This hand-sewn fabric flower is made from a long piece of fabric, stitched with a series of “M-shaped” running stitches. The stitches are all connected on one continuous thread, forming gathers as they are pulled. This gathered strip of fabric is then coiled into a circle and sewn on a piece of felt, forming a fabric dahlia.
What you'll need:
- 4″ diameter felt circle
- Spray Starch, if using quilt-weight cotton
- Hand Sewing Needle
- Beeswax or Candle
- Fabric Marking Pen or Chalk
- Tape Measure
- Coordinating Thread
- 1/6 of a yard of fabric (5″ x Width of Fabric)
Take a look at this FREE Tutorial on How to Sew a Hexagon Flower, too!