Here is another easy way to make a ruffle-edged fabric flower. If you’re even a little coordinated with a needle and thread you’ll quickly master them. You’ll find lots of tutorials on the internet for other ways to assemble the flowers, with a variety of results. Experiment with those as well. Miss Party likes to mix and match different types of fabric flowers together, they coexist very happily together in their little fabric flower garden! No watering needed!
Materials needed for one flower:
1/4+ each of at least one, but up to 3 different fabrics used in one flower (optional: green tulle for leaves)
needle and any color thread
sharp fabric scissors
1-2 sheets of paper and pencil
a cup or saucer approximately the same size you would like your flower to be
RUFFLE-EDGED FABRIC FLOWER: (reminiscent of a Ranunculus)
1) Use a small plate or cup to trace a circle onto paper.
2) Use this paper circle as a stencil to cut 10 circles out of your fabrics (keep your fabric doubled to make cutting go quicker). Layer your circles as desired (if using several fabrics).
3) With right sides up, find the center from underneath the fabric circles and pinch them together. Put in several stitches with needle and thread to hold this pinch of fabric, this will become your flower’s center.
4) Take your next two fabric circles, put the last two in the center of the new fabric circles and again pinch from the bottom. Add a few stitches from the bottom, being sure to catch the first set in your stitches. You are building the layers. Run a few gathering stitches around that bottom ‘knob’ that is starting to form to encourage the ‘petals’ to ruffle.
5) Continue adding your layers two at a time. You could certainly do more than 10 layers, if desired. Repeating the process until all layers have been attached. Separate the layers a bit to add fullness to the flower, fray the edges if you want by rubbing individual layers a bit between your fingers (trim excess threads). Take a look at the overall flower, trim frayed threads if you want a cleaner look.