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Ruffly Corsage

Martha Stewart Weddings, Volume 37 2006

This sweet flower-girl accessory is a wonderful option for a youngster who may not be ready to sprinkle petals from a basket. We made gathers in eyelet trim, then coiled it (securing with a few stitches as we went) to create the layered "petals" of a lush bloom; a piece of eyelet trim secures it to her wrist.

How to:
1. You will need a 45-inch-long piece of 1 3/4-inch-wide eyelet trim for the flower, a 16-inch-long piece of narrow eyelet trim (finished on both edges) for the strap, and a needle and thread. (You can use gathered eyelet trim as an option.)

2. Machine-sew two rows of basting stitches, about 1/8 inch apart, along the selvage of the wide trim; pull bobbin threads to gather.

3. To make the flower: Beginning at one end, coil the gathered trim, whipstitching it together along the bottom edge as you go.

4. For the strap, sew the center of the narrow trim to the back of the flower. Fluff "petals."

Comments (3)

  • treen_m 22 Oct, 2009

    I love it! I just made it with ribbon and lace. Love it, love it, love it!

  • hertreasurebox 24 Jul, 2009


  • MissMarple 19 Aug, 2008

    This would also be cute sewed or glued to a straw hat, for girls or women of all ages.