This flower reminds me of Carnivale! It's decadent with it's lovely tall layers.
It does need a little bit of hand sewing.
What you need:
- Two coordinating scrap fabrics
- Coordinating lace
- Tulle netting scraps
- A button
- Needle and thread
What to do:
Cut a large circle from you fabric. You can trace around a lid, or do my dodgy trick of taking a fabric square, folding it in half and half again, then cutting the edge into a curve ;) Up to you!
You can see that my circle is definitely not perfect! But it works just fine for this!
I would take more care and trace around a lid or plate or something if I was making a normal yo-yo :)
Just like when you make a normal yo-yo, stitch a running stitch around the circumference of your fabric circle, folding the edge under as you go.
Again, if I were making a normal yo-yo I'd press the edge under carefully before making my running stitch, so it stays all nice and neat!
Pull the running stitch in tight, but do it carefully so you don't snap your thread.
OK, now I need to apologise - I forgot to take some photos here! *face palm*
First, make four petals like we did for flower #3 this week (petals and layers)
Next, cut a small circle of your lace (the black stuff is my lace ;))
Pop a dab of glue in the middle of the lace and press the middle so the circle is in quarters, just like in flower #2 (simple layered flower).
When the glue is holding the lace into the right shape, dab a bit of glue into one of the indents in the lace and press one of your petals into it. Repeat for all four petals. (Hope these pictures help explain what I mean!)
Cut yourself a circle of tulle.
(Yes, one is enough ;))
With the open side of the "yo-yo" facing up, glue the tulle to the centre.
Glue the lace and petal concoction we made earlier on top of the tulle. It should look vaguely like this:
Finish it off by gluing a button to the centre top.
You're done! I love this one - it might even be my favourite!