Monday, July 12, 2010

Flower Power!


Here's a cute and easy fabric flower to use on dresses, headbands, purses, etc.    I designed this one to go on a little dress-- who knows when the dress will be finished!



Here are the instructions:
First cut eight three inch squares

Fold each square in half and press


Stitch along both unfinished edges with a running stitch.  Stitch about 1/8" from the edge.


Pull the thread to gather the edges and tie a knot-- it should look like the picture below.  When you have all of the petals to this point you can serge or zig zag along the edge if you'd like.


Now sew all the petals together.  Five in one circle and three in the next.


Stack small circle on top of large and hand stitch together.

Cut a strip of contrasting fabric for the center of the flower.
2 1/2 inches by 8 inches

Stitch long side and top together and then turn right side out.


Tie a knot in center of the strip.  Tie another knot over the top of the first one.
Put the two ends of the knot through the hole of the flower with the knot on the right side.
Tack the knot in place and make sure no raw edges show from the front.   


On the back, open up the two ends and stitch in place.  Turn under the unfinished edge before stitching.  As you can see the back doesn't need to be beautiful!!!
Sew directly on to your project or sew a pin on the back.  I would suggest the pin for a project that will be washed often.

Here's another look at the finished project!

For some other cute flower ideas check out  The Domestic Diva


5 comments:

  1. this is cute! i think i'll try this for an activity for the residents!

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  2. I'm so excited for this dress too!!

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  3. You are way too creative and good...how about adopting another grand daughter??

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  4. Thanks Vicki. Luckily Portia already has a very creative grandmother!!

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