And I promised a tutorial on how to make those pretty fabric flowers..... here it is.
What you need
Needle and STRONG thread
First off cut a strip of fabric with the pinking shears 13" long by 1.5" wide.
Then in contrasting fabric cut a circle of fabric approx 1.5" diameter.
|Sew a running stitch down the long side of the strip of fabric. Try and keep your stitches small.|
|When you get to the end pull the thread and gather up the fabric.|
|It will naturally curl into a circle. Put a couple of stitches holding the 2 corners together where you started and finished the stitching.|
|If you overlap the ends the stitches should hold the flower together with no opening.|
|Place your circle of fabric on top, centre it and put a running stitch around the circle to hold in place.|
|It will look like this at the back.|
|Add a button if you want to then secure all stitches and knot at the back.|
|Here I did 2 circles of fabric and I snipped the flower into petals (after construction)|
|For this one I cut the fabric 3" wide and folded in in half longways and ran a running stitch through the raw edges so that the fold was the outer of the flower.|
Need ideas how to use them? Check out this What to do with fabric flowers.