OK, so I made you a little worksheet on the chiffon flowers.
You may click on it and it will take you to Flickr where you may chose all sizes and then get the largest size to right click and save.
I am also giving you a PDF here: Download Howtomakeflowers(Portable Document Format) so that you can just print it out from there.
I use between 8 and 15 layers of chiffon, silk, tulle, organza or any other fabric to create full and fluffy blossoms.
I like to scrunch and wad them up in my sweaty little hands to create wrinkles and texture before I burn the edges with a candle or long lighter.
Please be advised that this is stinky and should be done in a well ventilated area.
It also can be dangerous and should be supervised by adults or firemen due to sudden bursts of flaming tulle melting the skin from your hands or singing the drapes!
I am not liable or responsible for any damages to you or your home or trailer park!
Please create these flowers at your own risk!
There, now, You have been warned!
I myself am a pyromaniac and I admit it freely.
I love to watch the edges curl and puff and melt and the more distressed the better!
The key is to not have perfect circles to begin with- cut them in degrees of sizes and make the edges irregular.
I also use a dog brush to fray the edges of silk and cotton because they don't melt- they only burn. You want some edges to fray and some to be curled up.
These blossoms are older and are in their last heyday before the petals have fallen to the ground.
It's very simple to put together once you have your circles finished- just stack them in a layer of large to small and sew together with some stitches all the way through
using green perle cotton or embroidery thread.
Then make a small fuzzy yarn center and stitch it on. I wrap a 12" length of yarn around the two fingers of my left hand and then go back through the center (like making a pompom) and tie it in the middle.
Sew that to the center and then add some beads.
The back stitches are covered by the pin back and a circle of green felt to cover it. I just trim it to fit the width of the pin bar and stitch it on with a nice blanket stitch.
You have done it!
Easy Peasey! a lovely fabric flower to wear or adorn your favorite bag or bear!
TomorrowMake that, when the sun comes out again, so I can take some pictures... I will do the other fabric roses for you and then you are on your own to create a garden of flowers that will last forever with no water or weeding necessary!
Love & Stitches!