For those do-it-yourself hosts, brides or event planners, this fabric corsage project is a lifesaver. Not only can you make a corsage for a fraction of the cost a florist would charge, but you can personalise each one to coordinate with the outfits of the mother of the bride or the guest of honour at a baby shower. And, since the flower is fabric, you can make them in advance without worrying about wilting, and the recipients can take them home as keepsakes from your event. These corsages are stylish enough that you might just make a couple for yourself.
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Things you need
- Need and thread
- Craft glue
- Rhinestone, fancy button or charm
- Backing pin
Cut your chosen fabric into 12 squares of 5 inches by 5 inches. This project works well with several types of coordinating fabrics, so you can use up the scraps you have if you don't have enough to make all 12 squares from the same fabric.
Fold the squares in half on a diagonal to make little triangles. Press a crisp seam in each one using an iron. Fold the tips of the triangle together once more, but do not iron this crease. Holding the tips of the triangle together, snip off the tips about ¼ of an inch.
Thread your needle and tie a small knot in the opposite end. String the triangles onto the thread by sticking the needle through the place in the triangle where you snipped the tips off. Push all of the triangles down to the end of the thread. Tie a knot against the final triangle and cut off the excess thread. Fan out the "petals."
Glue the rhinestone or your chosen charm to the centre of the petals and allow to dry. Turn the corsage over and glue the backing pin, which you can find at a craft store, onto the back.
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