Fabric: top edge from denyse schmidt and bottom flower fabric from Walmart.
Pattern: from my head which is just swimming with pictures & patterns that I have seen in the countless books, magazines I have or even from women carrying them in stores, restaurants, church etc....
Fabric Flower: from a book that came from my beautiful Grandma Anna. I don't even remember the name of the book, but I do remember the fabric flower.
Here is the tutorial for
Begin by choosing your fabric. One color, two colors --- doesn't matter.
Trace a circle on your fabrics. This one is approx. 4 1/2 in. in diameter.
I usually cut out 4 circles from one fabric and 4 circles from another fabric.
Find the center by ironing a crease down the middle.
And using ruler & rotary cutter, cut down the center of all the circles.
Your half circles.
Fold each half circle in 1/2, wrong sides together.
Sew approx. 1/4 in. seam down the straight edge. Feed all the 'petals' through your machine w/o cutting the thread.
A petal necklace.....
Clip the threads that join these petals. Turn right side out.
Begin Bottom Layer of Flower
Use upholstery thread and stitch a running stitch on the bottom curve of each 'petal'.
Add your next 'petal' with that same running stitch.
Keep adding 'petals' to this same length of thread, alternating the fabric. I use 9 half circles for this bottom layer of the flower.
Pull tightly on the thread to form the flower. Secure with backstitches. Leave a 8 in. tail when cutting thread.
Top Layer of Flower
Repeat steps for top layer of flower as you did with the bottom flower. I use 6 'petals' for the top layer. Leave a 8 in. tail when cutting thread.
Using the 8 in. tail of thread, stitch the top layer to the bottom layer of fabric flower. Do not cut threads. You will use this thread to secure the button.
Use a button for the center of the flower. Fabric covered, or your choice of button/bead etc.
Using the 8 in. tail of your thread, sew button to the center of the flower.