All you need is.....
- Some Fleece or any other material that you like
- Needle and Thread ( I use quilters thread. It is much stronger and less likely to break when tugging it)
- Sewing Machine (up to you, you can hand sew them as well. For this tutorial I used my sewing machine because I was in a hurry. But I normally like to hand sew them)
- Button or Brad for center of your flower (brad pictured)
How to make these....
First.... Cut your fabric/fleece to a desired size circle. Fold circle in half and cut into two halves. (circles in this tutorial are 4" circles)
Second.... Right side in, fold half circle in half and sew one edge making a cone shape. (Use this same method for a clown costume hat. LOL On a larger scale of course) Totally off subject, but it just popped in my head.
Third.... Turn your cones inside out and press down into a triangular shape. Trim excess thread.
Fourth.... Rounded end down, take your needle and thread 4-6 times through, pull to end of thread. Continue this until you have all petals on the thread. I use anywhere from 4-6 flowers for a single layer flower. You can also add more petals for a larger, fuller flower by making the bottom layer with 8 or more petal. Then placing a 5 petal flower on top for the second layer. It turns out amazing. TRUST ME! Layered flowers are beautiful.
Fifth.... Now you want to gently tug the fabric back on the thread making a petal shape. Sew the first and last petals together to finish off the flower. Don't forget to tie a couple knots to make sure it is nice and secure. Add your Button/Brad and your choice of backing (pin, barrette, headband, clip, ect.) and your done.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Have fun making your flowers.