I love this fabric flower, you can use it as a pin or in your hair.
It is so easy and quick to make!
- First you buy the fabric. I just go to Jo Ann's and buy their cheapest costume satin or lining. I used raw silk but the flame leaves a dark singed edge. It is pretty, but I didn't want that look this time.
- Cut the petal into oblong shapes, not circles. Cut free hand and it doesn't matter if the edges are jagged. Cut about 12 or so petals. I tend to cut two of each size. Taper the sizes of the petals as you go, from big to small. Just eyeball the sizes.
Now the fun part.....get matches or a barbeque lighter and petal by petal, run the flame around the entire edge. When I use matches, I use one match per petal. Be careful not to burn yourself......
The fabric will melt and curl.
Burn the edges of all the petals.
I used a vintage button and sewed it in the middle, taking a few stitches with double thread.
Now you have the cutest fabric flower. I buy pins at the craft store and stitch them to the back. When I use them for hairbows, I buy alligator clips and hot glue them to the back. I hope you like this fabric flower enough to make a whole garden of them!