Bouquet of Fabric Flowers

4 Materials
5 Hours
Make yourself a fabric bouquet of flowers that is perfect in and around your home as decor or to be used in a wedding.
Cut 6 petals of each of the four different sizes using the pattern. We found that using two different types of fabrics produced the most interesting-looking flowers, and mixing an opaque with a sheer fabric was a pretty effect.
Carefully sear and curl the edges of each petal by holding them over a lit candle and rotating them one at a time.
TIP: Don’t hold the petals too close at first. In general, the thicker the fabric, the closer you’ll need to hold it to the flame to sear and curl the edges of the petal.
This part is a little time consuming, so its an excellent evening unwinding project.

Thread your needle, and then curl one of the smallest petals along its wider side like this:
Thread your needle, and then curl one of the smallest petals along its wider side like this:
Sew it along the bottom to secure it. You don’t need too many stitches.
Continue curling petals around your first petal, overlapping them slightly and securing them by stitching them along the bottom.
The bottom of your flower will look something like this

If you’re making a peony(left), you can gather the petals slightly as you go. Make the center of the peony lower, and raise the petals as you go.

If you’re making a cabbage rose(right), don’t gather the petals. Make the center of your rose higher and the rest of the petals lower.
Keep adding petals to your flower, going from the smallest size to the largest size. Finish with a secure knot in your thread.

You're Done!!
Suggested materials:
  • Scraps of Polyester fabric
  • A needle and Thread
  • A Candle
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Christina Dennis
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