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”

  1. Debbie — July 21, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

    I love Clover products. The ones I own are my favorite tools to use. They are always coming up with new and innovative ones.

  2. Denise Malbrough — July 21, 2011 @ 1:42 pm

    I could play for hours making these Clover Kanzashi flowers!!

  3. Miriam Klaassen — July 21, 2011 @ 2:27 pm

    The Clover flowers are fabulous and I have simply no idea where to buy their products in the Netherlands, so I would love to “win” one!

  4. Carmen — July 21, 2011 @ 2:35 pm

    Clover products are great. And I love flower of all kinds! To win these would be awesome! Thanks for the giveaway

  5. Audra — July 21, 2011 @ 2:48 pm

    This is so sweet, I can’t miss a beat. I must say again and over and over, I must win that clover. I would become a clover bee putting flowers on everything I see. From little girls to little boys, on coats, hats and toys. Giving love and making joy over and over!!!! I must win that clover!!!!

  6. Donna Rae — July 21, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

    I had no idea Clover’s flower maker was so neat. What a beautiful flower. Would love a set (or even one) of these. Clover does make good products for sure.

  7. Tina Brown — July 21, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

    I am new to sewing and this is the first I’ve seen of these. I’ve seen the hand cut and sewn videos by people who made them look like a chore and hard to make uniformly shaped, as yours are. These seem like great tools. I have been experimenting with burning fabrics, but this seems so much safer and the flowers turn out beautiful.
    Thank you for the write up!!

  8. Tammy Holmes — July 21, 2011 @ 3:56 pm

    I have the world’s most adorable two-year-old niece and a pile of fat quarters. The only thing standing between me and dozens of beautiful hair bows to match all her outfits is a set of Kanzashi Flower Makers from Clover Needlecraft. As my beautiful, brilliant niece has already learned to say ” I NEED IT”!

  9. Amber — July 21, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

    I have to perfectly honest when I admit that i do not own a clover product. I am still figuring out what i would like to make on a long term scale. My sister in law owns a hairbow business and does very well for herself. I make her bows here and there when she has a show coming up and really enjoy the creative part of it, I just wanted to find a few ideas on my own that hasnt been in our area yet! then one day i came across these flowers and thought for her next show i would make them and surprise her! i have so many ideas that i would use for these, including bows, shoes, purses, etc. once you start its hard to stop! the problem was that they never really ended up looking the way i want them to! i will not put nything in mel’s show unless i would buy it myself! bit of a perfectionist, this set would really help out with the hard part while i dream the creative part!

    Sorry so long, the prducts are wonderful and not trying to get an extra bid, but i will get these whether i have to buy them on payday! lol!

  10. Magda — July 21, 2011 @ 4:35 pm

    I love Clover products, It makes is all so neat and easy !! Pick me!!

  11. Kathy Britten — July 21, 2011 @ 7:34 pm

    I LOVE Clover products, the Kanzashi Flower Maker would be fabulous to make flowers for my granddaughters’ dresses and embellishments on the bags I make!!

  12. nicole — July 21, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

    I actually saw a demo of these on a preview video and fell in love with them! When I first started my blog, I had a Welcome to Fall Ya’ll giveaway bonanza and one of the items I had donated was a GORGEOUS fall colored Kanzashi flower pendant made of silk! I bought the matching barrettes for myself as an early birthday present, and then I found some how-to videos that mentioned a great book from Japan. Yup, I bought the book- great photos and illustrations, but sometimes you need instructions! SO when I saw these templates on the video, I fell in love!

    Life has gotten in the way (doesn’t it always, when you have a 4 yr old and a husband? and you got roped into sunday school teaching and vbs director?), and I have yet to make any Kanzashi.

    I actually don;t have any Clover products, but from the videos I would say that these are quality made and super for beginners or advanced crafters!

    Thanks for the opp to win them – may be if I win, I’ll have NO MORE excuses to use the scrap materials from the quilt tops I made, but haven’t quilted yet!

  13. Cecilia Helena Venâncio — July 21, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

    Gostaria de ganhar o conjunto de Makers Flowers Kanzashi. Tenho algumas agulhas de crochet Clover são ótimas .É minha marca preferida para fazer artesanto. Gosto demais de todos os produtos, espero ganhar para fazer mais artesantos maravilhosos. Abraços

  14. Amanda Bailey — July 21, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

    I Love Clover! I have their Needlefelting punchpad as well as the 5-needle felting tool, and also love the yo-yo makers!! They make so many projects easier with their clever tools!!

  15. mitch j — July 21, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

    Clover is great, love them. The Kanzashi Flower Maker is the best. I could literally cover my two girls from head to toe in flowers.

  16. Lindsay — July 21, 2011 @ 9:55 pm

    Okay, I didn’t really know if I loved Clover and hadn’t really heard of them, other than through Diane’s blog CraftyPod. BUT, I did get the chance to see how these work in person at CHA in Chicago, and they are LOVELY in person. I even blogged about them yesterday at

  17. Nikole Lunn — July 21, 2011 @ 10:41 pm

    I am new to quilting gadgets! But wow I am very impressed by these adorable flowers! I would love to get my hands on this so I can decorate several bags I made for christmas gifts.

    Pick me! Pick me! lol Nikole

  18. Pam H — July 22, 2011 @ 2:14 am

    Love the way these flowers go together. I had no idea how to make them and you make it look so easy. Thanks for sharing and have a blessed day.

  19. Cheryl — July 22, 2011 @ 2:43 am

    My daughter brought these great new templates to my attention. She does mixed media projects and was so excited about these templates. So, I sent her the whole set as a gift and now Clover has one more big fan. She loves them. Now I have to get them to play with.

  20. Sandra Brovont — July 22, 2011 @ 5:40 am

    I came across your website quite by accident. I am thrilled to find such cute yet sofisticated embellishments to make and use in thousands of ways. There are not many craft projects I can do anymore. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease recently. I’m sure I’ll be able handle this one. I’ve never heard of “Lazy Girl” or Clover products before now. I’m excited just trying to decide what I want to order first. Thank you for all of the great templates and patterns to choose from.
    From one “Lazy Girl” to another… Sandy Brovont

  21. Claire — July 22, 2011 @ 6:35 am

    I have only just come across this site from links i had already been using. It’s such a great idea and it will be my very next craft on my list. Thanks a lot.

  22. Aunt Pitty Pat — July 22, 2011 @ 10:39 am

    Please enter me in your give away. I am always looking for fun embellishment ideas!

  23. Nancy H — July 22, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    Not only great for purses but would look awesome on the hats I make.

  24. Sue Biles — July 22, 2011 @ 10:41 am

    I love your purse designs. Add the flowers give t hem such Pzzaz! I can imagine headbands for my 3 year old grandbaby witht he flowers also. What else?????? The possibilities are endless…….

  25. Joy — July 22, 2011 @ 10:45 am

    I just recently found this site, altho, I have made several items from the Lazy Girl patterns.
    I love my yo-yo maker and would love to have the flower maker. I am in the process of making a hand bag and one of those flowers would really set it off.

  26. Kylie — July 22, 2011 @ 10:49 am

    I love when a company helps us to create easier, what i love the most though is when it can be created on the go! No more sitting watching the kids sports training being bored when now I can sit and creatte and use my time so much better!!

    Good work Clover on making these flowers oh sew much easier!!!!

  27. Sue Heinlein — July 22, 2011 @ 10:51 am

    I love the yo yo’s and I’m excited to try the flowers! I can see using them to embellish purses, clothing – everything! I love the creative possibilities.

  28. Jewel Campbell — July 22, 2011 @ 10:58 am

    Until I read this post, I had never heard of these. Since I make purses and quits, these would come in handy. Thanks for the awesome give-away!

  29. Apple — July 22, 2011 @ 11:09 am

    Love, Love, Love!!!! This would give me more time to do more crafts and not waste all my time cutting!

  30. Phyllis Finger — July 22, 2011 @ 11:44 am

    I love Clover. My favorite is the Desk Needle Threader and then comes my Yo-Yo Makers. I’d love to have the Flower makers.

  31. Jane McKay — July 22, 2011 @ 12:14 pm

    Hey, Lazies; The tutorial is great. I would love to do this…

  32. JoAn GODFREY — July 22, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

    i love the clover SHAPE makers. i have all but the newest flowers. i NEED them.
    i can see decorating my great niece’s wall hangings and SOMEDAY maybe some grand daughter’s room. IF my kids ever give me any………….I AM WAITING david, diana and brian!!!!!!!!!

  33. Jackie, from Texas — July 22, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

    From one Lazy girl to the next! I want to win, those are awesome. I sure could use those. Easy, fast, and I can do it. thanks for the chance.

  34. Virginia T — July 22, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

    Clover products have been a first choice in numerous notion purchases, really trust ’em. The new flower line is so FUN, and fashionable.

  35. Regina Roza — July 22, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

    What are better than flowers? What are happier than flowers? How can you NOT smile when you see these beautiful flowers?

  36. Kim Tyson — July 22, 2011 @ 3:38 pm

    I tried to make these using the book and they didn’t out too well. Maybe this would be the answer. Looks like fun.

  37. Henria O. — July 22, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

    How wonderful of Clover to offer this generous giveaway! They are the best!

  38. Linda White — July 22, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

    I just came across your website while surfing crafting and needlework sites and I love these! I will be making wrist corsages for my daughters wedding and these would work perfectly for me!

  39. Linda Poole — July 22, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    Hey this looks soooo awsome; really excited about this giveaway; hope it will be ME!
    really love making totes for others and would love to try some of these flowers on some; wow so many ideas come to mind for uses thanks for the creative thoughts!

  40. Billie Loe — July 22, 2011 @ 7:00 pm

    I love the Clover flower maker! Got away from crafts and sewing for a while. But now I have 3 new grandaughters added to my previous 3!!!! Time to get out all that wonderful fabric stash and get to work! Clover makes those creative sewing and craft projects so much easier and allows me be more creative with my own ideas! Got to love Clover products if you have 6 beautiful grandaughters from 3 to 13 years old to make pretties for! Pick me…… I will make good use of the prize for sure!!!!!! ~Grammy Billie

  41. Amy in SC — July 22, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

    So cool! My daughters and I would have a ball with these!

  42. Siobhan — July 22, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

    I love Clover! They have tons of inexpensive, high-quality tools that really take the tedium out of sewing and crafting. They make so many ingenious little devices that would never occur to me–I find something new every time I stop at the craft store and suddenly can’t imagine life without it!

  43. Mary Sue — July 22, 2011 @ 10:54 pm

    Clover has so many tools that it is hard to choose, that’s why I keep buying them. My favorites are the yo-yo makers. But perhaps the Kanzashi flowers will be my new favorites! If I don’t win I will have to try them.

  44. Serendipity — July 22, 2011 @ 11:26 pm

    OMG! I just bought the mini yo yo maker last week!!! Still haven’t perfected it yet but I’m getting there!!! Fabric is making a huge impact in the card/scrapbook scene right now and I am so excited about this!!!

  45. carol c — July 22, 2011 @ 11:33 pm

    Oh wow, I thought they had great rose makers, but this is outstanding! I wanna make the one you did in this article for sure. Thank you for this great opportunity, to expand creating with fabric.

  46. Carolyn H. — July 23, 2011 @ 1:43 am

    What a great way to embellish any purse.. Would look real nice on a simple jacket, too.

  47. michelle row. — July 23, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    Oh my these are so pretty. I have the Clover yo-yo’s and they made my life so much easier. LOL Would love one of these!!!

  48. susan A — July 25, 2011 @ 8:17 am

    I love clover and buy their supplies often. I use their bias tape maker.

  49. Kim B Dolan — July 25, 2011 @ 8:17 am

    Summer tote looks nice and roomy. Recently I have begun loving a larger bag and this once certainly fits the bill…..LOVE THE NEW fabrics showcased….would love to try this pattern, have made many Mirandas but like the idea of a zipper!

  50. Sharon — July 25, 2011 @ 9:08 am

    lovely flowers. Can’t wait to try them