Flower Power

Unable to be outside enjoying my garden today I thought that I would bring my flowers inside. I bought a magazine called “Sew” during the week which had a free gift of a small piece of patchwork material. I wasn’t sure what to do with it at first but then I found some inspiration in the latest docrafts Creativity magazine for March/April 2013 and the idea for  my new shoes was born.

Step 1) I cut 10 circles of material to make the flower petals using my die-cutting machine. You can cut them out freehand.

Circles cut from free gift material

Circles cut from free gift material

Step 2) Fold the circles into quarters for pointed petals. If you prefer your petals more rounded, fold the circles in half.

Fold circles into quarters for pointed petals

Fold circles into quarters for pointed petals

Step 3) Gather each petal along the curved edge of the folded circle using running stitch and secure so that the gathering doesn’t come undone.  Do this for all 5 petals and join them together to make a flower.

Gather each petal using running stitch and sew them together to make a flower.

Gather each petal using running stitch and sew them together to make a flower.

Step 4) I finished the flower by sewing a button to make the centre.

Use a button to finish off the centre

Use a button to finish off the centre

Step 5) I then attached the flowers to the front of my shoes and hey presto! I’m right on trend 🙂

Trendy shoes- minimal outlay

Trendy shoes- minimal outlay

And all done from my bed with little energy/effort required. Just what the Doctor ordered!

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5 thoughts on “Flower Power

  1. Thank you! I had to find something to do whilst resting in bed and watching past episodes of Prime Suspect!. I was hoping to be out in the garden but couldn’t do it. Still in pain and very tired so I keep falling asleep. Not sure whether it’s the stones or the drugs!

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