How to Make an Organza Poppy

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How to Make an Organza Poppy
You can use organza fabric for petals when making a faux poppy. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

The bright red and orange blooms of the poppy are a welcome sight in spring. Crisp red organza fabric can stand in for the poppies for a long-lasting flower that can be pinned on a sweater or jacket or gathered in a colourful bouquet. The large and bright petals of the poppy give this faux flower a lot of pizazz. The organza poppy can also be stitched to a headband or a pair of flip-flop sandals to add a burst of colour and style.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • 1/8 yard red organza fabric
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Sewing needle, size 9
  • Red thread
  • 1/8 yard yellow organza fabric
  • Yellow thread
  • Small yellow button

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Cut the red organza into a rectangle that measures 12 inches by 5 inches, using the ruler and scissors.

  2. 2

    Thread the needle with 24 inches of red thread. Hand-stitch 1/2-inch long stitches 1/2 inch from one long edge of the organza rectangle. Pull the thread to gather the fabric, and make small stitches and a knot to secure the gathering.

  3. 3

    Cut three narrow rounded triangles of fabric from the outer edge of the gathered fabric to 3/4 inch from the centre to make separate poppy petals.

  4. 4

    Cut a rectangle from the yellow organza fabric that measures 1 inch by 6 inches. Pull several strands of thread from one long edge to fray the fabric.

  5. 5

    Thread the needle with yellow thread, and hand-stitch small stitches 1/2 inch from the non-fringed long edge. Gather the stitches by pulling, and secure the gathering with a knot.

  6. 6

    Place the gathered yellow organza in the centre of the gathered red organza. Place the small yellow button in the centre of the yellow organza.

  7. 7

    Sew on the button through the yellow and red organza to complete the organza poppy.

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