Hi! I am so excited to share with you an EPIC tutorial!! My friend Melanie, from Violet’s Buds, makes the prettiest fabric flowers. Her shop, Violet’s Buds, carries amazing hair accessories that are all one of a kind and handmade. I am so STOKED she agreed to share her tutorial with us. So now I hand my blog over to her. Welcome Melanie of Violet’s Buds.
September is National Sewing month, and in honor of it I have put together an easy tutorial on how to handsew a posey flower. These flowers can be used as hair accessories, lapel pins, to adorn bags, or make a bunch for a never-wilting flower arrangement!
Start out with enough fabric to cut out 6 circles of equal size. I used 3″ circles, but any size would work.
Start by folding your first circle in half, as shown below.
Once you have sewn around the edge, pull the string tight which will make a petal shape.
Repeat this process until you have 5 petals.
Now that you have all 5 petals, pull the string taut, and stitch the flower closed.
The next step is to create the center of the flower, making a yo-yo. Starting with the wrong side of the fabric up, make a running stitch around the entire circle.
As you get back around to the beginning, start pulling the string tight.
Now you have a yo-yo circle, stitch through the center and knot the string on the back.
Now, take the finished yo-yo circle and poke the center through the hole in the flower. Shown below is the back of the posey with the center of the yo-yo poking through.
When you turn around the flower, it should look similar to this. You can secure the center by stitching it in place, or by gluing it. If you are creating a hair accessory, glue an alligator clip on a felt pad to the back at this time.
For a slightly different look, like the one below, you would use 5 circles of equal size and 1 circle of an inch smaller diameter. Here I used 5 circles 3″ diameter, and 1 circle of 2″ diameter. The center yo-yo rests on top of the flower petals rather than poking out of the flower.
WOW!!! Isn’t that a beautiful flower!!! Thank you so much Melanie for sharing this tutorial with us!!