Mom came up with this simple little flower as a possible project to teach in Haiti. They are so cute, but for some reason my boys won’t let me put one in their hair.
You only need a few supplies to make one of these.
fabric (small scraps are perfect)
needle and thread
scissors and measuring tape or rotary cutter and cutting board
iron and ironing board
Hair scrunchie or hair clip (optional)
You will need two cut two pieces of fabric.
1 – 3 1/2″ x 15″
1 – 2 1/2″ x 15″
Next, iron a crease in each piece about 1/4 inch off center as shown.
Once you have ironed both pieces, lay them one on top of the other as shown.
Now you are ready for a little hand stitching. Stitch along the length of the fabric near the crease. (You will be sewing through all four layers). Your stitches should be about 1/2 inch apart.
When you reach the end, pull the thread through creating a tight ruffly circle.
After you have pulled the fabric tight, stitch the two ends together.
Now pull the four layers apart and you end up with an adorable fabric flower.
Sew a button to the center of the flower
Sew or hot glue the flower onto a hair scrunchie, hair clip or dress
Play around with the width and/or length of the fabric pieces in the first step to create smaller or larger flowers.
(Maybe I’ll sew one of these onto one of my boys’ shirts and see if they notice. 😉 )