Shari

Are you surprised to see another flower tutorial? Let's call her Shari. 

Shari was born from the bottom of a pair of my yoga pants. Okay, I'm not a yoga fan. That's beside the point. But, I LOVE yoga pants. You know how the length shrinks when you wash pants like these? Since my pants became high-waters, I just cut off the bottom to make them knee length. 

Start with 5 large circles, 8 medium circles, and 8 small circles. I used 2.5", 2", and 1.5", respectively. Make 4 sets of stacked circles. One large on bottom, 2 medium in the middle, and 2 small on top. 

The fifth large circle will be the piece that all four stacks are sewn onto. Thread a needle and knot the end of the thread. Pick up one stack of circles and enter with the needle from the bottom center. Pull the thread through.

Send the needle back through the stack of fabric. Pass the thread through the center of the single large circle. 

Pass the needle back through the single fabric circle. Pick up another stack. Enter the bottom center of the stack with the needle.

Pass the needle back through the stack and through the single fabric circle. Do this for the other 2 stacks. Tie off the thread on the underside of the single fabric circle. Cut away the excess thread. Notice that each stack is sewn through almost the center of the single fabric circle.

My high-waters produced a lovely flower, don't you think?

The Real Deal: It pretty much cost me $0 since I used clothing material on hand. 

7 Comments
  1. Love this idea!

  2. Hi Sara,
    I found your blog from the Fabric Bows & More blog randomly from a link on twitter. I can't get enough of your tutorials…they're fabulous. Thanks so much for posting! I primarily work with paper but am crafty all-around and have thought about dabbling in some fabric projects. So your tutorials have been very inspiring ;) I think I've read just about every one of your posts!
    ~Jayma

  3. Can this flower be made with a different type of fabric?

    • Yes, other fabrics can certainly be used. You might try polyester or lightweight cotton. The current flower is made from a thick stretch knit fabric.

    • Hi Jenna,
      Yes this tutorial can be used with different fabrics. Try lightweight cottons and/or polyesters. The material in this tutorial is a medium weight stretch knit.

  4. I made one of these last night and i’m in love. Thanks so much!

  5. Thanks so much! My daughter has a flower headband now!
    You can see here (http://cdlune.canalblog.com/archives/2012/02/28/23633061.html)

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