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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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