**This tutorial is intended for personal use only,.**
This is a very quick and simple project that uses small bits of fabric. It is a great opportunity for you to use up the scraps of fabric that you have laying around.
For the flower center, you will need a 3" and a 2-1/2" circle. The larger circle will be for the inside and the smaller circle will be for the outside.
With needle and thread, take a running stitch around the perimeter of the large circle. Place fiberfil in the center, gather and tie off.
With needle and thread, take a running stitch around the perimeter of the small circle, folding in the raw edges 1/4" as you sew. Place a magnet in the center.
Place the stuffed circle, with gathered side facing down, into the center of the small circle. Make sure that the magnet remains centered on the bottom. Pull thread tight, tie off.
Embellish with beads. This step is optional as the flower looks cute with or without it.
For the petals, you will need ten, 3/4" hexagons. For those of you that haven't done hexagon paper piecing yet, please refer to Cia's Pallette for some really great instructions.
You will need two petal rounds, each consisting of 5 petals.
With wrong sides facing each other, sew both petal rounds together around the outside edge. I like using a ladder stitch as I find that it hides the stitches beautifully.
Drop the flower center into the petals, magnet side facing down. Make sure that the magnet falls in the center of the opening at the base of the petals. Stitch to secure both pieces together.
Completed Sweet Buttercup flower. Pretty simple, eh?
You can use these as refrigerator magnets or if you are using a metal backed inspiration board, they would look really sweet holding up your inspiration pieces.
I hope you have fun with this idea. Take care!