Clover kanzashi flower maker - raw edges?

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I have finally got around to trying out my Clover kanzashi flower maker  
templates, nice results BUT as ever cold be improved on. Has anyone else  
here used these and if you have how do you get around the raw edges?  
Everyone on the reviews says hide the edges under a button etc but I'm  
not keen on the result I can still see the raw edges from the front  
behind the button , the poke out quite a bit. I really wanted to put  
these on my dresses next spring but I think as they are the flowers will  
not wear well when washed. The photo is of my 1st attempt

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Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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Could not cold be improved on , honestly my spelling these days. Sorry.

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Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

Re: Clover kanzashi flower maker - raw edges?
Claire in France wrote:

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Claire, I have never used the device, but I wonder if you could hand  
whip-stitch (or serge?) the cut edges before you sew all the pieces  
together?  Or perhaps cut what will be the 'bottom' edge at more of  
an angle, so it stays at the bottom?

Perhaps you'll find something useful in these instructions for  
making Dior Roses:
http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/14823/create-a-detachable-flower-embellishment

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Beverly
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I am considering trying to cut them bigger than I need and then turning  
the edges by pressing in before putting them in the snap circle.The Doir  
rose in the link you showed Beverly, have the edges turned in by  
stitching and are turned out which seems sensible to me, so I could try  
that but they are quite bulky as they are and I am only using light  
printed cotton. Hey ho experiments .

None of the ones I have seen made up in photos look as if they have the  
raw edges poking out at all, How do they do that? I have only tried the  
large round petal so far I also have large pointed so perhaps I will try  
turning the edges on those as an experiment.


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Claire in Montreal FRANCE
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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