Make It Sew Modern
Finished size: 5" and 7" balls
I created these balls with a wedding in mind, but you can use them to decorate a little girl’s room or, when made in summery colors, to create a lovely environment for an outdoor party.
Yardage is based on 60" -wide fabric.
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You Will Need
1. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise to make cutting easier. Trim the selvages.
2. For each 6" ball, cut the fabric across the width into 46 strips, 1" x 60". For each 4" ball, cut the fabric into 30 strips, 1" x 60".
3. For both sizes, cut each strip in half to create two 30" strips.
Continue to glue and attach the flowers to the ball, placing them closely so their tops touch and there are no gaps. Continue until you’ve covered half the ball.
Once the glue has dried and the ribbon is secure, continue attaching flowers to cover the ball.
Machine Ruffles and Gathers
In this project, you’ll gather a fabric strip or piece by machine. Hold the top thread, near the spool, between your thumb and forefinger to increase the tension on the thread. Stitch using the longest (basting) stitch on your machine. The fabric will begin to “ruffle” as you sew. It takes a bit of practice to find out how tightly you must hold the top thread, so be sure to experiment with your machine and a scrap of the fabric.
If you have a ruffling presser foot, by all means experiment with it, following the manufacturer’s instructions.