Shaggy flowers are a great way to use up some scraps
and as they are meant to be shaggy your
stitching doesn't need to be perfect ,
just right for someone like me !
You will need fabric, wadding and felt scraps
as well as a button and a bit of cardboard to make a template .
The flowers I made are about 3" .
Draw a very basic flower shape onto the cardboard .
Cut the shape out , this is your template .
Trace the flower shape onto the backing fabric
(this can be plain as you won't see the back of the flower)
Sandwich a piece of wadding between the prepared backing
and the printed fabric .
Printed fabric down , wadding , prepared fabric with outline on top .
Stitch slowly and carefully around the penciled flower shape
through all three layers .
Only joking it really does not have to be perfect ,
wonky is good !
Use pinking shears to cut around the flower shape
close to the stitching .
Cut a circle of felt a bit larger than your button and
stitch the felt and button together to the centre of your flower .
All done and so easy !
These can be used on gift cards or stitched to ribbon
and used as shelf edging .
Or you can secure them to the front of a bag instead of a button .
You could even have one to match your outfit made into a brooch .
Stitch them to fabric and put them into a hoop
as a decoration for your space .
Let me know what you think of these and
if you make some please tell me as
I'd love to see them .