If you are anything like us, your stash of beautiful fabric "scraps" may occasionally get completely out-of-hand. Too small to make much of anything, but too precious to toss out.
Here is a VERY easy way to make a fabric flower, and we think this technique lends itself especially well to soft, velvety fabrics. Super quick, and requires NO SEWING!
We have used a pale silk velvet on this rose, but any fabric, from muslin to printed cotton to silk, will work beautifully. Think about re-purposing old clothing to make these, as well!
You Will Need:
3" x 30" Pink Velvet (or fabric of choice)
3 Large Pearl Buttons
3" Felt Circle
Cut your fabric across the width, approximately 3" x 30".
This size fabric piece will produce a flower 3-4" in diameter, depending on how tightly you roll.
Fold your fabric in half lengthwise, and fold one end down at a 45 degree angle.
Make two tight turns in the fabric. This forms the center of the rose.
Now begin "rolling" your fabric as you circle around the center. By rolling, you are changing the raw edge of the fabric from top to bottom. Make about a half-turn around your rose shape each time.
Continue circling around, rolling at each half-turn. Gently cup the flower in your opposite hand as you go.
You will end up with a beautiful, cabbage-style rose!
Using your Fabritac™ glue, attach the felt circle to the back. It is easiest to apply the glue to the back of your flower while still holding it, and then gently press it into the felt. You can adjust it slightly from the front while the glue sets up.
Attach a pin back or hair clip (or both)! You may also choose to attach it to a headband.
Finally, glue your pearl buttons (or embellishment of your choice) to the center for a romantic, vintage look. Gorgeous!!
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