Download the free pattern here.
Video Tutorial Here – Full picture tutorial below:
1 – Cut out Pattern
For pattern b you will snip slits between the rounded corners to make the “petals”. Tip – it is better to snip too little than to much try to keep them short – less than half way to the center.
For pattern B cut out a circle of the first pattern to be the bottom of the flower ( this will help hold the flower together better – it will be the same size circle as you the largest one you use from pattern b. So if you make a flower you used up to size 5, you will cut a size 5 circle of the non-petal pattern to cup the rest of the flower. It makes the flower neater and prevents the “petals” from drooping).
2 – Burn baby. burn!
– more if you want a vintage look, less if you just want it to be nicely finished. (This takes some practice so be patient, but it all comes together in the end – mess ups are nearly impossible to see).
The fabric will get hot and can light on fire – be careful ( By the way you do this at your own risk – I’ve singed fingers doing this.)
3 – Stack and arrange the flower
4 – Glue it all together
5 – Add some drama
6 – Attach a ribbon or clip to the back
Cover one side of the barrette/ clip with ribbon using hot glue – then glue to the back of the flower.
You could also glue pin back to it as well. I’ve seen some people put both a pin and a clip backing on the flower to make it more versatile. Personally I just like the clip because my little girls wear these.
The button medallions are super easy to make!
8 inches of ribbon
1 – Cut ribbon and glue
2 – glue ribbons together add button