Ever wonder what to do with left over pieces of fabric? Look no further! These simple rosettes are free because you are using scrap pieces AND they only take about 10 minutes to make. They are great for any number of uses: hair pieces, "flare" on a wreath, brooches, etc. The possibilities are endless!
Here is what you will need to make these:
- Needle and Thread (It does not matter what color thread because it cannot be seen)
1. Cut the fabric into a strip about he width of a ruler. My fabric is roughly 3 feet long.
2. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise (or hotdog style for those of you who took art in school... hehe) and knot the end.
3. Tuck the tail around the knot and begin wrapping the other end around the knot. You will want to twist the fabric as you go. This will create the "petals." Using your needle and thread, join the fabric together. This is what hold everything together. It does not matter how much thread you use because it will be on the back and cannot be seen.
(Stitching the petals together. While it is small, I put the needle straight through the middle.)
(Twisting the fabric as I go)
(Be sure to keep the thread pointed to the bottom. This will help you as you wrap the fabric.)
4. Once you have about 2-3 inches of fabric left, fold it over so it covers all of the stitches you created on the back. This will give it a cleaner look. Stitch the fabric over the back.
(This is what the back will look like before you finish it.)
(After you stitch the fabric over the top, it conceals most of the stitches.)
I am absolutely in love with these rosettes and can not wait to try different techniques! Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions to make them even more amazing. :)