Puffy Petal Flower Tutorial June 14, 2012 – Posted in: flowers, girls clothes, hair bows, sewing, tutorial

This week I made something special for my baby girl!  I am sharing the full tutorial over at Fireflies and Jellybeans next week, but here is a little sneak peek…

I made some fabric flowers with five petals to match the fabric and embellish her outfit a little bit.  I have made fabric flowers before, but after playing around for a few minutes, this just seemed like an easier way to do it.
Cut a piece of fabric 8″ by 4″ and fold it in half, right sides together.  Make a template 1″ high by 1 1/2″ wide and trace on five curves- keeping them tight together to create a scalloped edge.
Sew along the lines you drew, trim around the scallops, clip the curves, then flip it right side out.  It won’t lay perfectly flat, which is fine and gives the flowers more poofiness anyway.  Sew a long basting stitch along the bottom about 1/4″ from the raw edge.
Pull the thread to gather the petals together.
Sew it by hand to a small circle of felt.  You can pull and shape your petals a little better in this step.  The stitches do not have to be pretty- no one will see this. Then sew a button on top and attach it to your project, a hair clip, or a headband!  (Of course, the button is a choking hazard, so consider yourself warned.)
So pretty and cute! For the larger flower, I sewed each petal individually, which gave me more control over their shape and made them longer, but it wasn’t as fast. 
 

Make sure to check out my tutorial over at Fireflies and Jellybeans!  I will update this post with the link when it is up!

UPDATE:  You can see my CUTE Sweet Summer Halter Top tutorial HERE!

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