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Embellished Flower Tutorial

Here is the HIGHLY anticipated Flower Tutorial for the Verona Apron Collection.  Of course, these little beauties can be added to pretty much anything to make it cuter!  ..And the fabric options are unlimited, but I’m a little bit partial to my NEW Verona Collection of course!

1. Cut two rectangular pieces of fabric 18” x 5”. One piece will be the front of the flower petals, one piece will be the reverse lining of the petals.

Using the cirlce template, cut a piece of coordinating fabric forthe center of the flower.

2. Using template, trace five petals on the wrong side of lining fabric. Leave 1/2 “ space between petals. Do not cut the pieces out yet!

3. Place the petal lining fabric on rectangle of fabric that will be the front side of the petals. Ensure that right sides are together.

 4. Sew around the curve of the petal. Carefully pivot around the curve (with the needle down, lift the presser foot and shift the fabric to follow the curve if necessary).

Leave the straight edge open for turning.

5. Without cutting the thread, sew each petal as directed in step 4.  Repeat until all five petals are sewn.

6. With pinking shears, cut out the petals on the curve close to the sewing line. With regular straight scissors, cut along the straight edge.

 7. Turn each petal inside out. Using a knitting needle or other tool, gently work the seam out to achieve a smooth curve. Press with iron.

 8. With a needle and doubled thread, baste 1/4” from the straight edge of each petal until all five petals are strung along the thread.

Tie a knot in one end of the thread, and leave the needle in the other end.

 9. Gently gather the petals along the thread and form them into the flower. Tie the ends of the thread together, then using the needle with thread still attached, make a few stitches across the gathers in the back of the flower to secure the petals.

 10. Sew the coordinating circle to the center of the flower in a spiral fashion. (A walking foot is handy for this).


fabric flower instructions/template

Be Inspired!


15 thoughts on “Embellished Flower Tutorial

  1. I had the flower petal pattern, lost it, found it, lost it………haven’t found it again. i have tried to get it again, but it want let me download or even go to the pattern. what am i doing wrong? thanks Rhe’

  2. Hey! They are so adorable but what type of fabric is that? I love the look! 🙂

  3. Thanks for this, it looks quite easy and I will try it out.

  4. OH MY GOSH – I love these. I love this fabric, and I love your site. I am hooked! I did have a hard time opening up the tutorial however. Any other ideas of how I can do this? Thanks for the inspiriation.

    1. Thanks for letting me know about the difficulty you’ve had opening the tutorial files! I will get right on it as soon as I get home from quilt market!

  5. Hello I just found your blog and attempted to download this tutorial. Scribd isn’t allowing it and is saying I must be a premium member in order to do so. Have you got another way, possibly google docs or something where this might be more accessible?

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Vicki~ thanks for your interest in this tutorial. Let me find the file/files on my computer and I’ll send them to you directly! Emily

  6. Wow!! great tutorial!! Easy to understand and simple!! Thank you,

  7. love this flower and love making it even more, thanks

  8. I just shared these on Pinterest! Can’t wait to make them!

  9. Love this tutorial … thank you! I’m going to try a smaller version to add to a little girls headband.

  10. Well done!

  11. Great tutorial. I won’t like the way to download the instructions @ they ask for my facebook info etc.
    Love the fabric!
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. Soooo adorable.. THANKS!

  13. Adorable! Definitely tonight’s evening project. I can just imagine a whole collection of flower pins for Valentine’s Day treats. Thank you for sharing this great tutorial.

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