Friday, December 11, 2009
Ok, I was sitting and working on a project the other day. It was a project that I kind of made up as I went along, then I had a mental block. So, I kept sitting there trying to figure out how to finish and still, nothing came. I decided to work on something else, that's when I spotted those little pieces of fabrics on my table. That's how this scrappy corsage was born.
I will share a quick tutorial.
You will need;
Three different fabric scraps
A metal botton to cover it up
One silk flower
Alligater pin or clothes pin, whichever you prefer.
1, Fold the scrap pieces right sides together, then cut six sets of peddles for the outer peddles and six sets for the inner peddles. I just eyeballed it, my outer peddles are 2 1/2" tall X 2" wide in the bottom. The inner peddles are 1 3/4" tall X 1 3/4" wide in the bottom.
2, To make the peddles...the order is cut, sew, turn, and fold the bottom.
3, I cut out a circular piece of wool then, sewed the outer peddles on to it. Make inner peddles same way as step 2, except, the way to fold the bottom is little different. Use the picture as a guide.
4, For the middle part I chose to use a silk flower. Cover the metal button then, sew it to the flower.
5, Put eiter alligater clip or clothes pin. Ready to wear!
After I was finihed with this, I was able to come up with the design for the other project. Isn't it interesting how our minds work? Sometimes we need a little detour to figure something out.
As soon as Rachel saw this corsage, Rachel was asking me if that was hers...
"Well", I said, "I will share it with you but it's mine." ;)