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8/17/16

Crepe Paper Rosettes Tutorial: the original


MATERIALS:
 
Crepe paper rolls or sheets
Needle and thread
Ribbon Scraps

SEWING YOUR CREPE PAPER ROSETTES

Did you know that Crepe Paper Rosettes is one of the most popular tutorials?
Everyone wants to learn how to make them right!

CREPE PAPER ROSETTES USES

There are so many uses for them. You can wear them as a funky brooch; use them on your craft projects, as gift toppers... and the list goes on.

 TIP:

When choosing your papers keep in mind that some folded {it comes folded like the tissue paper} crepe paper is made from recycled paper and its texture might be a little thinner, sew your pieces carefully.


MEASURE AND CUT YOUR CREPE PAPER STRIPS

Let’s get you started! Start by cutting a length of crepe paper about 17 inches long by 1 inch and ¾ wide.
If you like your crepe paper rosettes really fluffy like mine on this photo above you might want to cut them a little longer. But start working on one and see if you like it.

TIP:

If your crepe paper rosettes didn’t turn out as fluffy. Or if you run out of paper {it happens} I have a little trick to share with you! You can glue them on to of each other adding a tiny drop of glue right in the center using your glue gun. You will achieve the same fluffiness!


 TIP:

Have a look at the veins on my crepe paper strip above. If you are using a crepe paper roll you won’t need to worry about this. But if you are cutting your paper strips from folded rolls you need to make sure you are cutting them the right way.


There is no need to be an expert to sew crepe paper rosettes; all you need to keep in mind is not to pull to hard from it while stitching to shape your rosette. Your stitches should be small just like in the photos above. Work slowly.

TIP:

If you have a few pieces of crepe paper in different colours make rosettes in many sizes.
Add a small one to the top {no need to sew it, you can also attach it with a tiny drop of glue using your glue gun} of the big one for more dimension.

 Enjoy!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gabriela Delworth. Crafts Designer & Stylist, Author, Instructor. Makes creativity a ritual. Aesthetically reactive to beautiful things. 
Mission: to inspire you.

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