This could be just the embellishment your were looking for.
Easy and lots of sass!
Don't you think she is the finishing touch to this Punch & Cookies Apron?
You will need:
- About 5" of fabric - 5" X 44"
- The scallop pattern from Punch & Cookies (or make your own)
- A sheet of blank paper & pencil
- A fabric marker or pencil
- Sewing machine
- Glue Gun
Start by trimming your fabric to 5" X 44"
(I know! This is not the fabric used for the flower on Punch & Cookies. This is leftover "DEMO" fabric.)
Remove the selvages.
Fold the fabric in half lengthwise and iron.
(If you are making your own the scallops are 2 1/2" wide.)
Position the scallops along the RAW edges of the fabric and trace the curves with a fabric pen or pencil. I like to use my 'heat sensitive' Pilot FRIXION pen. It makes a nice visible black line and it disappears when you touch it with an iron. Find them at your local quilt store or office supply store. They are inexpensive & come in black, red & blue.
Re-position the template to mark the whole strip.
WAIT! Before you cut out the scallops sew a row of gathering threads close to the folded edge of your strip. If you already cut out your scallops, NO BIGGIE. I just wait because it means I won't be handling and fraying the raw edges any more than necessary.
Like so --
Trim away the RAW edge NOT the FOLDED edge.
Pull out the gathering threads from this tail & tie a knot in this end to make the CENTER of your flower.
Now you can cut out the scallops.
I can still see some of my black pen marks. Can't you?
Not to worry! Touch them with the warm iron . . .
Pull up the gathering threads.
Get the glue gun ready. Start by wrapping around the knot with the tail to the back.
You can trim the tail to keep it out of your way.
Working with just an inch or so of glue at a time, work the gathers around the knot from the back or the flower. When you are finished it will look something like this . . .
Not so pretty! Not to worry!
Cut a circle of fabric a little bigger than the messy stuff you want to cover.
Run a bead of glue around the edge of your 'cover up' and glue it in place.
When you glue it to the back of your flower position it above the center of your flower. Look at the front of the flower and decide which way is up. Put the pin on the up side so the weight of the flower won't make it sag when you pin it on.
Voila!! The finishing touch for your project!!!!