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Tutorial: How to make a stacked frayed edge flowers
These little flowers make fun 3D embellishments for your handbags, clothing or whatever. They also use up little scraps. Here's how I make them.

Posted by Solsisters from United States • Published See Solsisters's 10 projects »
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  • How to make a rosette. Stacked Frayed Edge Flowers - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut out 4 or 5 pieces of scrap fabric in loose squares, each one slightly bigger than the next.

  • How to make a rosette. Stacked Frayed Edge Flowers - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold the fabric into quarters...

  • How to make a rosette. Stacked Frayed Edge Flowers - Step 3
    Step 3

    and cut a flower shape.

  • How to make a rosette. Stacked Frayed Edge Flowers - Step 4
    Step 4

    It may come out a little wonky like the one shown. No worries , just trim it to a more pleasing shape.

  • How to make a rosette. Stacked Frayed Edge Flowers - Step 5
    Step 5

    Continue cutting each layer, making them just slightly bigger and trimming to shape as you go.

  • How to make a rosette. Stacked Frayed Edge Flowers - Step 6
    Step 6

    Once you have all your layers, lay the stacked flower onto the surface of the bag. Be careful that your petals do not overlap any seams.

  • How to make a rosette. Stacked Frayed Edge Flowers - Step 7
    Step 7

    Put the machine needle on the center of the flower and sew through all layers in a star pattern as shown.

  • How to make a rosette. Stacked Frayed Edge Flowers - Step 8
    Step 8

    Bunch and fold the bottom layer and sew as close as you can to the center in a circle. Perfection of the circle is not important. The stitching will be hidden by the layers. This causes the flower to stand off the surface of the bag.

  • How to make a rosette. Stacked Frayed Edge Flowers - Step 9
    Step 9

    Repeat this on each layer, bunching and scrunching as you go.

  • How to make a rosette. Stacked Frayed Edge Flowers - Step 10
    Step 10

    The back will look like this with multiple circles, one for each layer.

  • How to make a rosette. Stacked Frayed Edge Flowers - Step 11
    Step 11

    Take it off the machine and rub the petals rapidly back and forth to start the fraying process. Your flower is now done.

  • How to make a rosette. Stacked Frayed Edge Flowers - Step 12
    Step 12

    If you wish you can add some beads or buttons to the center as shown here. You can also add leaves in a similar fashion or use glass bead leaves.

  • How to make a rosette. Stacked Frayed Edge Flowers - Step 13
    Step 13

    See the small glass bead leaves peaking out? The finished Thistle purse will be listed in my shop tomorrow. It needs a tag and some top stitching.

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LadyLordessa
LadyLordessa · Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany · 15 projects

great How to <3...
the flower is so cute....
i will try!

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