DIY Fabric Roses or Poppies Tutorial
Early last spring I knited this hat for a gift this upcoming Christmas for a new little addition to my extended family. I've been waiting for the perfect idea for an embellishment. I ran across pictures of similiar roses online that where used for tiny little baby things and thought they'd be perfect only I wanted mine to be bigger. You know, for the tiniest little diva.
You'll need to cut 4 graduated sizes of a synthetic satin. I upcycled a pair of polyester pants in a bright and shiny fuschia. I love the idea of upcycling clothing!
They don't have to be perfect circles but do the best you can.
Use a steady flame and be careful not to get burned.
Take your circle shiny side facing the flame and let the flames tip, kiss the edge of the fabric. You will see that as it heats, the edge will melt. Let the flame heat the fabric just inside that edge to gently encourage it to turn inward.
Once you've finished all of your pieces you'll have a nice stacked set of petals.
Pick a pretty button, I wanted one with more sparkle but couldn't find one in my stash. You could even handstich these little circles together and put a drop of hot glue in the center and sprinkle with glass beads. Just do what you think you'll like most.
Cut your petals from felt and using upholstery or silk thread, stitch all the pieces together onto your accessory. I'm thinking headbands, hats, belts, and even shoes. I might have to make a set to dress up a pair of old heels. The end result is so much more beautiful in person.