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Gathered Roses

Next flower in the slow stitching series is a version of a gathered fabric rose.

I am going to create 2 fabric roses here, the first from t shirt fabric and the second from a chiffon remnant.


To create this rose you will need 5 fabric circles. I used some that were 5 cm across, for a smaller flower use smaller circles, and for a larger one, use larger circles.



5 tie dyed fabric circles


Fold the first petal in half



folded fabric circle


and in half again like this



fabric circle folded again


Do the same with the second petal



fold a secod fabric circle in half


folded in half and in half again



2 fabric cirlces folded in half and folded a third after that


Place the second petal on the first one like this. The folded area of the second petal on the non folded section of the first petal



first folded circle laid over second folded circle


This is what it should look like



folded circle on second folded circle


Thread a needle, knot the ends of the threads and sew a running stitch through the layers of both petals beginning at the folded area of the second petal.



sew a small running stitch on the second fold


Take the 3rd petal fold it in the same way as the previous ones, place on the second petal sew a running stitch



fold the next circle


Fold the 4th and 5th petals in the same way and place them down and sew a running stitch through them as well



5 floral petals


Take the end section of the 5th petal, place it on the first petal



place last petal on first


and sew that down as well with the running stitch



comtinue running stitch all around bottom of petals


Gather the running stitch up as much as you can, this is as far as it goes with the t shirt fabric. Sew the ends of the thread in place and turn the flower over.



gather running stitch


Flatten the rose and pull each petal until it looks like this. There is a gap in the centre because the t shirt fabric cannot be pulled all the way in



fabric rose


Like it can with thinner fabric as in this chiffon flower



chiffon purple rose


I sew a yoyo down in the center of the fabric rose.



fabric rose with yoyo center


You can experiment with different weights of fabrics and different sized circles, You can also use more circles if you are using a thinner fabric and try to alternate smaller sized circles with larger ones for different looking flowers.


Have fun. I would love to see what you create. You are invited to share pictures on our facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/Priganart and tag us.


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