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How to make a fabric poppy

How to make a fabric poppy Friend? This is a popular search request that regularly brings visitors to my website. And more so now, when poppy flowers are in very much in demand.

 Let us have a look how we, too, can make this so familiar, yet so unique, versatile and different flower.
I have always been charmed by the opulent petals of this beautiful flower. If you have been following PresentPerfect Creations for a while Friend, you can probably remember that I released a tutorial on a beginner no tool fabric poppy very early on in my teaching career.
This simple yet accessible design is still popular and can be found on my wesbite together with a relevant kit.
In case if you do not have a set of tools, dyes, etc this is a flower to try and make Friend. Right now with the purchase of the kit you get the poppy corsage tutorial FREE OF CHARGE.
As part of my live video demonstration schedule, I presented an online demonstration on very popular wild velvet poppies.  These velvet red velvet poppy brooch beauties are compact and rather robust thanks to the choice of materials which means they are so very wearable. The detailed centre adds extra realism to this stunning bloom.
Needless to say these poppies can be made in a variety of coours. Think white, purple, black as well as other colours for yours. This simple yet impactful flower brooch remains one of the most popular in my shop.
If you missed this live demonstration Friend, do not worry as the full recording of this demo is now available for you on my website.
To learn more about this demonstration use the button below.
As you might already know, this year I have offered a new subscription service to all my flower making artists, which is called Flora Fan Creative Club and hosted on Patreon.
icelandic poppy centres For a very reasonable monthly fee right now you can get a number of benefits, the main ones include:
❀ Monthly Live Online Demonstration from the month of joining onwards (the next one on Roses is in June 2023)
❀ Members Discounts on my FLOWER TUTORIALS and COURSES
❀ Exclusive mini tutos
and more.
One of the exclusive mini tutorials that are only available to the member of the club is devoted to creating delicate flower centres suitable for Icelandic (and other) poppies as shown above. You will also find a template for icelandic poppies in the Flora Fan club.
To learn more about the club, the benefits and how to join it use the button below

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If case you are ready for a real challenge Friend, I encourage you to make a large blousy oriental type poppy with me.
This poppy is part of my advanced OVERSIZED BLOOMS video course launched several months ago and is the most advanced poppy flower to date. It is perfect for hat trims as well as flower headpieces and headbands.

 Apart from this mind blowing poppy the course included 2 more breath taking large flowers, a rose and a peony.

To watch the introductory video for this course use the button below

In case if you are lucky enough to already own some of these tutorials but somehow you have not come round to actually making any poppies yet Friend now is the time!
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silk poppy

New silk poppy

Undoubtedly fabric poppies have always been popular. Especially fire engine red ones, which resemble the simple wild poppies grown without any cultivation in a natural setting. As we all know the red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem “In Flanders Fields”. To cater for all tastes I have several Remembrance poppies in my portfolio ranging from satin to velvet ones, with and without foliage, with just 4 petals or a fuller version with 14. Here is one of the most popular designs:

Remembrance Poppy Brooch
You can order this poppy here
But those of us who are into gardening surely know oriental poppies with their large blooms and fluffy leaves.
My newest poppy creation was inspired by these impressive oriental poppies.
 An amazingly full and at the same time light, almost transparent large poppy flower can be turned into an impressive headpiece to complete a wedding or romantic look, a corsage or a hat decoration.
Large silk poppy
I made it using finest silk fabrics that have been painted by hand. The flower can be created in other colours to match your outfit or colour scheme. For more information on the poppy flower please head to my Etsy shop
Silk poppy headdress
What colour poppy do you personally prefer? Will you wear one on Remembrance day?

Velvet poppy brooch

In November I was talking about new poppy designs which I would like to add to my oh-so-popular existing line. One of the ideas was to create a poppy using luxurious velvet fabric. Finally last weekend I found the time for this experiment.
Please welcome the wild poppy made of cotton velvet for petals and cotton melton for leaves and stems.


Velvet poppy brooch

The flower is mounted on  brooch base for easy attachment. Here’s how the back of it looks like

As always all the leaves and in this case petals are lined with silk organza. The poppy brooch is available at my Etsy shop.
I hope you will like the new poppy design as you do the previous ones. Meanwhile I shall think about implementing my other ideas in soft velvet and luxurious pure silks.

Veteran poppies

It is the beginning of November and I am busy making veteran poppies! Buyers manage to find my flowers on some obscure websites I forgot I was using to sell my handmade brooches 🙂

This year I slightly modernised the look of 2 brooches I am selling as veteran poppies: one of the brooches is made of cotton velvet and no leaves or stems

Veteran poppies
Veteran poppy in velvet
Veteran poppy

the other one (although with less petals) features 2 hand painted pure silk leaves

Veteran poppy

I already have fresh exciting ideas for new poppies for the next year which I will present soon. I am going to play with new fabrics and probably shapes too.
Another idea which is hanging in the air is to make a leather poppy. I wonder if my dear customers like it… I am definitely going to give it a go especially that I have all the needed materials including gorgeous thin red leather for it.

As a kind reminder I would like to mention my poppy tutorial again. Using this tutorial you still have plenty of time to create a poppy (or two!) to wear or give to someone special before the 11 November.

The poppies are available for purchase from my online shop. The tutorial can be purchased from  my Tutorials e-store.

You can also follow me on Instagram here.

how to make a fabric poppy

New tutorial out! Ever so popular fabric poppy – let’s get creative this autumn

Would like to learn how to make a fabric poppy? Read on 🙂

I have been meaning to do that for quite some time and finally today I am happy to share with you my latest tutorial!

With Remembrance Day just round the corner the timing seems just right. But red poppy flower is not only for Poppy day. This stylish accessory is ideal for complementing an outfit or making a unique gift for your loved ones.

Honestly I do not know anybody who would not like poppies. But the real flower seems to be so short-lived that there is no other option left really

fabric poppy corsage kit pattern but to capture its beauty and preserve it in fabric. And this is when my tutorial comes in handy. It is suitable for beginners as well as more advanced artists.

Although more complex designs requires special millinery tools, the design I have for you today requires no special tools or expensive fabrics but still allows you to create a fantastic handmade accessory.

With more than 60 pictures explaining in detail the whole process of creating your own designer accessory, this 49 page .pdf ebook (no hard copy is available) will teach you how to create a bright fabric poppy to be used in accessories, as wedding decorations, in millinery and much more. I have included the pattern too.

To find out what tools and materials are needed the tutorial please head to my Tutorials e-store

In case if you have got millinery tools and would like to try a more advanced version of this popular flower, check out this recording of the live online video demonstration on WILD VELVET POPPIES. A combination of soft velvet and luxurious golden metallic backing fabric create a beautifully sculptured velvet poppy flower perfect for a special occasion as well as for everyday wear.

To learn more about this poppy and how to make it visit the live online video demonstration on WILD VELVET POPPIES.

How to make a fabric poppy? Now you know too 🙂


If you’d like me to comment on your creations and give advice what needs improvement, please share your poppies in the comments to this post and I’ll be more than happy to give you my feedback free of charge.leather poppy flower tutorial

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