Sometimes when I am working on a project another project springs into my head and then I have to stop what I am doing to work on the new idea that I can’t stop from bouncing around in my brain. A lot of times this is what causes my craft room to look like a tornado has blown through! This constant shifting of attentions is also what oftentimes is the cause of me having many started projects and few finished ones! =) These particular fabric flowers popped into my head begging to be made whilst my sister and I were (well…mostly my sister) sewing up some aprons for my 2 girls. I love the fabric combo, teal and pink are so yummy and they just needed to be combined on a shirt for my littlest. Super easy to make! I just grabbed a white shirt from her closet and fabric scraps from the sewing project that I stopped mid halt to whip these babies up.
I made these fabric flowers pretty small. You can make them whatever size you want depending on what you are using them for. Just cut your fabric into strips your desired length and width. Fold them in half (hot dog fold) iron the crease, and then sew with a basting stitch about 1/4″ from the unfinished edge.
Leave your thread ends a little long so you can ruffle your fabric. To make the ruffle, grab one of your strands of thread and pull. This will cause your fabric to bunch creating a ruffle, you can make your ruffle tight or loose depending on your preference.
Take your now ruffled strips of fabric and roll in a flower.
Then take a needle and thread and sew through the bottom of the flower to secure it.
Then take your cutie little flowers and sew them onto whatever you want! I sewed them right onto the neckline of this little white thsirt and I love how it turned out!
Here is my sweet Taylor loving the new fabric flowers on her shirt!
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