Thursday, March 11, 2010
Fabric Flower Barrettes
These little fabric flowers are so versatile and I've had a blast putting them on EVERYTHING! They are currently adorning scarves, baggies, beanies, jackets, and purses. Recently, a friend asked me to make some into fabric barrettes for her beautiful little girl. She asked for pairs so I made two of each of these pink, green, and blue fabric flowers for her little pigtails :)
I sewed a little non-slip barrette that I purchased at Target onto the back of each flower and I can't wait to see how they look on the little one!
To make these beautiful flowers cut two or three strips of desired fabrics in varying lengths and widths. Hold the end of one strip between your thumb and forefinger and gather it together in a circular motion toward the middle to make petals. Once you have your desired shape, pin to hold in place. Once the layers are made, sew them together with embroidery thread and embellish to your heart's content! I particularly love buttons and beads but the possibilities are endless :)
Here are some of the various fabric flowers that I have made recently...