Enjoy. It's an easy one.
- Long strip of fabric, 1 inch by approximately 40 inches. Sometimes, to make a larger flower, I sew two together so it's 1 inch by 80 inches. You could make it fatter too... 1.25 inches by ___ inches. Play with it. This flower is 1 inch by 40 inches.
- Pin back (or barrette, headband, whatever you are going to attach it to)
- Small piece of wool felt
First, snip off any selvage ends. Run a gathering stitch (either by hand or machine - I prefer machine) down one long side. Gather until the fabric is about half the length that it was straight.
Take one end of the gathered fabric and begin to roll it to make the "bud." After a few rolls, stitch the bottom of the bud a few times to secure it.
Now continue to spiral the gathered fabric a few inches at a time and sew it to the wool felt.
Sew a pin to the back of the flower and you are finished!!
Use as a brooch, pin it to a bag, skirt, belt, etc. Enjoy looking all fancy!