**This tutorial is intended for personal use only.**
For this project, you will need a small piece of cardboard for your pattern, 2 pieces of contrasting fabric for flower petals, green fabric for leaves, button, pin back, fabric bonding agent such as Heat 'n Bond, iron, pencil or disappearing ink pen for tracing, hot glue gun, sewing needle, and thread.
These are the dimensions of the pattern pieces that you will need. They are simple shapes and are easy to replicate. Cut each piece from cardboard to make tracing easier. (Click on the photo for enlargement and better detail).
*Pattern Piece #1: This is the inner flower petal. At it's widest point, it measures 1-1/4" with a base of 3/4" and a length of 1-3/8".
*Pattern Piece #2: This is the outer flower petal. At it's widest point, it measures 1-1/2" with a base of 7/8" and a length of 1-5/8".
*Pattern piece #3: This is the inner leaf which is a basic tear drop shape. At it's widest point, it measures 2-1/8" with a length of 3-1/4".
*Pattern piece #4: This is the outer leaf which shares the exact measurements as the inner leaf except that there is an addition of a half-circle added to it's base. The circle length is 3/4". The total length for the outer leaf measures 4".
I prefer to use Heat 'n Bond Ultra for this project. I seem to have minimal problems with fabric fraying when using this product.
Bond the contrasting fabrics together following manufacturers instructions. At the same time, bond the green fabric together for the leaves.
Trace 5 inner petals onto one side of the contrasting fabric. Turn fabric around and trace 5 outer petals onto the opposing side of the fabric. Doing it this way will allow you to have two different color choices to work with. Any left over tracing marks will also be hidden.
Trace one each of the inner and outer leaves onto the green fabric.
With your scissor, cut out these shapes.
With needle and thread, take a running stitch along the straight edge of an inner petal.
Slide each of the 5 inner petals onto the thread, one after the other.
After all 5 inner petals are on the thread, tie both ends of thread together to form a circle of petals. Clip thread close to the knot; set aside.
With needle and thread, take a running stitch along the straight edge of an outer petal.
Slide each of the 5 outer petals onto the thread, one after the other.
After all 5 outer petals are on the thread, tie both ends of thread together to form a circle of petals. Clip thread close to the knot; set aside.
Gather all components together. You are now ready to assemble.
Using your glue gun, glue the inner leaf at an angle, onto the outer leaf.
Place a small dime-sized glob of glue onto the center front of the lower petals. Position your upper petals onto the lower petals, holding it in place for a few seconds until the glue sets.
Glue a contrasting button to the center of the flower.
Turn flower over with it's back facing up. Glue leaves onto the center back of the flower. Glue on a pin back.
Voila! You're done!
*Please note that you can sew the components together instead of using glue. Use whichever method suits you best.