- Fabric scrap (nothing too thick)
- Cut 5 7 cm x 7 cm squares of fabric, following the thread grain.
- Fold points towards bottom, forming a square.
- Fold two points towards the center of the square, making sure the points meet, and fold in half again.
- Your square will look like this (View of back, front, and profile).
- Cut off the bottom point.
- Repeat preceding steps with the remaining fabric squares.
- Pass a piece of thread though the 5 pieces, making sure to get the thickest parts of each petal.
- Loosely tie the ends of the thread together.
- Turn over and open the petals. Spread them out until they resemble a flower. The thread should be hidden by the folds of the petals.
- Sew a button in the middle of the flower to form the stigma. We sewed a second button underneath to help attach the one on top.
- Voilà! The flower is ready (view front and back)
You can make your flower with as many petals and in any sort of fabric you like. However, we recommend sturdier fabrics so the flower doesn't droop (but not too sturdy!) Once you've successfully made a few flowers, feel free to use lighter fabrics. Paper also works wonderfully.
These flowers aren't for costumes alone- their possibilities are endless. Use them to add some panache to your outfit, as an accessory, for gift wrapping, as a center piece at your next dinner party...