This little flower accessory is a really quick piece to whip up, and can be used as a brooch, hair accessory or attached to other items e.g. a top or bag. This could also be a quick, thoughtful gift for a birthday, that's inexpensive and has the added charm of being hand-made with care.
Completion Time: 30 mins
a fabric square, approximately 30 x 30 cm, heavy 'stiff' fabrics recommended, something like t shirt material would be too floppy - can use multiple different patterns/colours of fabric to make your flower more unique
one medium button
thread and a needle
2-3 dressmakers' pins (or pencil to trace your flower)
fabric scissors (any sharp scissors will do)
1 Draft your flower's pattern; I used a 5 cm diameter 5 petal flower and a smaller 3 cm diameter 4 petal flower template. Cut them out using paper; cardboard is best, if you have that, as it is more durable.
2 Pin the larger template to your fabric (or trace it).
3 Cut around the template.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have two large and two small flowers. You may have more, or as many different sized layers as you like, depending on how full you wish your flower to be.
5 Arrange the fabric flower templates atop each other so it appears as you want the final product to look.
6 Sew from the back to the front; this lets all the knots stay at the back, which will be hidden anyway. Attach a button to the centre of your petal arrangement. Sew it on securely. Tie 2-3 knots on top of each other at the back to 'finish off' the sewing.
7 Place a safety pin or a bobby pin through the back, or attach the flower to another item.