July 20, 2011 @ 12:49 pm

    Clover makes our life easier and more fun!

  8. Cindi C — July 20, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

    They make the BEST seam ripper out there! I love mine! And they have made yo-yo’s so easy..

  9. Mitzi Robles — July 20, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    Lazy is my middle name! ha ha! We would all love to win one! but let the laziest girl win! Me! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. mary jolly — July 20, 2011 @ 2:21 pm

    Wow- what a great way to use left over fabric to add nice decor to purses, clothes and even your lamps. looks easy to do also for us who do not sew much.

  11. Kari Holtz — July 20, 2011 @ 2:29 pm

    I love the clover it makes me smile all over!

  12. Chrisina Poindexter — July 20, 2011 @ 2:31 pm

    I love the clover product and how the flower comes together with this. I would love to get this and I am going to look the next time Im at the store. This would help me alot with my crafts and gifts i make. Thank you for the chance to win.

  13. Sue H — July 20, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    Those are too cool! Watch out Rhett (my mini-doxie) – when I hopefully win you are about to get flowered!!!!!

  14. maria — July 20, 2011 @ 2:42 pm

    I love clover, but more for the knitting crochet accoessories. But they are genius, I have there knitting noddie. And both me and the small one love it. It makes great Large I cord for me and the small gets to practice crochet on something she can fit into her hands.

    Im going to have to find the flowers now. :) thanks

  15. Erika Davison — July 20, 2011 @ 2:46 pm

    I love Clover!!! I have all the yo yo makers and definitely want to add the flower makers in my collection. I love the fact that these are such portable crafts. I always have a crafty entertainment back with me and these will make a perfect addition!!

  16. amy harrison — July 20, 2011 @ 2:46 pm

    C reavtive
    L ovely
    O ne of a Kind
    V ersatile
    E xciting
    R eally, really fabulous!!!!

  17. Ellie — July 20, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    Wonderful that Clover has come up with this (for us folding illiterates)! I would love to have one, and make lots of flowers!

  18. Mary — July 20, 2011 @ 2:51 pm

    lOvE this tool! I can’t wait to have more. I have great ideas for these flowers, (i.e. handbags of course, sweaters, and scarves, just to name a few. CLOVER makes the easiest tools to work with and lots of imagination for your to explore!

  19. Rhonda — July 20, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

    Oh happy day!

    Take a few pretty fabrics + one Kanzashi flower maker + my favorite Lazy Girl purse pattern + a bit of sewing time = Priceless!!

  20. Maria Medeiros — July 20, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    WOW! These are so wonderful! I just got into making hand made items and this would be soooo perfect! :D These looks so amazing! Especially that they make each petal the same! :D YAY!

  21. Jackie, from TEXAS — July 20, 2011 @ 3:12 pm

    Clover just made sewing easy for me. I love flowers of any shape, color, and size. This enables me to make them fast and easy to use on my scrapbook pages, headbands, purses, and much more! Finally easy just for me, thanks for a chance to win!

  22. sarah m — July 20, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    these look awesome :) thanks for the chance to win!!

  23. Leyna Rynearson — July 20, 2011 @ 3:16 pm

    I love Clover so much, I think THREE leaf clovers are good luck. I love Clover so much, I put yo-yos on EVERYTHING, including the other kind of yo-yo. I love Clover so much, if clover were a decently hygenic young man, it would be a ninja-fight to the death between me and every other crafter, AND I WOULD WIN.
    Lovelovelove. I doodle Clover’s name all over my notebooks. I called my mother to tell her about me and Clover. She approves (because she loves when I sew!).
    And if I win, I love Clover even more for buying me flowers!!!!!

  24. Pat E — July 20, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

    As a long time sewer, I have been using Clover “helpers” for many years. I still have my original seam ripper from back when I was in junior high school, and that is probably longer than many of you have been alive. It still works like it is brand new out of the package. My mom worked in a dry cleaning plant and they also used Clover brand tools. I used to call them the tools of the trade. I love making flowers out of ribbon and fabric. Have embellished a lot of clothing in my years. I have branched out and now make hair accessories and these kanzashi flowers are the prettiest out of all of the flowers I make. This tool is awesome and would cut my time in half with no guessing. My local Joann’s is the last to get anything new and that makes me sad. Would love to win a complete set. Thanks for considering me.

  25. Karen C. — July 20, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

    I love all things from Clover.

  26. sara — July 20, 2011 @ 3:48 pm

    i am now stalking clover to see what new fantastic makers they may come out with next! i bought the frills first….wonderful! i have 2 styles of the new kansashi makers in large….amazing! they come out perfect and polished. just finished a large custom order of the pointed petal flowers for a group attending a conference…wanted to make their team stand out. it boggles my mind how clover created these flowers but i am so excited they do!

  27. Wendy — July 20, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

    I am not good at sewing anything but looking for easy ways to spice up dresses,headbands,bags,ect. and this looks like something very easy to use. Thanks so much for making things for us not so talented people.

  28. Dennis — July 20, 2011 @ 3:55 pm

    Clover does make some awesome tools. They make crafting a lot easier I use the round yo yo maker and the heart and flower yo yos. GThanks for having this giveaway.

  29. MelodyJ — July 20, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

    I really want to learn how to make these flowers.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

  30. Sue Jackson — July 20, 2011 @ 4:34 pm

    I love everything Clover…have all the yo-yo makers and use them all the time. I probably have put yo-yo’s on everything from quilts to garden markers to beach towels. The flowers have always looked too hard to try and directions just got me nowhere. I’m sure Clover has met the challenge to teach everyone how to make them. They’re gorgeous and look fantastic on your purse. Thanks for the opportunity to maybe win the template.

  31. Gina C. — July 20, 2011 @ 4:47 pm

    I love my Clover products, so I’d love to try these! My favourite are my yoyo makers.

  32. Marcia — July 20, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

    Those are soooo neat! If I don’t win I think I will have to buy them anyways! Thanks for the opportunity to try and win!

  33. Stacy — July 20, 2011 @ 5:04 pm

    Clover is so clever.. Love it.

  34. sue — July 20, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

    I did a program at my library using the Clover yo-yo maker and they were a huge hit! I’d love to do a program with the Clover Kanzashi makers. Our budget has been cut to the bone, so these 6 Clover Kanzashi flower makers would really help us out! Thanks for making this giveaway available!

  35. Kristin Wu — July 20, 2011 @ 5:12 pm

    I have never seen these before. I love LOVE to give them a try. I have been folding each flower by hand and it takes forever. I bet with those they would be 1,000 times faster.

  36. Pat — July 20, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

    I love the Clover yo-yo makers! I have all kinds of the different styles to use on my bags, etc. I have a book on how to make the Kanzashi flowers. I would LOVE to have the templates to make my creations easily while I watch TV, etc.! It brings a smile to my face to think of all the beautiful flowers I can make for the people I care about! : )

  37. Elna Gustavsson — July 20, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

    I make lots of bags and this would be a zazzy way to embellish them. I love all the Clover prooducts!!

  38. Ying — July 20, 2011 @ 5:19 pm

    Oh me oh my! Look at those flowers. Wow. Thanks for ideas! Can’t wait to find them and make some cuties flowers to stick onto alligator clips for the babies!!!

  39. Candy — July 20, 2011 @ 5:20 pm

    These are so cool! I love making purses and bags for my sister-in-laws, daughter, daughter-in-law and granddaughters for Christmas. I am new to the field of “quilting” and have mediocre sewing skills. It seems that I spend more on tools and “how-to” books/magazines, I have hardly anything left to purchase material with. I would love to have these tools to add to my collection of tools so I can dress up those bags and purses even more.

    Though I have never won anything, it is always fun trying. Thanks for the opportunity.

  40. Chris Willis — July 20, 2011 @ 5:30 pm

    Clover …

    How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
    I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
    My needle can reach, when feeling out of sight
    For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
    I love thee to the level of everyday’s
    Most quiet stitch, by sun and candle-light.

    (with a nod to Elizabeth Barrett Browning)

  41. Heidi — July 20, 2011 @ 5:35 pm

    Love this can imagine creating flowers for everything!!!

  42. Vicki — July 20, 2011 @ 5:49 pm

    I love, love, love these flowers and have my fingers crossed that I will win.

  43. Connie — July 20, 2011 @ 6:08 pm

    So cool!! I really could use these for adding a touch to the bags I make!!

  44. Amy Anson — July 20, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    I have longhad a great admiration of Clover products but now more than ever b/c my hands have gotten weaker and their tools make things do-able for me,again. I have several sizes of the yoyo templates which are easy to use. I’ve got the butterfly maker on my wishlist and now thisflower maker is tempting me. I think the butterfly, yoyo flowers and this lovely flower would make a nice garden scene on a purse or tote.

  45. Emmi — July 20, 2011 @ 6:22 pm

    I can’t honestly say I’d heard of Clover before reading this, but after reading this, I think I’m in love. I make fabric flowers by hand, but am honestly not that great at it. I think this tool would really help make me better (or at least faster) at decorating: purses, jeans, bags, pillows; the possibilities are endless!

  46. lei loni — July 20, 2011 @ 6:29 pm

    These are awesome. I have seen them made before but with a pattern it would be so much easier. I would love to teach my grand daughter how to make them also. She is very excited about crafting.

  47. Dana — July 20, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

    Wow! I didn’t know they made such a thing. I am new to crafting and these would be so awesome to have. I read you have a tool that makes yo yo’s too. I will be checking those out as well!

  48. Sue Jenkins — July 20, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

    These clover flowers are soo cute. Love em. Want em. Would look awesome on my next margo.

  49. Rebecca — July 20, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

    I love the way Clover products make crafting easy! The instructions are easy to follow making it quick (and fun!) to learn new things. After a few goes (or even one!) you’re confident enough to share the how-to with a friend (or in my case daughter) and then you’re both off and away, embellishing and crafting to your heart’s content! The only problem then is who gets to use what tool first! :D

  50. Cindy — July 20, 2011 @ 7:22 pm

    My sewing, tatting, crochet and craft room has many lonely Clover products that are just waiting for the company of this flower garden! In fact, they are already planning the projects they could do . . .

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