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. Rie — July 20, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

    They make the best products don’t they… I wonder if they have a lucky 4 leaf clover template!

  2. Barb Midgley — July 20, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    These flowers are great. We have a Holiday Bazaar each year at church and I think these flowers would sell really well. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Bianca — July 20, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    Clever Clover, very clever!!

    Clever Clover before you i used to boil over!
    Clever Clover before you i thought my sewing was over!
    Clever Clover you’re all over our sewing needs!
    Clever Clover i bend over to your clever Clover ways!

    Oh wow how fantastic do they look!!! They will make someone SUPER happy

  4. Candace Dallas — July 20, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

    Well, Roll me over in the clover! I want to make some of those flowers up there.

  5. Lori — July 20, 2011 @ 9:06 pm

    Having already learned how to make Kanzashi flowers the “old school” way, I didn’t think this was really necessary; however, after watching the Clover demos on YouTube, I’m totally intrigued and I want one! Pick me! Pick me!

  6. Corvus — July 20, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

    I love that clover comes out with some innovative products for playing with fabric. I know how to fold petals by hand, but would love to try out some templates.

  7. Ami M. — July 20, 2011 @ 9:07 pm

    Those flower makers are super cool! This is the first thing I have seen by Clover but, will be sure to look for more especially if everything else is just as cool. Thank you for sharing these with us.

  8. Debbie — July 20, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

    With your and Clover’s help-I could be a lazy crazy daisy maker! Thanks for the chance to win! Love their other products as well.

  9. Nancy in DFW — July 20, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

    I love to embellish Lazy Girl Bags, and this one is great! Put my name in! Nancy in DFW

  10. Tammie S — July 20, 2011 @ 10:29 pm

    I LOVE clover! I already have like every size of their yo-yo templates!!

  11. Annette Crain — July 20, 2011 @ 10:48 pm

    These flower makers are really sweet! Love seeing the feminine touch of having flowers in your hair, in your daughter’s hair, on purses and on hats. I am so glad that Clover has invented these flower makers. They look super simple to make and the fact that you can have your project portable is another great PLUS!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win.
    Nettie

  12. Sandra — July 20, 2011 @ 11:11 pm

    I have been looking for something that will help me make a variety of flowers. Of course, Clover answered my wishes. I just built a sewing room and the flower makers are perfect to add to it!

    Clover comes up with such clever things–even I come across as talented when I use them.

  13. Deb — July 20, 2011 @ 11:16 pm

    Hi from Down Under!!!! These flowers look fantastic. I would love to win one of your flower makers!!!! Haven’t seen them in Australia – well not in Tasmania anyway. Would be great to really start a trend over here. Cheers Deb

  14. Ellen — July 21, 2011 @ 12:17 am

    Love Clover ’cause I love needle working

  15. Elizabeth — July 21, 2011 @ 1:21 am

    Instant gratification = Clover products! What’s not to love about that! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fabulous prize!

  16. Tracy Lee — July 21, 2011 @ 1:50 am

    I love all of Clover’s products. I use their bamboo knitting needles almost exclusively. The pom-pom make them so easy. This new flower maker is definitely on my wish list.

  17. Ice — July 21, 2011 @ 3:09 am

    I love that clover have such templates! Been trying to make some kanzashi flowers but it would be simpler if I had such templates! =)

  18. Isabelle — July 21, 2011 @ 4:19 am

    I love the clover flower. It is small but chic and unique. they match practically anything and can be made in all the colours in the universe! The pointed petals are gorgeous and the perfect decorations for anything and everything! I have not made mine yet, but have been planning for ages, so I have to get around to it! They make the perfect gifts and are personalised. They are so fun and simple to make! I love them so much for their somewhat diversity and flexibility. You can design them how you like and put them anywhere. I might just make a bunch of them and put them in a pretty bowl! how about that? They are pretty in themselves! I love these so much and thank you for this amazing giveaway! I would love to win this. Please pick me!!!

    :)

  19. Isabelle — July 21, 2011 @ 4:19 am

    thank you!!!

  20. Sandy — July 21, 2011 @ 4:20 am

    these are chic and simple. I love them!

    would love to win!!

    thank you so much for the chance

  21. wustaz — July 21, 2011 @ 5:59 am

    Clover how I love thee, let me count the ways…….. hehehe I have a bunch (bunch of clovers…. I slay me sometimes) and I love them all. they make my projects so much easier but I really wish they would come out with a tool to help me finish said projects…. oh well, a girl can dream can’t she?

    can you imagine? if I won I would be making flowers and sticking them everywhere….. watch out work I am going to make things all pretty if I win!!!

  22. Ilona — July 21, 2011 @ 7:08 am

    These are so useful! These would be great to dress up the bags I make, or as a brooch or hair-accessoire.
    Soon I”ll be the owner of my first Clover crochet hook, traded it with someone from Scotland. Read so many good reviews, that I was glad to have the opportunity of trading one, as it”s not easy to get hold of one here.

  23. Kate — July 21, 2011 @ 7:44 am

    I love these templates and am always looking for new materials to try anthem.

  24. Caroline — July 21, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    Wow they are fantastic would love to win so i could make my own do they work with paper i would love to put some on the cards i make…..

  25. Leslie — July 21, 2011 @ 7:59 am

    I have used clover punch needle tools for a while. I would love to try these flower makers!

  26. Mimi — July 21, 2011 @ 8:19 am

    Clover products are awesome!! I would love to make these gorgeous flowers to embellish the bags that I make! Thanks for the chance!!

  27. Hanna — July 21, 2011 @ 8:21 am

    I have been noticing that Clover has a variety of different flowers and I would love to win this variety to add some spunk to the bags I make! Thank you!

  28. Linda — July 21, 2011 @ 8:22 am

    Love that extra punch that the flowers gives a project…

  29. Ricki Duke — July 21, 2011 @ 8:34 am

    These are way to cool. Clover makes some really cool products. Love to win these

  30. Julia D — July 21, 2011 @ 8:37 am

    All of the Clover products I have and I use, are great!
    Every time my favorites stores have the coupons,the first items I look for are the Clover ones.
    Little by little I have purchased them and now that I see these flower makers,I’ll cross my fingers, so I may own them.
    Thanks for the videos and this page.

  31. JO — July 21, 2011 @ 8:39 am

    just when ya think nothing else will grab ya, something like this comes along!!! LOVE ‘em! & love what you did!

  32. Rebecca — July 21, 2011 @ 8:46 am

    Wow, do I ever love this Clover flower product! Not only do I love, love, love this, but I need it! Need + love = gotta have! So, thank you for the giveaway opp and I hope that I’m one of those lucky winners so that I can make flowers for all of my sweet friends and girl family members :) [sorry guys!]. Have a great day!! Clover rocks!

  33. Priyeni — July 21, 2011 @ 8:57 am

    I simply must win this. we don’t grow clover in Sri Lanka & they will be a big hit. Thanks

  34. Nancy — July 21, 2011 @ 9:21 am

    Oh my Gosh seeing this Give Away is like a dream! I Love my Clover Products, and I have been watching videos in the past couple weeks of Barbara from http://www.Joggles.com make these beautiful flowers!! I would just love to have even just one to make the flowers for my little Granddaughters dresses, and embellish other handmade products but the out of pocket just isn’t there right now. I think Clover just went over the moon when they designed this handy Flower Maker!!

    Good Luck to the Winner!!!
    Nancy

  35. Jennifer Russ — July 21, 2011 @ 9:35 am

    Would love to have a Clover flower maker! I am crazy over fabric flowers! Love pinks, greens, & yellows. I have some cute buttons to embellish. Pick me::::)))))

  36. Kathy McElroy — July 21, 2011 @ 9:52 am

    I love, love, love flowers, of all kinds. Clover flower templates are the best ever for making your own. What a terrific giveaway. My 86 year old Mother and I could sit and make flowers all day with these! What a joy that would be.

  37. Cathy Peal — July 21, 2011 @ 10:05 am

    I have heard about these templates and seen just a few – but not made up – I am a big believer in Clover products and have always believed that it has a Clover label – you have the right product and will be pleased.

  38. vicki — July 21, 2011 @ 10:08 am

    OOOh my goodness I don’t know how to Clover but I certainly would love to try it!! I love flowers ( real or otherwise) so winning this awesom package would be wonderful plus it would help me learn a new craft.

    Going to bookmark this blog so if I don’t win I will be able to come back and buy!!

  39. Celestine — July 21, 2011 @ 10:14 am

    WOW I LOVE, love Clover products.

  40. Natasha J — July 21, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    im going to be honest, i dont think that i own anything from this brand, im new to sewing. but these are the coolest things i have ever seen, i would totally uses these to embillish everything, from acessories, to clothings, to papercrafts, i mean EVERYTHING.

  41. Nangy — July 21, 2011 @ 10:27 am

    I love Clover products!!!! I bought the YO-YO makers for my 7 year old granddaughter and she loves making yo-yos to embelish things with We would LOVE to have the flower makers!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  42. shari harniss — July 21, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    So neat! I can’t wait to try this!

  43. Anna — July 21, 2011 @ 10:40 am

    Clover just makes my heart swell with joy. They are bringing back to life old techniques and making them popular again. Pompoms, yo-yos, and so many other great old treats. So wonderful to see everyone rediscovering the joys of handmade!!!

  44. smfsprout — July 21, 2011 @ 10:50 am

    Woe is me. I can sew but I cannot create. My granddaughter is such a beautiful little girl and loves pretty things. Anything that turns her from an ordinary girl into a princess. Alas, I am but a mere servant to her whims and desires. Perhaps you will find it in the kindness of your heart to rescue me by granting me the magical tools that will forever grant me the “Flower Power” to embelish her world. Thanks.

  45. Rhonda — July 21, 2011 @ 11:04 am

    WOW!!! I have been using Clover products for years and years. I have a 13 year old Granddaughter and she and I have been refashioning thrift store finds for her to get ready to go back to school. She wants to dress stylish but her parents cannot afford what she wants so we copy things that she sees and likes. These flower makers are just awesome and we would LOVE to have them. She loves the fabric flowers. I would so love to win!!! So … please pick me.

    But .. regardless of who wins thank you for the opportunity. This is an awesome give-away.
    Rhonda (and Cierra) :)

  46. Krystle Wainscott — July 21, 2011 @ 11:29 am

    I have never heard of clover, but from what you just showed on this post I should have heard about it long ago! :) I have just recently fallen in love with handmade flowers & love the simplicity of using this product! If I am chosen for this giveaway then I can save time in my flower making so maybe I can spend more time being lazy sitting on the couch eating bonbons ;) … maybe not… I don’t really like bonbons lol

  47. Lelia — July 21, 2011 @ 11:30 am

    Your flower is delightful. clover has done it again! The possibilities are endless.

  48. Cindy Perkins — July 21, 2011 @ 12:04 pm

    My work friends & I are always bringing in our craft projects that we are working on to share new ideas; they would all go nuts over these Kanzashi Flower Makers and be so jealous that I won these!
    thanks

  49. Kate — July 21, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    Love these flowers………..just saw them made in silky Batiks, at a street fair, as hair ornaments…………………Clover products never disappoint, and I’d love to win the large pointed flower.
    Kate

  50. redcarousellion — July 21, 2011 @ 12:27 pm

    love any of the clover templates – they have made my crafting so much easier. They are small enough that I can put them in my beach bag and take then to the beach with me. I make them while I sit conversing with my friends listening to waves crashing.

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