Flower Petals


Learn how to make leaves {flower petals} in the leafy scrap fabric buster tutorial.

free-motion stitched

This was inspired by seeing a bunch of art journal pages (various artists) where scrapbook paper was cut into petals and made collage flowers. I made a bed of burlap, heavy fusible interface (not ironed in) and felt and sewed it together around the edges just to hold it together. I used the interface to make it easier to move around without bending, and I added the felt because it provides a smooth first layer to slide around easily under the needle. The leaves and center were cut freehand with scissors. I used the darning foot, feed dogs down, stitched each petal separately. Great practice for freestyle, freehand, free motion (whatever you call it) stitching!

Find more photographs and ideas for leafy + petally + scrappy fabric projects here!