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For those who’re in for a rosy season

Posted by Charley H. from Peterborough, England, United Kingdom • Published See Charley H.'s 22 projects »
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  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Rose Corsage - Step 1
    Step 1

    To make a rose you need a long strip of fabric 6cm wide, with no raw edges. To create this, you need to cut a piece 14cm wide which spans the entire length of the fabric. You need to make it as long as possible to get lots of petals and detailing.

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Rose Corsage - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold your strip of fabric over so that it is now 7cm wide and machine stitch 1cm from the edge.

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Rose Corsage - Step 3
    Step 3

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    Turn your fabric inside-out and press it with an iron. Fold the two loose ends, at either side, in on each other and hand-stitch them together so that no raw edges are showing.

    Roll the end of your strip of fabric into a small, diagonal cone and secure with a couple of stitches at the bottom.

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Rose Corsage - Step 4
    Step 4

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    Fold your fabric back on itself and forth again, as shown in the diagram, below, to stop the cone from sticking out. Stitch in place at the bottom.

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Rose Corsage - Step 5
    Step 5

    Wind your fabric round the cone (tell you what – if it weren’t winter, right now, all this mention of cones would have me seriously craving ice cream! Alas – I digress!) for about two full revolutions – these will be your rose petals. Stitch loosely around the bottom in the way shown in the diagram.

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Rose Corsage - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pull the stitching at the bottom in to create a drawstring effect. Stitch at the bottom and knot to secure your fabric.

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Rose Corsage - Step 7
    Step 7

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    Then stitch through the top of your rose, in and out of the tip of the cone, and pull, so that the cone goes back into the petals and looks like a small bud in the middle. Also, fold the sides of the petals down.

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Rose Corsage - Step 8
    Step 8

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    Finally, fold the rest of the strip around the bottom, as shown in the diagram and secure with some stitches.

  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Rose Corsage - Step 9
    Step 9

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  • How to make a sweater / jumper. Rose Corsage - Step 10
    Step 10

    Repeat with however many roses you want to add, maybe throw in some frills (See: A View to a Frill entry) or some fabric drapes. You can finish off the edges by folding the fabric back 1cm at the edge, cutting away the excess fabric up to the stitching, folding the fabric back on itself again and securing your fabric in place with top-stitching.

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