Remember my beach wedding dress? Well, some readers asked me to show them how I made the flowers on the dress.
Because I want to share that with all of you, here it is my little tutorial:
You will need:
- The fabric of your choice
- Needle and yarn
- Beads or buttons for the centers
First you need to cut squares of fabric. The size of the squares will be double the diameter of the final flower. In my case I am making 3 different sizes—I cut 5.5″, 4″ and 3.5″ inch squares.
The first step is to fold the fabric in half.
Then fold again, and make a square. Carefully grab the fabric and cut one of the edges into a smooth curve.
After cutting, this is what your piece should look like. Unfold it and you’ll have a perfect (or not so perfect, like in my case) fabric circle.
With the pretty side of the fabric facing up, you’ll need to make big stitches all the way around.
Keep sewing really loosely around it.
and when you finish you’ll have something that looks like a bag.
Slowly tie the end and start of the string. When you’re almost finished, push the edge of the fabric inside.
Once all the edges are inside, finish the flower with a tight knot.
For the center I used some small beads I happened to have around in a turquoise color.
You can play with them and make different layers, like this one I made with two of them…
… or even with 3 of them. I sewed them together before I made the center just to make sure they were attached well.
At first I planned on using different beads or buttons for the center, but the small beads were what I liked the most at that moment.
You can experiment and play with things to attach to the center. The cool thing is that they are really easy to make and you don’t need much material either, so you can make lots of trials until you find what you like the most.
A long time ago I made headbands with these flowers, but they are perfect details for sashes, dresses, purses, shoe clips etc… the options are endless!
I hope you like the tutorial, and if you attempt to make these, I’d love to see your flowers!