May 5

Rick Rack = Flower

Posted by lori . 6 Comments

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Inspiration:

McCall’s Pattern #M6047 (This pattern has instructions for 10 different fabric flowers. It is well worth purchasing, if you love fabric flowers.)

Supplies:

Jumbo (5/8″ wide) Rick Rack

Felt

Marker

Scissors

Thread

Needle

Fabric Glue (optional – not in the picture)

1.  Mark and cut a 2-1/2″ circle from the felt.

2.  Using a double-threaded needle, tack the end of the rick rack to the outer edge of the felt circle.  I used a little fabric glue on the raw edge to prevent fraying.

3.  Hand gather along one edge of the rick rack, adjust fullness and sew the rick rack to the outer edge of the felt circle.  I sewed through three “bumps,” gathered, then tacked down…repeat.

4.  Continue gathering and sewing the rick rack to the felt circle, overlapping rows.

5.  Turn under the end at the center of the flower and tack down.

6.  What a pretty flower!  Add a pin back to make a lovely accessory or sew on to a pillow that needs a pick-me-up.

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6 Responses to " Rick Rack = Flower"

  • mayziegal says:

    Wow! Lookit how pretty that is! I bet it would look super pretty sewed on to a collar, too, don’t you? You are Most Talented!

    Wiggles & Wags,
    Mayzie

  • houndstooth4 says:

    I totally love this! I have to look for it next week when I get paid. I have several things that could really use sprucing up with some flowers!

  • mel says:

    i have been gone on vacation and just getting caught up on what you have been doing the past week 🙂 – I love this! these add on embellishments are all the rage on the simplest of garments…

  • Diana Rogers says:

    What a lovely flower! How much rick rack do you need to make this?

    • lori says:

      I used about 1 yard of rick rack (less than half a package). Thanks for visiting and commenting, Diana. Let me know if you have any other questions.


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