This super easy flower is one of my favorite accents for bags, hats, jackets, etc! In the summer I find my self sitting on the porch making these while my boys play in the sandbox, it’s very relaxing!
Level- Your kids can do it!
Time: 10 minutes
2-3″ strip of fabric at least 10-11″ long (the wider the fabric and longer the larger your flower will be)
Thread and needle
Craft Pin (often found in the jewelry area of the store
1. Iron fabric strip in half. Here I used 2 1/2″ wide fabric by about 11″ long
2. Knot thread. Stitch a long running stitch about 1/4″ from raw edge using the thread and needle. Gather fabric as you stitch.
3. Pull the thread to gather all of the fabric. Work it into a circle and fold the end towards the center. Stitch into place by stitching through the ends and raw edges. Tie off.
4.This is the right side and you will note here that the end of the strip of fabric is tucked under so there is no raw edge showing.
5. Hot glue a button to the center covering the raw edge.
6. Attach the pin to the felt: Cut the felt into a circle, fold in half and snip a small slit in two placed on the felt that is approximately the same distance apart as your pin is long. Slip the pin through the felt as shown.
7. Glue pin to felt then glue the felt to the flower by covering the felt thoroughly with glue.
You can layer the fabric to make a two-tone flower. For example use one 2 1/2″ wide fabric for the center and a 3″ strip for the outer flower. Line up the raw edges and stitch a long running stitch through both at the same time, then continue with #3-7.