Some of you will know that I have been so into scrappy ruffle flowers lately. Rather than glue them, I hand sew them together. These flowers are great commuting projects. To make these flowers I take a strip of fabric (length and width varies), fold the fabric in half width-wise and sew a running stitch down the entire length of the strip. If you want your flower frayed and scrappy, sew the folded side, leaving the raw ends out. For a cleaner look, sew the ends together, leaving the folded side unsewn. If I make the scrappy flower, I first fray the edges then apply Fray Check first. Sew the running stitch then push the fabric back to scrunch. Then just wrap the ruffle in a layered circle then hand sew everything together. Much of the stitching will be hidden so technique doesn’t matter much here…..finally I will sew a bead or a button in the center of the flower.
To change things up a bit and go for something unexpected, I attached flowers to some small tree branches. They are flowers on hardy stems now! Perfect individually or bunched together in a vase. I hand sewed and hot glued the flowers to the branches. Love ’em!
Here is a little bit what my daughter and I did today on St Pattys day. We made this cute little leprechaun hat from a medicine dosage cup, tee shirt material and a headband. I might have had a tute for this if the whole project didn’t give me whole loads of trouble. I had to take it apart several times!
|Sneaking in a quick photo of this darling hat!|
I used the leftovers of this Tee shirt. I cut it into a scarf, it was fun!
I am beginning to become addicted to these cut tee shirt scarves…