Tutorial ~ Scrappy Corsage ~

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 button to cover it up
  • One silk flower
  • Alligator pin or clothespin, whichever you prefer.


How to:

1, Fold the scrap pieces right sides together, then cut six sets of peddles for the outer petals and six sets for the inner peddles. I just eyeballed it, my outer petals are 2 1/2" tall X 2" wide in the bottom. The inner petals are 1 3/4" tall X 1 3/4" wide in the bottom.

2, To make the petals...the order is cut, sew, turn, and fold the bottom.

3, I cut out a circular piece of wool then, sewed the outer petals onto it. Make inner peddles the same way as step 2, except, the way to fold the bottom is a 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 either an alligator clip or clothespin. Ready to wear!


After I was finished 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." ;)

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