This string-tied flower is pretty as a picture and invites you to even more creativity. Add a hairpin and you've got a barrette; a ribbon and you've got a headband or wrist corsage; a fastener and you've got a brooch. Set your imagination free and see what you come up with!
Creation time: 1h
- Fabric for the flower, 2 pieces
- Green fabric for the leaves
- Sewing thread
- Embroidery thread that matches the fabric
- 1 button (or 1 medium-sized bead)
- Compass (or round object)
- Embroidery needle
- Put the pieces of fabric for the flower together, right sides together.
- Draw a circle of the desired size on the wrong side of the fabric.
- Sew the circle through the 2 layers of fabric, right sides together, leaving a small opening to turn the fabric right side out.
- Turn the fabric right side out.
- Fill the fabric with wadding.
- Close the opening with a few small stitches.
- With an embroidery needle, prick the center of the circle and make the needle come out the other side. Pull the thread through.
- Reprick again at the same spot and pull the thread tight.
- To form the petals, make 4 equal divisions in the flower this way, then split them again into 8.
- Make a knot and let the rest of the thread hang to use in the next steps.
- Draw the leaves and cut the design twice.
- To make the leaves, there are 2 options depending on the type of fabric:
- Sew the 2 layers of fabric together, wrong sides together, oversewing the edges and leaving a small opening through which to slide the wadding (option chosen for the example).
- Sew the 2 layers of fabric together, right sides together, leaving a small opening. Cut away any extra tissue and turn it right side out.
- Fill the leaves with wadding and sew the opening shut.
- Sew the flower and the leaves together with the remaining embroidery thread, adding the button (or bead) at the center of the flower.
- Finish by embroidering the veins of the leaves.