A little flower tutorial for you today.. I always scrap on a Friday night but last Friday just didn't feel up to a layout so I thought I'd give making some fabric flowers a go... these are cheap to make and you can co-ordinate them perfectly with any project depending on what fabric and buttons you use.
First I cut out a variety of circles using my big shot dies.... you could even just trace around a cup or bottle and hand cut the circles if you don't have a die cutting machine.
Then stitched around the outer edge of the circle with a basic running stitch and pulled tight. This forms the centre of your flower.
Thirdly just choose a button for the flower centre and sew in place.
To take the flowers to the next level, I grabbed some pretty ribbon - any from the Frills N Things category will work a treat (I've used the Pleated Satin Ribbon) and some Gingham elastic... I then made a large loop and glued it around the outer edge of the flower.
I made quite a few using different fabric, most with just calico and all with a variety of Craft Queen buttons.
and of course I had to use one straight away :)
Jumbo Ric Rac
Blue and White flower button - this is my flower centre.
Hope you get a chance to give it a go. Gwen