So, tomorrow I have a super cool surprise, that I am dying to tell you all about, but I can’t. So, in order to keep my mouth shut about what I can’t say- I’m going to do another flower tutorial. Since there aren’t enough out there.
This flower is made using the same technique as my chrysanthemum pillow– just FEWER petals!
Sew a gathering stitch along the bottom of each half circle. Gather them up to form petals.
Cut a slit in the middle of your whole circle and turn right side out. This will be your center. Take the five large petals and arrange them in a circle. Hand stitch them to your base (whatever you are putting the flower on, or just a scrap piece of fabric). Arrange the three smaller petals in the same manner and stitch down- they should cover the bottom seams of the larger petals. Take the whole circle and pinch it in the middle, with the cut side down. Sew the pinches together a few times to secure, then stitch to the center of the flower. And there you have a lovely five petal flower!