I know everyone has seen the cute fabric flowers popping up all over the internet. I’ve been wanting to make some and finally got the chance last week. I embroidered some cute little Easter t-shirts and embellished them with a ruffle across the bottom. Of course, I totally forgot to take photos, so I’ll have to show you those later after my friend gets me some pics of her girls wearing them. Anyway, I thought it would be cute to make some little hair bows to coordinate with the shirts using some fabric scraps.
There are tons of blog tutorials about how to create fabric flowers, but I just kind of winged it.
I did a zig-zag stitch around the raw edges to minimize any fraying, although some people prefer the frayed edges.
I sewed a running stitch along one edge and pulled the bobbin thread to ruffle the fabric.
Then just wound the fabric around and sewed it together by hand at the back. I found a couple coordinating buttons in my stash and stitched them to the middle.
Finally, I glued a circle of felt to the back. I figured my friend could either attach a pin or a hair clip to the back depending on how she wanted to attach it to a larger hair bow.
Too cute, right?! Since I used leftover fabric and felt scraps and those extra buttons you get when you buy a new shirt/pants, this was a totally free project! They’re so quick and easy to make, I’m planning on designing some more to coordinate with some fleur de lis appliqué t-shirts I’m working on.