It's been ages since I posted a tutorial! I love how this turned out, I just had to share! I made this HUGE fabric flower today to perk up my outfit for our upcoming family portraits. It turned out to be a huge lotus looking flower. Well, my edges are little more rounded than a lotus, but it was the first thing that popped into my head looking at it. I went around the house sticking them on everything.
Make a bold statement by adding it to a scarf...
I even put one on the wreath of my front door....
1/4 yard of georgette fabric
basic sewing supplies (sewing machine, thread)
hot glue/hot glue gun
Optional: broach pin, hair pin
Start with about 1/4 yard of georgette type fabric. It's a sheer light weight fabric with a dull finish.
Measure out 3 inches on the selvage edge and make a small cut.
Rip the fabric the rest of the way. You will end up with a long strip.
Fold fabric over itself with a 2 inch width.
Continue to fold all the fabric till the end.
Round off the top by starting the bottom of your cut 1 1/2 inches down. Unroll your fabric.
Set your sewing machine to the tightest tension, and the longest stitch length.
Sew 1/4 inch from the straight edge. Your fabric will start to produce a tight ruffle. I think it's a good idea to backstitch at the beginning an when you get to the end so none of your ruffle comes loose.
Add a dab of hot glue to the beginning of your ruffle, and start rolling, gluing as you go.
Try to keep the edges as even as possible when wrapping.
The bottom of your flower should look like this when you done gluing.
Glue or sew the backing of your choice!
I'm going to share this tutorial with these awesome link ups: