It all started with this cute little pillow that I got for $2.25. I just love anything with the color combination of moss green and brown. It’s just so natural, like foliage and dirt.
In my head I pictured a great big moss green flower to add to the corner so I began my sewing project!
First go through your closet and pick out an old sweater that you kind of like but are
Cut a strip about 2-3” wide and 18” long. (for the outside piece) The inside piece was about 1 1/2“ by 12”. (For the black rosette it was one strip about 2” x 18”)
Sew on one side in a zigzag stitch. While sewing constantly be stretching out the knit fabric. (just pull it while you stitch) The stretching is what causes the side to ruffle up. The zigzag should be at the very edge of the fabric and can even go slightly over the edge. (sorry I switched to my black sweater knit fabric here!)
I know I’m not suppose to start rambling, but it’s not me to be cut and dry so I’d like to state that this is the FIRST time I have brought out my sewing machine in 6 years! I am NOT a seamstress and so if I can do this – you can too! Of course it could have been on a comedy show watching me try to get my thread from the top to the bottom correctly! These pictures were of my very first attempt ever to do this. (you would think I would have taken pictures of my 8th time or something but no, whatcha see is whatcha get) These really are simple and not very time consuming.
See how rippled it leaves the fabric.The stretchier the knit the more defined the ripples will be. (this black wasn’t super stretchy)
Now we sew by hand a simple large or long stitch along the entire bottom edge of the fabric.
Pull that string tight and you should end up with something like this!
Now, after knotting off that end that you just pulled tight, wrap the fabric up in a circle and sew the two ends together.
Grab another small strip of the fabric (or any fabric of your choice) and tie a nice loose knot in the middle of it. (that is now the center of your flower) Thread it through the middle of your flower. You can snip the hanging fabric to fit flat under the flower petals.
Ah, now I switched to black and white plaid fabric here!
I found these button pin things with a latched back at the dollar store so I super glued it to the back and now I had a fun flower broach and a really pretty hair band!
OK, OK back to the green flower! Here it is in all it’s splendor! (you can just under stich the flower to your pillow)
I got that other pillow for 2 bucks also. You can see that Toy Chest re-do post, I just spray painted an old wicker chest I got off Craigslist for 10 bucks.
ENJOY MY FRIENDS, Isn't that flower just the icing on the cake? I hope you try some of these!!!
~Creative Juices Decor~