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Monday, August 31, 2015

Free Design 5 Petal Flower


Potpourri Pillows

Five Petal Flower Tutorial 

Ribbon – 7 mm. Pink and Mauve for Five Petal Flower.
7 mm. Fawn for Fern
7 mm. Green for Leaves and Calyx

               4 mm. Lilac for small Daisy

               Thread - Fawn Thread for Fern Stem.
                Pink Thread for Bud Tip.
               Bone Thread for Lazy Daisy Leaves of Daisy.
               Beads - 5 Pearls for Centre of Flowers , 1 Lilac for Daisy.

Five Petal Flower: Transfer and prepare as instructed for Pansy.

1. It is best to complete the Five Petal Flowers First.
 Using the diagram in this post.

Sewing Instructions:
1. Cut the ribbon into 16 cm. Lengths ( 3 – Pink + 2 – Mauve ). 
 Pin or mark into 6 even spaces. With matching cotton thread 
knotted at the end make small tacking stitches as shown, the thread
must finish on the front and then loop over the ribbon
 bringing it through from the back and continue tacking.
 It is important that the cotton loops over, as this is what pulls
 the ribbon up to shape the petals. Repeat until there are  5 boxes
 of tacking. Pull up to form the petal, stitch the last petal firmly so
as it will not come loose again. Then after shaping it into a flower,
 stitch the ends together. Leave cotton attached to sew it on to
 fabric later. Make 5 in this manner.

2.  With Fawn Thread ( 2 Strands) do Stem Stitch for Fern Stem and
 Leaves are in Detached Chain in Fawn Ribbon.

 3. Small Daisy in Lilac Ribbon 4 mm.
 ( Working a clockwise direction)  and half daisy are next. 
4. With Pink 7 mm Ribbon make Detached Chain Buds,
 2 Calyx in Green 7 mm. 
 Ribbon and small Straight Stitches in Pink Thread at the tip. 
The Leaves of the Small Daisy are in Bone Cotton ( 1 Strand)
 in Lazy Daisy Stitch.

5. At this stage place your Completed Five Petal Flower in position 
one at a time.  With a dressmakers awl or similar sharp object
 make a small hole where the centre of the flower will be and push
 the ribbon ends through. Stitch the ends down at the back 
of the work, then sew in the bead for the centre. 
Repeat with remaining flowers.

6. Finish any remaining leaves and sew small lilac bead in the
 centre of the daisy. 


Top Pillow Embroidered -   Cut Material 2 - 12 x 12 cms Square. After
 completing Ribbon Embroidery, overlock and machine stitch to area of
 10 x 10 cms.  
Leave an opening on one side to insert the filling.
(I think it is best if you only include potpourri in the two larger bags, 
just in case it stains the embroidery) 
Using small slip stitches in matching thread close the bag. 

Second Pillow: Cut 2- 15 x 15 cm Pieces Finished size 12 x 12 cms.

Third Pillow: Cut 2 -16 x 16 cms Finished Size 14 x 14 cms.

Finish off by stacking the 3 Pillows and tying with Organza Ribbon.

Check out your fabric stash and you may find many leftover 
remnants  that would work well for these pillows.
Think personal gifts for Christmas or Birthdays etc.
This design could also be added to a Wedding Cushion
 or shaped to fit a Wedding Garter.   

Carol Daisy

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