Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Fabric and button flowers
I finished these yesterday. What are they for? Well everything you can thing of..... to go on a clip for your hair, to be a broach, to be decoration for the hat or bag you make,..... I was thinking of it being the centre of a fascinator. So not quite a finished product yet but I will keep you posted on how I finish it all off.
I was finishing my fascinator and started perusing the net for ideas as I want to make a couple more, smaller and better finished. I found the pattern for these flowers and they just took my fancy. Just a wee note. That I found if I followed the sewing instructions exactly that the flowers went a bit wonky. So once the petals were all pulled together and that tied off, instead of doing some diagonal seaming as instructed. I just went to the back of the flower shape and completed two more sets of running stitch through the bottom of the flowers. This tightened it and yet the flower kept a good shape.
It is so simple, easy to do in front of TV. So I got a bit carried away!! Just need a bit of scrap material and a button and you are away.
I would like your opinion - do you like the black background on the photo or the white? I chose the black as the photography of the flowers was better but I think if I had the composition right then the white would be good.
Do let me know. I link to these places.
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