Good evening everyone,
You may remember that I started making Christmas decorations early last year.
I’ve finally got around to putting a photo tutorial together for this one. All you need is two small pieces of fabric, a button, ribbon, thread and a needle. I made mine on the Green Mean Sewing Machine but you could make some by hand if you wish.
Cut one circle of about eight inches diameter from each of two contrasting fabrics. I drew around a pan lid but you could use a small plate etc.
Pin right sides together.
Sew a quarter inch seam around the edge, leaving about two inches open for turning.
Turn inside out and smooth the edges with a pen or other blunt instrument.
My opening is at the top of this photo.
Turn the raw edges of the opening to the inside and hand sew to close it. Then top stitch one quarter of an inch all the way around the edge.
Fold in half.
Fold in half again. Finger press the folds at the very edges of the circle. You will need the positions of the folds for the next steps.
Sew through the fold positions from front to back close to the edge.
Sew through a couple of times to secure it. Don’t break the thread.
Re-fold, if necessary, to find the next stitch point.
Now sew through the right fold from front to back.
Pull the thread until the right hand side meets the previous stitches. Secure with a couple of stitches. Don’t break the thread.
Now sew through the left fold from front to back.
Pull the thread so it comes together like this.
Secure with a couple of stitches. Don’t break the thread. Flatten the back to make a square with the four petals standing up.
Open out one of the petals.
Turn it to the back.
Tidy it up. Repeat with the other three petals.
You’re almost there…
Sew a button to the centre and add some pretty ribbon to the top for hanging then you are done.
Off you go and make a few for your Christmas trees now. Has anyone been Christmas shopping yet?
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial