Even though I don’t sew, I have bunches of fabric gifted to me from friends and family that do. I have been seeing fabric flowers around lately and decided I wanted to give them a try. Even for someone with no sewing abilities whatsoever, they were super quick and easy to make.
I started with a 2 inch circle piece of chipboard, a 1 yd by ¼ inch scrap of muslin, a brad and some Elmer’s glue
I began by tying a quick little knot at the top of the fabric
Next came the messy part. I placed glue onto the center of the chipboard and began to wrap the muslin around itself forming the flower shape, adding more glue as necessary.
When I ran out of fabric, I stopped and waited for my glue to dry. Then I trimmed the chipboard to match.
After trimming I used my paper piercer to poke a hole thru the center of my flower so that I could add a brad. You could use buttons, jewels, flower centers.
Since I had used plain muslin and wanted a colored flower I used some Maya Mists.
and added my brad.
I made more out of different fabrics using 1 yard for a 2 inch flower and less for a smaller flower. The smallest flowers were made with about 12 inches.
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