To match a striped wedding theme, outfit your flower girl in seersucker and hand her a posy of these fabric flowers.
Tools and Materials
Wilton flower stamens (artscraftsusa.com)
18 gauge floral wire (save-on-crafts.com)
Pinking shears (fiskars.com)
Green floral tape (save-on-crafts.com)
B&J Fabrics seersucker, cotton-nylon, and spandex stripe fabrics (bandjfabrics.com)
Hyman Hendler & Sons green-and-white stripe pattern #97 moire, color #85 (hymanhendler.com)
Fabric Flower Bouquet How-To
- For each flower (our bouquet has nine), bend two faux flower stamens in half. Loop a piece of floral wire around the halfway point, and use it to create an 8-inch stem. Cover the wire stem with floral tape from top to bottom.
- Cut one strip of fabric for each bloom. Each should be 15 inches long and between 1 1/2 and 2 2/5 inches high (this will create a little variety).
- Use pinking shears to embellish one long edge of each strip.
- Sew a basic in-and-out stitch along the unfinished edge from end to end, approximately 3/8 inch from the bottom of the fabric.
- Pull the thread until the flower takes shape, then glue the edges in place where they meet.
- Glue the flower around the stamen.
- If you'd like to add leaves, snip them out of fabric with pinking shears. Using floral wire and tape, make a few extra stems, and then glue a leaf onto each one.
- Bunch the finished flowers and leaves together, and wind floral tape around all the stems from top to bottom. This will create one "handle" for your flower girl to hold.