You can’t sew without them.
I have a million of them.
Too many for my tomato pincushion.
Too many for my pin magnet.
What’s a girl to do?
Make her own, of course! :)
This was a fast, fun, and easy project. Are you dying to find out how I did it?!
Start off with two fat quarters or other fabric scraps, some fiberfill, embroidery thread, a needle, and a big button.
Cut an 8”x8” square from each fat quarter.
Place them on top of each other with the right sides of the fabric together. Fold the fabric in half, then in half again so that you have this:
Snip off the outer corner--the one that doesn’t have any folds in it.
Trim the pointed parts so that the whole thing curves.
Open it up and you have two fabric circles. You could also just use your shortening can as a template and just trace a circle. It doesn’t have to be a shortening can, either. You could use an oatmeal canister, a paint can, a frisbee, or anything you want!! :)
Sew around your circle, but leave an opening for you to turn the circle right side out.
Turn it right side out and stuff it with fiberfill.
Thread your needle with matching thread and sew the opening closed by hand.
Now thread your needle with the embroidery floss. I used three strands, but I doubled it up and knotted the ends, so it was more like six strands. Get it?
Good. Because I didn’t get a picture of that. Oops…
Now, pull your floss through the center of your “flower,” wrap it around the flower and bring the needle up through the bottom center of the flower to make a “petal”. Work your way out so that you have four equal sections.
Do the same thing again, but go between the floss so that you now have eight petals.
It is important to take some random pictures of your flowers outside and include them in your tutorial.
Firecracker ran off with my camera when I was making the pincushion. That’s why I have real flowers in this tutorial.
Okay. Break’s over. Back to work.
When you have eight petals, bring the needle up through the bottom center of the flower so that the needle is on top. Sew on your button.
Then you’re done! Isn’t it cute, fun, AND functional?!
I love the two different fabrics together.
Oh yeah. This is what the bottom looks like:
It’s a picture of loveliness, is it not?!
I think so too. ;)