Saturday, 14 March 2015

Make: Fabric daffodils for Mother's Day

Decorate your Mother's Day makes with these lovely handmade fabric Daffodils - a great way to use up scrap bits of fabric!

What do I need?

- Free pattern: download here
- Yellow fabric for daffodil petals. Choose a fabric with no obvious right and wrong side, a cotton sateen works perfectly as it is softer and silkier.
- White or orange fabric for daffodil trumpet. Again choose a fabric with no obvious right and wrong side, a normal weight cotton is ideal.
- Pins
- Fabric and paper scissors
- Yellow thread and needle
- Pinking shears

How do I make it?

1. Cut out your paper pattern pieces.

2. Pin the petal pattern piece onto your yellow fabric and cut out.

3. Cut along the long edge with pinking shears.

4. Press the petals along the dotted lines.

5. Pin the trumpet pattern piece onto your white or orange fabric and cut out.

6. Cut along both edges with pinking shears.

7. Thread your needle and stitch along the band below the petals, gather loosely.

8. Stitch along the base of the trumpet and gather tightly, tying a knot and trimming your threads.

9. Place your trumpet inside your gathered petals and secure by tightening the petals with a knot. Trim your threads.

What can I do with my make?

A. Tie a ribbon around the base of the flower and use to decorate wrapped presents
B. Make a cluster of daffodils and glue to the top of presents
C. Make a garland using several daffodils, attaching them along a strip of ribbon
D. Add individual daffodils to flower vases (they won't wilt!)

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  1. Love your daffodil tutorial.Thank you!

  2. Daffodils are my favourite flowers! They are a happy fun flower and your fabric tutorial is just as fabulous as the real ones. Well done!

    1. Thanks Christina! I'm so glad you like them, I tried to make them as realistic as possible : )