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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Chiffon Rosette

Today we have a fun little tutorial for making an accent flower out of chiffon. So pretty! This project comes to us from Stephanie Baker and I can't wait to try it out myself! Here's Stephanie, with her step-by-step instructions:

I bought this really cute chiffon flower at Hobby Lobby and I occasionally pin it to different tops or dresses for an extra little touch. Shannon saw a photo of me wearing it (sneak peek of a women's pattern coming soon!) and asked if I could make one. So below is my version of the chiffon rosette, and it's very quick and easy to complete. 

You will need:
1/3 yard of chiffon 
2 1/2" felt circle
Alligator clip (or whatever attachment hardware you prefer) 
Hot glue gun and glue

Step 1: Cut two circles of your chiffon using the circle template provided. Cut one piece of chiffon 2 1/2" x 44".

Step 2: Fold one circle in half with right side facing out, then in half again. Pin in place. Pinning is important because the chiffon layers will move all over the place!  

Sew a gathering stitch along the curved edge, being sure not to back stitch. Repeat with second circle.

Step 3: Gather the edge as tightly as you can. you will begin to see a leaf shape take form. Repeat with second circle and set aside. 

Step 4: Take your rectangular piece and fold in half lengthwise with right sides facing out. Pin in place and sew a gathering stitch 1/4' from the edge. 

Step 5: Take your felt circle and apply glue to 1/4 of the edge of the circle. Attach "leaf" piece as shown in the photo. Repeat with second "leaf". 

Step 6: Take your long gathered strip, and tighten the gathers as much as you can. It's going to start to wrap around itself to form a circle as shown in the picture. 

Step 7: Place a circle of glue in the center of your felt circle. Start with the raw edge of your long strip of chiffon and fold it under. Begin gluing the gathered strip in a circular motion starting in the center. Note: you will glue the strip over the "leaf" ends as you go.   

Step 8: Glue whatever attachment hardware you've selected to the back. 

Now you're all done! How does it look compared to the one I bought? Now you can go add your rosette to your favorite top or scarf! 

~ Stephanie

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