Thursday, 27 June 2013

Make A Pretty Little Applique Fabric Flower

Our creative ladies at our Marlborough Fabric shop have made these beautiful little flowers to decorate their windows. We thought we'd show you how they make them so you can have a go yourselves, they're the perfect decoration for summer parties, and even weddings, they could be attached to a cushion or bag or made into a brooch. They are very simple to do - go on, have a go!

You will need:
  • 2 pieces of material approximately 15cm x 15cm (these can be the same or different)
  • A pompom or button
  • Needle and thread
  • A pair of pinking shears
1. Cut two flower shapes from your fabric, one slightly larger than the other

2. Take one flower and gather the petals by stitching a loose running stitch around the centre of the flower

3. Repeat this with the second flower

4. Stitch both flower shapes together and secure in the centre with a button or pompom

5. To hide the stitching, cut a small circle of material and attach to the back of the flower

6. The finished result can be attached to a cushion, made into a string of flowers as decorations, or used as a corsage or brooch.

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