For both flowers, cut a strip of fabric 2 1/2" x 45" (a jelly roll strip is perfect ~ no cutting necessary
Fold both short edges making a 1/2" hem and iron. Then fold the fabric strip lengthwise in half and iron.
This is where the look of the two flowers will change. If you want a tattered flower, make a basting stitch along the folded edge.
If you want a smooth flower, make the basting stitch along the rough edge. You can baste by hand (as I did in my ribbon flower) or machine baste with a long stitch.
|I basted along the folded edge for a tattered flower look.|
Begin rolling the fabric to make the center of your flower.
Continue rolling around the center making the outside layers a little looser.
Pull some of the fabric threads to give your flower a definite tattered look.
Tack the layers to one another as I did in the ribbon flower.
You can add a button to the center.
|a fabric button kit works wells for the center|
There are so many uses for fabric flowers, and they can be made in various sizes. For a smaller flower, just reduce the length and width of your fabric strip.
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