Fabric rag wreath tutorial 布リース作りかた




Would you like to decorate your home with a beautiful handmade wreath for this holiday season? And wouldn't it be nice if you can make good use of those ever growing fabric scraps in your sewing room?

If you answered yes to both of these questions, this tutorial is for you!  This is a quick and simple no sew project, yet it sure adds that special touch to your home.  I also think the handmade wreaths will make great holiday gifts for your friends, teachers, and family members.

Okay, let's begin.  Here are the required supplies:

みなさんこんにちは!今日はクリスマス・シーズンに向けて手作り布リースの作り方をご紹介させていただきます。ハギレを使って簡単にできるのでよかったら是非お試しください♪ 


You will need: 使用する材料。
  • One 12 inch (30 cm) Styrofoam wreath purchased from local Joann store (30センチ大の発泡スチロール製のリース。私はアメリカの手芸量販店 Joann にて購入)
  • 1 chopstick or screw driver (割り箸一本。または、スクリュードライバーでもOK。)
  • Craft glue (工作用のり)
  • Various fabric scraps of your choice (はぎれたくさん)
  • Approximately 1 yard 10 inches, or 115 cm, of matching ribbon. I used red velvet ribbon of 5/8 inch or 1.5 cm in width. (1.5センチ幅のベルベットなどのリボンを約1.2メートル分)
  • pinking shears (ピンキングはさみ)


Directions: 作り方。

Are you ready to begin? 
では始めますね!



Using pinking shears, cut out fabric scraps of your choice into approximately 2 inch x 2 inch (or 5 cm x 5 cm) squares.  The squares does not need to be precisely in this size, it can be a bit bigger or smaller.

まずはピンキングはさみを使ってはぎれを5センチ四方に切ります。この際、四角を正確に切る必要はありません。おおまかにカットしてOKです。



Here, I mainly cut green, red, and white prints to lift up the holiday spirits.  But of course, you can use any fabric selection of your choice.   

Note: you don't need to cut out too many squares as shown here; you may want to begin with less number of squares and add as you go.

今回はクリスマス用のリースなので赤、白、緑色のはぎれを中心に用意してみましたが、色や柄はお好みで。はじめに大量のハギレをカットしても良いですが、作業をしながら少しずつ足していったほうが色の調整などができてよいかもしれません。



Pour a small amount of craft glue into a flat container.  Here, I used a recycled jar lid.

空き瓶の蓋などに工作用のりを少量用意する。




Then, take one 2" x 2" fabric square and place it on your palm RIGHT side up

ピンキングはさみで5センチ四方にカットしたハギレ一枚を表を上にして手のひらにのせる。


Place a tip of the pointy side of your chopstick or a screw driver in the mid point of the square fabric.

このように割り箸またはスクリュードライバーの先を四角布の中心に置く。


Wrap the square around the chopstick (or the screw driver) like this.

割り箸(またはスクリュードライバー)の先端を布でくるくると巻きつける。


Dab a small portion of craft glue on to the tip...

先端に少量の工作のりをつける。


Then stick the fabric-covered chopstick into the Styrofoam.   Be careful that you don't pierce the fabric with the chopstick, and also be careful not to go too deep inside the foam.   As long as the hole you made into the foam is not too deep and the square does not come off easily, you're on the right track.

先端に工作のりがついたままの状態で発泡スチロールのリース表面に刺しこむ。それほど深く刺す必要はなく、生地が外れてこなければOK。


Keep on sticking the fabric-covered chopstick on to the Styrofoam in a random manner.

適当に隙間をあけながら、発泡スチロールリースの表面を四角布で埋めていく。



Here, the fabric squares are randomly stabbed into the wreath foam.

赤いハギレを刺し終えたところです。


Continue the same process using other fabric squares until one side of the wreath foam is entirely covered with fabric squares.   Check and see if there are no empty spots.

この調子でリース表面全体が生地で埋まるまで刺し続けます。表面に空いている隙間がないかどうか最終チェックします。(リースの片面のみをハギレ生地で埋めればOK。リースの裏面は埋める必要はありません)。


Now that I've covered one side of the foam wreath, let's move on to make the ribbon hanging.     Cut the ribbon into 28 inches (70 cm) long to make the hanging.

リース表面全体を生地で覆うことができたら、今度は吊りリボンを作ります。用意したリボンを70センチ長さにカットします。


Sew both ends of the ribbon with a sewing machine or by hand stitches, to make a ribbon loop.

リボンの両端を中表で縫い合わせて、輪っかを作ります。


Place the ribbon loop on the fabric wreath...

リボンで作った輪っかをリースの上にのせます。


Then pull one end of the ribbon loop through the opposite loop end like this.

このように、一方の輪っかの端をもう一方の輪に通します。


Then, cut the remaining ribbon into 18 inches long to make the decorating ribbon.

残ったリボン(約70センチ長さ)でリボン結びをします。


Tie a ribbon knot on to the hanging ribbon like this.

このように吊りリボンに直接リボン結びをします。


To prevent the ribbon ends from fraying, you may want to dab both ends of the tied ribbon into the craft glue.   Let dry.

ほつれ防止のために、今結んだばかりのリボンの両端に工作のりを少量つけておきます。よく乾かします。


Close up of the fabric rag wreath...

ハギレリースを近くで見るとこんな感じです。


The back side of the wreath will look like this.

リース裏側です。ご覧のとおり、裏側にははぎれ生地を刺していません。


Tada!  The fabric rag wreath is completed!
Simple yet beautiful, isn't it?

完成です!簡単布リースの出来上がりです。

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and I'd like to see your handmade wreath if you make one for yourself!


Wreath is not just for holidays... Here's an image of my flower bouquet wreath made in the same manner but using fresh and vibrant colors!

布リースはクリスマスの期間限定だけではありません。こんなふうにカラフルなハギレを利用して春色のリースを作ってもいいですね。→☆


Edited to add: 

Now my Fabric Rag Wreath tutorial is on youtube! Click here to check it out!

今回ご紹介した布リース作り方がユーチューブに掲載されました!全編英語ですが、よろしかったらご覧になってみてくださいね。→☆




Thanks for reading and have a happy holidays! 

最後までご覧になっていただきありがとうございます。皆さんも楽しいクリスマスシーズンをお過ごしくださいね♪

***Love, Amy***

19 comments:

cocostitch said...

これ、可愛いですね~。2インチ角に切るときにぎざぎざのハサミを使うのがちょっと大変そうだけど、その分だけ直線切りで仕上げたのよりずっと可愛く仕上がりますね。
リースのフォームはもっと小さいのもあるのかな?チビバージョンで作りたいなぁ~って思いました。

amy/chick chick sewing said...

cocostitchさん、店頭には、このリース型(12インチ)より一回り大きい物と小さい物がありました。 ちびリースで作っても可愛いかもしれません。 ギザギザハサミで切る作業は(糸くずは大量に出ますが)それ自体は私にとっては楽しい作業です。 なんといってもハギレを活用できるのでそれが一番嬉しいですー☆

LauraLRF said...

Magnific!!! Fantastic and simple!

PY said...

Amy, this is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing . I appreciate your kindness for preparing such a detail tutorial !

Speckled Hen said...

Great tutorial!

amy/chick chick sewing said...

Thank you, Laura, PY, and Speckled Hen! Hope you ladies will find this tute helpful, if you ever plan to make fabric wreath on your own ;)

Sachiko said...

Very pretty, I love how you attached each fabric pieces. Thank you for linking!

amy/chick chick sewing said...

Thank YOU, Sachiko, for hosting the wonderful and inspirational link party always! It's so fun to be part of it :)

Irēna said...

a beautiful idea and tutorial! Thank you!

amy/chick chick sewing said...

Thank you, Irena, for your comments :) Hope you enjoy making the fabric rag wreath, too!

Farah Muzaffar said...

That's wonderful, so easy and colourful ... it will be a fun to make it... Sure I will go for it..
I would love if you come and enjoy the fragrance of sweet potpourri heart at
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

Farah Muzaffar said...

Amy
I am your newest follower from Pakistan.I would love if you come and enjoy the fragrance of sweet potpourri heart at
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

desertskyquilts said...

Somehow, I find this post every year and think about making this easy wreath. This might be the year! Thank you for sharing the idea. I certainly have the fabric scraps!

Amy Morinaka said...

Hello desertskyquilts! Hope you have a chance to whip up this wreath with your fabric scraps this year^^

Wishing you the happiest holiday season ever from California... xoxo, Amy

JulieM said...

I love this idea and it looks so easy. I will be going to Joann's tomorrow to get the rings and make this. Thanks for the easy tutorial.
Julie

Fabrics said...

Well done!, wow it's lovely and it looks so easy to deal with, thanks for sharing, can't wait to work for it.

Sue King said...

I love that you wrote your tutorial in English and Japanese. I love making crafts and sometimes my mom wants to try them; but to read everything in English is difficult for my mom to understand; she is Japanese! She loves making things and I so appreciate the fact that you also wrote it in Japanese; when I make these for next Christmas as gifts; if my mom wants to make them I can just print it out for her and she can make them as well. Thanks again! I will be back to look at more of your beautiful ideas! Sue in Washington State.

Amy Morinaka said...

Hello Sue King, I'm so happy to hear that you and your mom can share my tutorial in both languages, Japanese and English!

Hope you have a wonderful 2014 with lots of love, happiness and crafty moments! And please send my warmest "Kon-ni-chi-wa" smile to your talented mother, please!

xoxo, Love from California, Amy

Anonymous said...

Thank you, for such clear instructions. It is now do-able!!

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