Rosebuds and the Tyrell Roses were created in virtually the same way, the difference lies in the shapes. You can experiment with your own shapes to make all kind of things including leaves and flowers.
1 – Choose two types of fabrics with the inside being visible in mind-then place a layer of coordinated felt or another fabric in between the chosen fabrics. This ‘Sandwich’ is the base for your flower, leaf etc.
NB: I used fabric adhesive on either side of the felt for ease of handling and sewing, although it can be done without this.
2 – Once fabrics are together, cut out the shape you require. For the Rosebuds I cut out a teardrop shape. Don’t worry too much about fraying as this will be solved when stitched
3 – Blanket stitch around the edges as evenly spaced as possible
4 – Once all edges are Blanket stitched place two together at the widest parts and stitch together leaving the top open. Place a bead of your choice in the centre of the 2 petals and stitch at the base to secure it. I used a tiny bell from an old ornament
The rosebud is now complete-make as many as you like. Be creative with recycled materials, I always use scraps of left over fabrics and often beads taken from old garments and other items.
For the rosebud I used cotton with a metallic thread but you can choose your own
Experiment with all kinds of shapes, layers, materials and have fun!
For the mini Rose, add beads to the edges and centre and stitches in the middle. Try out your own designs.
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