Today I decided to make a fabric flower and then thought why not do a tutorial and share with my friends. My friend Naomi came over and we were chatting about the fabric flower she made sewing two half circles together. I thought it would be a lot quicker to use a full circle and just fold it over. So here goes.....
Cut 5 circles out from fabric using a CD/disc.
Fold them in half and iron or press as any good quilter would tell you....lol...this half circle is one petal.
Using matching cotton thread do a basting stitch to gather the raw edges about 1/8th of inch from the edge. Pull up tight and tie off the first petal.
Continue onto the next petal doing the same until you have the five attached. Join the last one to the first one so you have nice flower with a hole in the middle.
I decided to make 2 yo-yo's for my middle. I used a yo-yo maker that is about 3.5" in width. I put them upside down so the smooth side faces out. I made one for the front and one for the back. So both sides of my flower looks perfect and no messy bits on the back.
You can then use it to do whatever you wish. Brooch, magnet, sew it directly onto a tote bag. You could even put a key-chain on it. This flower is about 4.5" across from petal to petal. If you want them smaller just cut smaller circles for your petals. As you can see below the back looks good too.