15 September 2014

Frayed fabric flower


Yesterday I showed you a retro hairband I made with some of the leftover fabric from the makeover of my vintage dress. Here's what I did with some more of the fabric! This frayed fabric flower was really easy to make, and didn't take long at all. You can wear it on your clothes, or pin it to the hairband for a different look!

1. Cut two strips of fabric (mine were 4cm x 20cm and 5cm x 26 cm), and fray one long edge of each.

2. Fold the unfrayed long edge of each strip over twice, and secure with a running stitch.
3. Pull the thread to gather the fabric.

4. Sew the ends of the fabric together.

5. If there is a hole in the middle, sew across it a few times in different directions to pull it together.
6. Place the two layers together and sew in place.

7. Choose a pretty button (mine was found in Mum's button box), and sew it in the middle.
8. Cut a circle of felt and sew a brooch pin to it.

9. Sew a small square of felt on top.
10. Sew the felt circle to the back of the flower.
Although there seem to be a lot of steps here, it's not at all complicated, and took me less than half an hour!

To see another style of frayed flower I've made, take a look at this post.

1 comment:

Anne Weaver said...

Pretty! I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow afternoon that links to your tutorial:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-frayed-fabric-flower/2014/09/18/
--Anne

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