I was working on some flowers this weekend and I thought I would show you a step by step on how I made them...
This shows all the different parts of the flower and different pieces in different stages.
Step 1: Cut a strip of satin type material and clip it into six sections.
**To those who may not know FIRE IS HOT and can BURN you! Do this at your own risk!**
Step 2: Place each of the six sections "near" the flame *not in it* and it will begin to shrink, do this until you like the look of each section.
Step 3: sew the back of the petal strip and gather...
Step 4: Cut a strip of stretchy sheer material and stitch the back edge to gather it into a circle (just as you did the petal strip above)
Step 5: Cut some larger circles from fabric and clip at regular intervals like a pie, Use a candle to curl the edges of each "pie slice"
Step 6: cut some strips of tulle and gather to form a circle (as above) for the bottom layer of the flower and start stacking the different parts of the flower.
Step 7: Stitch the tulle layer and 2 large circle layers together to form a base.
Step 8: Stitch the stretchy sheer fabric layer and 2 petal layers onto the base you have created. (if you want to make it quick you can use hot glue but I prefer a more finished and soft piece)
Step 9: cut small circles and use fire to curl the edges.
Step 10: place the small curled circle in the center of the flower and stitch in place with a bead in the center.
And there you have it, a very detailed, soft flower.