This tutorial is for those of you who like to do things on your own! The nice thing about making the flower this way is that you can make the flower any size, and layer it if you want to. These flowers are so versatile, they can be a hair accessory, Christmas tree ornament, decoration, brooch.
- Needle and Thread
- Sewing Machine
I used a CD as a pattern for my big flower petals. A CD is about 4 1/2″ so my base flower will be 4″ in diameter.
Whatever size you choose for your circle your flower will be about an 1/2″ smaller when it’s finished.
For my smaller flower I traced a circle I had that was 3 1/2″.
You want your smaller flower to be about 1″ smaller than the big flower.
Here are my circles after I cut them out. I needed 3 of each circle because this is going to be a 6 petal flower. One circle will be two petals.
After you have your circles cut out, cut each one in half.
Now that they are all cut it’s time to head over to the sewing machine.
Fold one of your half circles in half again with right sides together.
Sew the edges together. Don’t forget to backstitch.
When you are done with the first petal grab another petal sew it together. No need to cut the thread each time. Make a chain of petals to save time.
After you have sewn all your petals cut all the threads.
Now you can turn them right side out.
Here are all my petals turned right side out.
Take your first petal and stitch along the bottom with your needle and thread.
Double the thread and tie a knot at the bottom. Make sure you have plenty of length.
I always start at the seam of each petal so all my seams are on one side.
Don’t cut the thread after each petal. Continue stitching along the bottom of each one stringing them together.
When you have stitched all 6 of the petals together connect the first and the last petal.
Gather the flower tight by pulling on the thread.
Take the needle through the flower a few times until it feels secure.
Bring the needle back through the center of the base flower.
Then begin to stitch the smaller flower together.
You should still be using your same needle and thread. Don’t cut it.
When you pull the thread tight your layered flower will be in the center.
Connect the flower together just as you did the first flower. Secure it as needed.
Use same needle and thread to sew on a button. And all done!