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Gathered Flowers

I created a selection of fabric flowers, hand stitched only, for my winter slow stitch piece. Here is the first flower tutorial in the series.


I chose a selection of purple and tie dyed fabric circles. The circles I cut out using plastic from the inside of a coffee bottle as my template it is approx 6 cm across



purple fabric circles


I used 4 circles for this gathered flower. Lay them down in a row overlapping each other by approx 1 cm



4 purple fabric circles laid on each other in a row


Threaded 2 needles. Knotted the threads on the far side.



2 threaded sewing needles


Sewed a row of running stitches slightly off center using one of the needles



sewing a row of running stitches


Left the needle in the thread



sewing the first row of running stitches leaving hte needle in the thread


Sewed a second row of running stitches using the second threaded needle off center to the other side leaving a small space between the 2 stitched rows.



sewign a second row of running stitches


Cut in between the 2 sewn rows



cutting with a scissors between the rows of sewing


The 2 cut rows



2 rows of threaded half circles


Gather each row



Gathering the fabric


To form a flower



Sewing the center of the flower


Gathered fabric flower



gathered fabric flower


Fabric flowers



Gatehred fabric flowers, purple flowers



For our other tutorials

See here on Etsy

and here on the site

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