So, if you haven't visited the Giant Dwarf etsy shop you need to take a gander. Sue Eggen creates such beautiful accessories and sells Fancy Felt, an eco-friendly, high quality, fabulously vibrant collection of felt. I just received my Birthday Party color assortment the other day and can't wait to put it to use!
Don't you just love this bundle of color? I especially love the sweet note attached. Thanks Sue!
Cut your fabric strip. It can be any fabric you prefer but should be thin enough to gather. Here I used a raw silk. The strip can be approximately 17-20 inches long, depending on how many layers of petals you want your flower to have. Leave the edges raw.
Sew a basting stitch down one edge of the fabric strip.
Pull one end of the thread to begin gathering the fabric. Once it is gathered to your liking, tie of the ends.
Coil the fabric to create layers of petals. The gathered fabric will naturally want to do this.
It's time to assemble the flower. Choose a button or bead for the center of your flower. Next, glue each end of the strip where you want them to secure the petals.
Glue the felt circle to the back of the flower and the button on the center front.
Glue the hair pin to the felt on the back of the flower...