Big Beautiful Fabric Flower Pin
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- Six 12"x12" fabric remnants: coordinating colors, assorted textures
- 1/4 yd tulle
- 8"x8" fusible interfacing
- 8"x8" HeatnBond
- Basic sewing supplies
- 1-1/4" metal pin back
- Cut two 6" circles from fabric. Start with a heavier weight fabric for better stability. This will be the first layer of the flower. Gently fray ends and trim any long strands.
- Cut 5-1/2" circle of fusible interfacing. Following manufacturer's instructions, center and fuse interfacing to the wrong side of one of the 6" circles.
- Cut a 5-1/2" circle from HeatnBond. Paper side up, fuse the rough, shiny side to the wrong side of other 6" circle. Allow paper to cool. Peel the paper backing off. With wrong sides together fuse the 6" circles together.
- Cut a 5" circle from different fabric. Gently fray ends.
- Cut 2 to 3 more circles from different fabrics, each slightly smaller in diameter. Fray ends and trim.
- Cut three 6" tulle circles. Bunch each tulle circle together to make long, narrow leaf shapes. Pin 3 tulle leaves onto first 6" layer of flower. Baste the tulle in place toward the center of the circle. Trim excess tulle at the center of the flower to reduce fullness.
- Lay fabrics on top of each other from largest to smallest. Stagger the circles slightly. Pin in place.
- Stitch the layers together in the center. Bunch layers in center slightly to give the outside edge a ruffled effect catching each layer to hold in place (or sew the layers on one by one).
- Stitch a few beads to fabric at center of flower.
- Sew pin back to back of flower.