My first thought and shopping trips were aimed at making felt flowers, but I just couldn't get the color right. I came home and researched fabric flowers instead. Cluck Cluck Sew had exactly what I was looking for. I made a pin for my older All Star who won't wear anything in hear hair. All Star 2 got a flower on a headband.
Flower pin method - I cut fabric scraps into circles starting with the smallest first. I used a nickel as a guide to cut the first one. Then I used each of those circles to guide cutting a bigger circle until I was satisfied with the overall size of the flower. I attached a felt circle (cut a bit smaller than the biggest circle) to the bottom of the flower with fabric glue. Then I picked a coordinating button to sew in the center and secure all the circles together.
I decided to actually just baste stitch the flower onto my daughter's sweater because it was fairly large and I didn't want it flopping over. Next time I would probably sew each fabric layer together with a couple stitches.
Flower headband method - I drew a rough shape of a petal to use as a pattern. Next, I cut petals out of the same fabric scraps. I also cut two identical felt circles out of a coordinating color of felt. I sewed the fabric petals onto one of the felt circles by overlapping them and then moving in a spiral. When I was done, I sewed the matching button from the flower pin into the middle. Lastly, I glued the two felt circles together around a pre-fab headband.
|I love this smooshy face.|