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We love (LOVE) the fabric flowers at Emersonmade. Love them so much that they’re at the top of our to-make list right now. We just keep making them- for Piper Jane’s party favors, for friend’s birthday gifts, for baby girl’s wardrobe.
I love the way these little lovelies can add a little visual interest to a dress or a cardigan without having to permanently alter the garment.
Ready to make one for the little girl in your life? You’ll need:
-long thin strips of fabric (monochromatic, or in a few different colors/patterns)
-a circle of felt (this will be the backing)
-a button (or a cluster of little pearls) for the center
Cut your strips of fabric into 5″ or 6″ segments.
Fold each small strip in half and stitch to the felt.
Continue until you have a circle of fabric strips.
Move in toward the center of the circle and repeat.
Sew a button in the center.
Hot glue an extra piece of felt (to cover all of your stitching) and a pin to the back of your corsage…
…and pin one on your little model (or your best friend or your sister-in-law)!
We first shared this tutorial at The Train to Crazy (did you see Andrea’s fantastic back to school series? If not, head on over and check it out).
I recently made a pom-pom just for fun from my serger scraps (you know, those long skinny pieces of fabric that get cut off by the serger). I was looking at it, thinking, "This is useful, somehow." A corsage is a great option!
Alison@Oopsey Daisy says
Super, super cute, Kirstin! Those colors are gorgeous!
Awesome tutorial, thanx for sharing!!!! I totally dig the flowers!
That turned out really cute! I love the idea of the button because there are so many colors and options available, so you can really customize this piece.
(Also, thank you for introducing me to Emersonmade. I want to amp up my wardrobe now. 🙂
I am having a FABRIC GIVEAWAY (9th-15th), so this tutorial would be a cute way to use some of the fabric.