I wanted to make a fabric flower for an embellishment, but was disappointed by some of the tutorials out there. They actually assumed I was going to put effort into making a fabric flower... as an eternal lazy arse I am always searching for the EASY-PEASY way to sew or make what I want for half the effort... so I came up with the "Slacker Mom Tutorial for Fabric Flowers" - to all my slacker kindred spirits out there... this one is for you!
3. Figure out what order you want them cut out in. You will be cutting circle that graduate in size.
(don't worry about making it a perfect circle, wonky circles are cuter, get chosen first for dodgeball, and more appreciated for their uniqueness by slackers... or we are just too lazy to grab a nearby cup to use as a template)
8. Don't forget to choose a cute button, plasticky thing-a-ma-bob, or bling to sew/glue/whatever as the center of your flower.
10. Sew a circle ( you can do this with the sewing machine, but it might not gather as easy... whatever you like best - go with it, it will look great!)
(You can see my stitching sucks, I don't like sewing by hand, but as it is only like 5 stitches, I can take it)
11. Fold it in half and rub-a-dub the heck out of it for like a minute or two. Christie calls this step "roughing it up".
(it should look like it had a binge drinking night out on the town by the time you get through with it) - tip: home decor & heavier weight fabrics fringe faster/easier then reg. cotton.
12. Pull your thread to tighten the stitches and create a small minuscule gather on the back, or don't and it can stay nice and flat (again I trust your judgment).
13. Sew your button on, or glue your bling thang.
(this is how the back of mine looks, not so pretty - but we embrace that as Slacker Moms)
14. Attach your hardware with some hot glue & fabric (to help adhere) - either a pin to adorn a freaking cute bag...
or an alligator clip so your daughter doesn't loose it while swinging on the monkey bars during recess... and waste what few productive minutes you spent out of the day.