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Fun and Frilly Fabric Flowers

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, April 2008


  • 2 colors of lightweight fabric, like the nylon chiffon used for the pettiskirts

  • Sewing machine

  • Scissors

  • Needle and thread in coordinating color

  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks

  • Small pin back

  • Embellishments: bows, sequins, appliques, etc.


  1. Cut a strip of each color fabric 3 1/2 inches wide by 2 yards long.

  2. Shirr each strip down the center of the strip.

  3. Twist the shirred strips together.

  4. Beginning at one end, roll the strip, securing it to itself every few inches with a needle and thread. Continue until you have reached the desired size of the flower. Cut off excess.

  5. Using a hot-glue gun, attach a small pin to back of flower.

  6. Embellish the flowers with bows, sequins, appliques, etc.

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