Raggedy Sunflowers for Fall Decorating

3 Materials
2 Hours

Dig out your fall fabric scraps to make raggedy sunflower blossoms for fall decor.

I have found similar tutorials all over Pinterest, but I am not a big fan of tea/coffee staining stuffed fabric items to give them a primitive look. Mine always turn out dirty looking and the fabric has a weird feel I don't care for.

This sunflower project requires no dying and all the primitive raggedyness is created by raw fabric edges and a washer and dryer.

Cut (4) 10 1/2" circles from assorted yellow and gold cotton fabrics and (1) 6 1/4" circle from black cotton fabric. Note: Don't sweat it if you don't have patterns for these exact size circles. A standard dinner plate and a dessert saucer will work just fine.

Stack the yellow and gold fabrics together with the right sides facing up. Center the black circle on the yellow stack with the right side facing up. Pin all the layers together.

Using black thread, sew the black circle to the yellow stack 1/4" from the edge. Leave a 2-3" opening.

Stuff the flower center through the opening on the black circle. Don't go nuts. Keep the flower center soft.

Using the black thread, sew the opening closed. Continue around the entire circle a second time. The imperfect sewing line will give the flower primitive character.

Snip 1" wide petals from the outer edge of the yellow stack to the edge of the black center. No need to measure exactly. Just eye-ball it.

Wash and dry the sunflower to give the cut fabrics a raggedy edge. Note: Washing and drying the sunflowers in a mesh laundry bag is recommended to prevent a mess in both machines.

Decorate the sunflower blossom using faux fall leaves, a raffia bow and pip berries.

Now, just like potato chips, don't stop at just one!

Enjoy! And Happy Fall!

Check out more of my fall sewing inspiration and tutorials.

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