This fabric flower corsage, made by Deputy Editor Sara Bird, is a great way to brighten up Autumn and Winter jackets – or even a cushion!
Cut long double petal shapes by folding fabrics in half, right side facing. With the fold near you, draw a heart shape but omit the point at the bottom. Cut out and unfold fabric to make curvy bow shaped petals. Make further petal shapes of decreasing sizes to represent the smaller petals. Starting with the larger shapes overlay to make a circular flower shape. To secure in place pinch the back of the flower and sew a few stitches, keeping the thread taught to add a slightly gathered look to the fabrics. Sew a couple of buttons in the middle of the flower to cover the join and stitches. Finally add a brooch back to the reverse of the flower with a couple of secure stitches.
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