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For brooches, dresses, rings, headbands - add vintage pretty to anything
These soft pink victoriana flowers can be added to anything. They're really quick and easy.

Posted by Ruru S. from New Zealand, Prince Edward Island, Canada • Published See Ruru S.'s 3 projects »
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  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Vintage Look Flowers - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut equal sized circles of organza and satin. I traced around the inside of a bracelet. Don't worry if the circles are not perfect, these are very forgiving.

    For each flower you will need 5 circles of each, and one small circle of felt.

    You will get bits of organza everywhere so its a bit messy. If you are doing it with the cat on your knee as I was, have a lint brush handy so she doesn't have to get it out of her fur.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Vintage Look Flowers - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place the organza circle over the satin circle.

    You can choose whether you want the shiny side of the satin to be inside or outside the flower. Having the crepe (dull) side outside is more vintage looking.

    In this picture the satin is facing up with the organza on top of it, so the satin will be inside the flower.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Vintage Look Flowers - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold the circle in half (like a taco!) so the organza is on the inside.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Vintage Look Flowers - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold it in half again so it's now in quarters - a wedge shape.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Vintage Look Flowers - Step 5
    Step 5

    here's what it looks like from above.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Vintage Look Flowers - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut a circle of felt about the size of a small coin. It's your base and won't be seen.

    Sew the corner of the wedge to the felt circle. The point should be just slightly past the centre, so that your stitch is in the centre of the circle. Make sure that when you fold, the organza is right against the satin, so that when you sew through the point you sew through both layers.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Vintage Look Flowers - Step 7
    Step 7

    Repeat steps one through six. I sew these on as if I'm only going to sew four - at the compass points. Then I put the fifth one in the gap that always happens between the first and fourth.

    The fifth one makes it lusher.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Vintage Look Flowers - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sew three small pearl beads into the centre of the flower. This will hide your stitches and make a pretty centre. You could use any beads, but pearls have a vintage look.

  • How to make a flowers & rosettes. Vintage Look Flowers - Step 9
    Step 9

    Finished flowers.

    The felt back makes them easy to attach to brooch pins, headbands or embellish one shoulder of a dress. These ones are destined for a cushion.

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Your Gracious
Your Gracious · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 7 projects
"Like a taco!" kehe, that made me giggle. Very nice project, Ive actually been trying to find a project to do this, I see them all the time, but I wanted to learn how to make them, Thankyou very much for sharing!
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Nilüfer
Nilüfer · Ankara, Ankara Province, TR · 31 projects
nice and simple
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Joy K.
Joy K. · Garland, Texas, US · 80 projects
Such a lovely flower~! I can't wait to make a few to add to a bag or top <3
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Hannah Sparkles
Hannah Sparkles
These are fabulous!
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Dorine C.
Dorine C. · Cardiff, Wales, GB · 3 projects
very nice indeed.
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
lovely!!!
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