I love fabric flowers! Probably because I have a fabric obsession and flowers make me happy…I guess it only makes sense.
I have been wanting to try a new fabric flower “pattern” so I came up with this (though I am certain it has been done before, many, many times). I thought it was going to be harder than it actually ended up being, so yay! Here goes!
- Fabric (you only need a little, and [obvi] the bigger the flower you want, the more fabric you need!) – I uses a stretch knit here (that I got in the garment district in LA!! ), but you can use just about anything.
Cut a total of 9 circles (or almost-circles – they don’t have to be perfect)! Five (5) “big” ones, and four (4) “little” ones. The little ones should be just a tiny bit smaller than the big ones, though honestly I’m not sure if it matters at all if they are different sizes.
Next, take your last two remaining “big” circles and fold them in half and place them straight sides touching, on top of your already stitched pieces. Rotate this layer 90 degrees so the straight edges make an X.
Pick up your layer of layered folded fabric circles and place them on top of what you already have started. Make sure the “intersection” of all the pieces are as close together as you can get them, then stitch yet another sweet stitch right through the middle, through all the layers. Make a couple X stitches if you like! Pull your thread tight enough so that the top layers start to fold in on themselves (just a little).
I whipped up a few of these and attached them to some simple t-shirts I picked up from Target for three lovely little ladies that reside in Iowa. I got them in the mail today! You like? I hope the girls like them! Now I need to make something for myself….