this is a sponsored post in collaboration with Waverly Inspirations as part of their blogger team
I love bringing fabric in as a decor element – adds texture and softness and color and all that fun. And fall is no exception. I thought these Fall Fabric Flowers were a great addition to fall decor – cute on a shelf or even as a perfect centerpiece! Have you ever made fabric flowers? If not, no worries, I can walk you through it!
Cute for perfect fall decor! Think tablescape!
–fabric – this line from Waverly Inspirations at Walmart is fall colors perfection!
–sticks from the yard, or dowel rods
–sewing machine, iron, hot glue gun, scissors, etc
–optional: ribbon to tie around your bouquet – this sparkly gold ribbon (also from Waverly Inspirations) is awesome!
Let’s dive right in!
Fall Fabric Flowers
First you’ll cut strips of fabric, from selvedge edge to selvedge edge, about 5 inches wide. Then with wrong sides together, fold that strip of fabric together longwise. Iron along fold edge to hold in place.
Next up, while folded, cut scallops into the raw edge as shown below:
Now, to add fullness to your flower, we’re going to gather the fabric. Open up the fold and sew a wide gather stitch straight down the middle. Leave long tail ends of thread.
Fold the fabric back together, and topstitch all along the scalloped edge.
Pull on those long threads from the middle stitch and gather up along that middle seam. Once gathered to a desired level, you’re ready to start forming the flower! Using hot glue, attach your stick to one end of the fabric strip:
Then take that tail end and wrap it around the top the stick for the center of your flower and glue into place.
Place a bead of glue on the gathered edge and wrap around the stick. Keep gluing and wrapping and gluing and wrapping as you form the flower.
Once you get to the end, tuck it under and secure with hot glue. Then you can flip over your flower and fill in around the stem with a load of hot glue.
Step back and admire your handiwork!!
I really love how the Fall Fabric Flowers bouquet turned out – I wish you could come see it in person! So good!