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Sewing through the Story: Flower Corsage

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Grace says: Pin one of these to your top or jacket for a springtime bloom, or add several to a bag or coat for maximum effect.

Flower Corsage

Supplies:

Long scrap piece of fabric

Matching felt

Matching button

Badge back pin

 

What to do:

Cut your fabric into a long rectangle, 8cm by 50 cm

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Fold in half, with the wrong sides together, and tuck the ends under. Sew a long, gathering stitch 1cm in from where the edges meet.

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Gather your fabric into tight ruffles, then starting at one end, start to coil it up into a spiral, sewing it in place by hand as you go. Keep wrapping the strip around your centre and sewing in place, until you reach the end.

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Sew your button in place at the centre of the flower.

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Cut a circle of felt to cover the back of your flower and hide your stitches

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If you want to add a broach pin, sew it to the centre of the felt now, then glue the felt circle securely in place on the back of your flower.

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