I was planning on doing this post before I left home, but I was so busy running errands around town getting ready that I just completely ran out of time. It’s so freezing here in South Carolina that it’s refreshing to do a post on short sleeve t-shirts.
Okay, so last post was about the gifts I bought for my family and friends. (All gifts have been given and I’ve received only good remarks about them!) This post is about the gifts I made for my Florida friends. I miss them so much while I’m at school.
I started making fabric yo-yos, but I ended up switching to a different fabric flower.
- Take a strip of fabric. I started with 3″ x 20″ and then experimented with different lengths and widths. Longer strips make tighter folds, and shorter widths makes smaller flowers.
- Fold the strip in half (hot dog way). I pressed a heavy book against the edge to make a crease. It might have even been easier if I had ironed the crease though.
- Pick an embroidery floss in a similar color to the fabric. It won’t show in your final product, but just in case you get a loose end, it looks nicer. I split the floss in half so I had three strings per flower.
- Start sewing along the edge opposite the fold. Keep going until you get to the other end. Instead of knotting, pull the thread taut so the fabric scrunches down.
- Find the other end and tack the two ends together. It took a couple of tries to figure out the way I liked it best, but fiddle around a bit and sew the two ends completely together to make a full circle of the flower.
- Layer the fabric flowers and adorn with buttons
I’m thinking that they would look super cute on a headband!
I didn’t get a good picture of the other two, but if you click on the picture and expand it, you can get a good look at them. The first one is Les’ (UF) and the next one is Bebe’s (Auburn).
I had so much fun making all the shirts!!!
PS I might not be back until next week!!!