Image Credit: Abi's Den via YouTube
This sewing tutorial by Abi’s Den on YouTube is one of my all-time favorite sewing projects. I’ve already made a bunch of these tulip flowers, some of them I’ve used as decorations, birthday gifts, and mother’s day, while the others were sold. It was pretty easy to make and uses scrap fabrics, that’s why I love making them so much.
Print out the pattern template then cut them out. Fold over the felt on one side using the template as the guide, clip in place, then sew with about ¼ inch seam allowance, pivot at the end, and continue sewing. Cut the excess fabric leaving only about ¼ inch seam allowance near the stitch, cut the corner diagonally avoiding cutting the thread. Insert a tube or straw inside the stem, then push the top with the stick as you fill it with polyester fiberfill at the same time, continue the process until you’ve filled the whole piece of felt and you’ve turned it inside out. Fold your scrap fabric in half and cut it into a square the same size as a fat quarter, then cut it out according to the template, now re-stack them so that their right sides are facing each other, clip them together in place and sew the sides.
Start by locking it with 3 stitches forward before moving to sew it with about ¼ inch seam allowance and locking it again at the end. Insert the unsewn end of the stem inside the tulip fabric overlapping its edges to the shorter edges of the tulip (just until where the stick inside ends) and making sure it is centered. Bunch up the fabric over creating a pleat, then sew them together at the edge making sure not to include sewing the stick, turn the fabric up so its right side is out, and fill it with polyester fiberfill. Grab a needle and thread, then fold and tuck the seams in before you start stitching the fabric, pinch the and sew the seam center, then insert the needle in the center of one side connecting it to the other side, pull it at the center and lock it several times. Cut out the leaf on the felt using the template, then sew the leaf on the stem. Make two more pieces of tulips then tie them together with a ribbon.
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