I love these flowers.... they look like peonies!!
They are pretty easy to make. You'll need to cut a 2-3 inch strip of satin, or silk or poly-satin. The pink on on the sweater was one piece- really long like 4yrds, but this blue one was three different pieces all about a yard each. It was some old lining material I had, so probably acetate-but a nice silky feel!
You cut sections leaving about 1/2 inch from the bottom.
oh oh, I forgot to take a picture of the burning... well you know the drill, you just barely wave the edge over a candle flame, not enough to catch it on fire, but just to melt the edge. See?
Then you take a running stitch to the straight edge and gather the whole thing up.
What you can't tell where to use the running stitch? ok here it is.
You then start at one end and tightly roll it up, tack stitching it here and there so it doesn't become undone.
Here are a couple of "florets" rolled up. I have singed the bottom of one, so that it melts together? what you can't see that...
Ok, here's a better close up. Place JUST the rolled up edge near the flame and it will melt together
Cut a little circle of felt and hot glue the flower (florets) in a pleasing manner... and you have a beautiful Peony!!!
You can then sew or glue on a pin. OR you can just pin it on like a corsage.
They are fun and fast to make!
Now below are two that weren't very long (like 2 yards) neither of them made a very big flower and it looks pretty unnatural.
Maybe I'll make another green one and have the blue one be like a center- they do look sort of good together?
Here's another 'mistake'. I cut the strip big, like 4inches... but it is just WAY too flopsy/mopsy!!! It even had 3 yrds of material.