It probably goes without saying, but you know I’m going to say it anyway. Weddings generally involve a lot of flowers. Especially outdoor summer weddings. We had flowers EVERYWHERE. Real, fabric, burlap, whatever we could turn into a flower-ish shape, we did. One of my favorites was the cute puffy fabric version we used on the sign I showed you last week. Fortunately, with a few basic materials, they’re also a breeze to make.
All you need is this pattern, some fabric, a little polyester stuffing and a big button.
Cut out ten petals for each flower you intend to make. Pin two petals with right sides of the fabric together. Stitch around the curved edge, 1/4” from the raw edge, leaving the straight edge open. Repeat for the other four petals.
Turn the petals right side out and press.
Add a small amount of stuffing to the inside of each petal. You don’t want them stuffed tightly, just enough to give them a little fluff.
Pinch a petal so the seams are touching each other at the bottom. Using a needle and knotted thread, stitch through both seams.
Without knotting or cutting the thread, do the same with the next petal. Repeat until all five petals are on the thread.
Stitch back through the first petal again, creating a loop.
Pull the thread tightly to gather all the petals together. Knot the thread, but don’t cut it. Flatten all the raw edges together in the center and stitch through the center a few times to hold them in place. You really just want to make sure they’ll be under your button.
I really like the look of the split petal version.
Stitch the button to the center. You could also glue it, but I found stitching it through all the layers added to the dimension of the flower.
Now you can sew or glue these to whatever needs a little puffy flower perk-up!