A bright flower for your hair… Or a pin on your lapel… Or even a fun way to dress up a pillow…. Whatever the occasion, flowers are the perfect accessory for spring. And these easy-to-make flower barrettes from designer Sheila Reinke can come in any color you imagine. Have fun stitching up a garden full.
Project Level: Beginner
- Glue ribbon to barrette clip and set aside.
- Using OLFA circle cutter, cut 10 circles, 2″ in diameter from the fat quarter.
- Fold each circle in half twice, iron the very tip of the center of the folded circle. Ironing just the tip will help keep the shape of the leaf/petal as you work with it.
- Lay four of the folded circles together with center points touching to create a circle. Hand-sew the points together.
- Add the remaining circles by sewing their points to the new circle, one at a time. Eventually, all 10 circle points will be sewn together.
- Fluff flower once it’s finished, then sew or glue to barrette.
- You can make several of these and add them to a headband.
- Make larger flowers (with 3″ circles), and add green leaves.
- Glue a lapel pin to the back to wear as a corsage.
- Decorate a pillow with several to make it look like a flower garden.
- Some fabrics fray easier than others, keep this in mind as you work. The fraying can look quite cute with the right fabric choice.
- You can use cotton fabrics, bridal fabrics, or felt. It all depends on the look you want.
- Adding some leaves to the bottom of the flower can make it look more like a flower.
Pattern designed by Sheila Reinke. This pattern can be reproduced for personal (not for sale) use. For more patterns by Sheila, see her blog: http://sheilareinke.wordpress.com/