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.
Tutorial ~ Scrappy Corsage ~
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.
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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