- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2012
So I made my own fascinator and added 2 to my flower girl basket to add something special.
Here is how I did it.
First I purchased about 1/8 yard of about 6 to 8 different chiffons, lace, organza and tulle’s. Along with a jewel button, lots of different feathers and some jewel sprigs.
First line up all the fabrics, you want about 12 to 15 layers depending on how full you want your flower.
Pin the pattern piece to the fabric. I used a Peony Template from Martha Stewards site http://images.marthastewartweddings.com/images/content/web/pdfs/2009Q3/msw_sum09_5petal_3sizes.pdf I sized it to be about 4” but you can use what is there or size it up or down if you have the knowledge and software.
Cut around the template and remove the pins so that you have the individual flower.
Then take each individual flower and fold it sort of in half
And in half again and pin.
Then Stitch just the center a few times, this secures the center and helps to create some body in the fabric.
After you have stitched all of the centers.
Start assembling the flowers by stitching through the center of the first on and double back.
Continue to stitch through each flower’s center, rotating the petals so they don’t align on top of each other.
When you have finished assembling the individual flowers, its time to apply your button, feed your needle and threat through the button shank and then back through the middle of all the flowers. Repeat this several times, feeding the needle and thread through the button shank and secure on the back side of the flowers where you originally began.
Once you have finished you can see you have a flower, you can fluff the layers now, turning this way and that to add volume.
For this purple fascinator, since I would be gluing it to my flower girl basket, I took a piece of felt and glued my jewel sprigs on the felt in a fairly even pattern.
Then I clipped the wires
And then glued the previously prepared flower to the felt.
Then glued it to my basket.
If you’re doing a hair fascinator you can make your flower, add feathers here and there, whatever you think looks good and randomize the jewels and add a clip to the back so it can be applied to the hair.