Everywhere I look, I see flowers, and recently I fell in love with a pillow that was covered in fabric roses. As per my usual, I was not thrilled with the price of the pillow, nor did the colors match my decor, so I decided to make my own version. I tried a couple of techniques trying to replicate the flowers, and came up with this version that I am quite pleased with. This pretty little rose is quick and easy to make with a little bit of fabric and some simple stitching.
Here, I show you how to make the rose and turn it into a brooch that would make a wonderful Mother's Day gift or a nice token of affection for a friend.
The fabric I used is inexpensive polyester lining fabric. I found one bolt of fabric on the clearance rack at my local fabric store that was water resistant jacket lining that was perfect because it does not fray much. The regular polyester garment lining does fray so if that bothers you like it did me, it is quick and easy to singe the edges with a candle to seal them. If you do decide to burn the edges, be careful and move the fabric quickly by the flame so that your fabric doesn't burn more than you want it to or catch on fire. The fabric does not need to actually go into the flame, just near enough to slightly melt the edges. Try it out first on a scrap piece of fabric, and above all, be careful!
Go to page two of fabric rose tutorial