Friday, April 6, 2012

Try this velvet flower.





This is for Niki, with thanks.
First tear a piece of velvet, hand dyed silk is mine. About 16 x 1.5"
Fold concertina style and cut rounded shapes along edge,
leave a small piece attached on other edge.
See picture, run a gather right along velvet and pull up threads and tie together securely.

Next sew around center again, and add a pearl.
Fasten well.
Make leaves by cutting green velvet with pinking sheers, I make an almond shape.
Cut small slits along each edge, trim a bit off each divot.
Fold and steam iron for a vein.
Create two leaves .

To finish the corsage, sew the leaves to the back of the flower, add some silk rippins, that is looped and attached to back.
See a few ideas for using the pretty flower, above this.
Love to see what you make with my project.

3 comments:

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Wow Lilla, another beautiful flower...so vintage-like...I love it. The 'real' things are becoming so difficult to find now, so its lovely to be able to create the look yourself with a few fabric scraps and stitches.

Thank you for your generous tutorials.

Happy Easter!
Niki x

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Soooo beautiful!! I love your creations!

Anne said...

Not very difficult and cute!!Thanks for the tutorial§ But so many things to do..........Waouh!!!