Thursday, March 11, 2010

DIY - How to Make Petals

What you'll need:
  • Plate
  • Felt
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Rotary pinking cutter
  • Cutting mat
  • Needle and thread

Get Started

1. Using a plate as a template, trace a circle on a felt piece with tailor's chalk.

From the outside edge, draw a 2-inch-wide spiral into the center of the circle.

On a cutting mat, cut along the line with a rotary pinking cutter. Careful! The cutter is sharp.

When you're finished with Step 3, your cut fabric should look like this. Note the circular center. This will be important when you begin to construct your rose.

To start your flower, fold the circular center of the spiral up and over. Secure the base with several hand-sewn stitches in a matching thread.

Complete several inches of running stitch along the spiral. Holding the thread, gather your fabric and secure it to the flower’s center. Continue stitching, gathering, and securing until you have a rose. Finish with a simple whipstitch, and trim off the leftover felt.

The End!!

We hope it turns out great! If you do make any petals, send us some photos we would love to see your work.


1 comment:

  1. i was just looking for how to make something like this for a dress. thanks! your blog is great:)