When it’s so grey and dreary outside, adding a little whimsy to your outfit is the perfect sartorial pick-me-up. Fanie of LUK-SUS has sent us this tutorial for a fabric flower that can be worn as a brooch, on a headband or as a pendant. Here you can see it in winter white, but you can easily switch out the fabric for a brighter look when summer rolls around. Take a look at just how easy it is to make this enchanting little flower:
You will need:
Draw about ten circles with a pencil onto some fabric. I recommend using a glass or small vase, so that all pieces are exactly the same size.
Cut the circles out with scissors. Dressmaking scissors simplify the work tremendously. If you’d like a large flower, 8.5 cm in diameter is perfect, or for a mid-size it’s 6.5 cm and for a small go for 4.5 cm.
Then thread up your needle and tie a knot at the end. Take a circle and pull the thread through the middle.
Now fold the circle several times in on itself so that a kind of petal results. To fix the flower in it’s form, thread the needle through the lower end (formerly circle center) several times.
Take the next circle, thread it through the middle, fold it together again and sew. Now sew the two petals together with a couple of stitches. Repeat this process with the rest of the circles.
When you’ve sewn all the flower segments together, tie a knot in the end of your thread and hide it in the middle somewhere. You can now use your flower as a brooch, on a headband, shoes, a bracelet, a necklace… Have fun and be creative!