Here y'all go...enjoy!
Supplies you'll need:
2 1/2" x WOF piece of fabric
2 1/2" square of felt
Button and pin back
Hot glue and Roxanne's Glue-Baste-It
The first thing you want to do is trim the selvage off each end of your 2 1/2" strip.
Then run a small bead of Roxanne's down each end and turn over 1/4".
This creates a nice clean edge without having to sew a seam.
Next, fold your strip in half width wise with wrong sides together.
And using a large basting stitch on your machine sew a 1/4" seam.
Be sure to leave 3" long thread tails at both the beginning and end of your strip.
TIP: Use a different color for your bobbin thread from your top thread.
You'll understand why as you keep reading.
Your strip should now look like this.
Next, tie the threads together to make a knot at one end of your strip.
This will keep you from losing your thread and gathers in the next step.
Starting at one end of your gathered strip, arrange it how you'd like it and
place a small bead of hot glue at the bottom edge of the strip and press it into place.
Next, trace approximately a 2 1/4" circle onto your felt square and cut it out.
To attach the felt to the back of your flower, place hot glue around the perimeter of your circle
and an X across the middle. Then place on the back of your flower and press together firmly.
Attach the pin back by place a small bead of hot glue along it and pressing it to the center of the felt.
LAST STEP! Flip over your flower and place a big glob of hot glue in the center.
Then press your button into place. Hold it for a minute or so to give the glue time to cool.
And voila...you're done!
I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial...and that it made sense.
If you make these flowers, I'd love to see what you do with them. They have sooooo many uses!
Here is a flower I attached to a headband. I've actually made a few of these.
Next I want to make a flower bouquet! Wouldn't that be fun?!
Till next time...