Workshop: Felt Flower Corsage

Back in January 2010 Jo ran a workshop making felt flower corsages, this week we ran this workshop again for our members at the Catney group. We had a productive evening and all made at least one felt flower.

If you would like to make your own corsage here are Jo’s instructions:

You’ll need:

  • 2-3 different coloured pieces of felt
  • matching or contrasting coloured net
  • a few buttons of different sizes which go with your felt
  • emboridery thread which goes with the felt, can be a contrasting colour, depends on your style
  • some beads to decorate (optional)
  • a brooch back or safety pin
  • needle

Instructions

  • Decide on the colour theme or combinations you’re following
  • Cut out 2-3 flowers, small, medium and large
  • Cut out circles of net to fit between the felt flowers. The more circles you cut out the more three-dimensional the finished flower will be
  • Select a button and/or beads to go with your design
  • Using your contrasting embroidery thread assemble the flowers, felt, net, felt, net, felt, securing with a few stitches
  • Take the main button for your centre and attach, sewing all the way through the felt and net
  • If desired sew on a second button or bead
  • Now you can freestyle, decorate and embroider your flower to your heart’s content!
  • Cut a small square or circle of felt and stitch it on to the back of the flower to hide your stitches. Sew around the edge – blanket stitch looks particularly effective
  • Now sew on your safety pin or brooch back
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