- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2010
After my first version was a flop, I decided on going another route.
1. Cut out five petal shapes for the base layer out of white satin.
2. Thread a simple running stitch through the bottom of each petal.
3. Gather the ends tight and tie it in a knot to give the petal some pucker.
4. Hold each petal over a flame to seal the edges and let them shrink a little. Unfortunately for me I didn’t have a candle so I was using a lighter. I couldn’t take a picture for you because I was too busy burning my fingers. But just make sure you don’t hold it too close so that the fabric burns.
5. Arrange all five petals in a circular shape and sew them together in the center.
6. Cut out five petal shapes from organza, a little bit smaller than the satin ones. For these I didn’t do the gathering at the bottom, I just held them to the flame to get some shape.
7. Arrange the organza petals into a circular shape and sew them together in the middle.
8. Place the organza flower over the satin base layer and sew them in place.
9. Repeat this same process with another layer of satin, slightly smaller, and a smaller layer of organza over that. I also added three additional petals under the base of it to fill it out a little more.
10. For the center of the flower, I cut a long skinny strip of satin and burned the edges of it to give it shape. Then I rolled it until I was happy with the way it looked and sewed it together. I sewed a few small petals around the outside of it, and then sewed it to the flower.
11. There are a few petals of netting at the base of the flower, and I may consider adding a couple more so you can see it better.
12. Attach to your choice of clip or comb, and enjoy!
I paid just under $1.50 for the material for this flower. I purchased 1/8 yard of both white satin and white organza. The tulle netting I had left from the first go around.