I came up with my technique after reading this lovely paper roses tutorial. One day while working on my millinery class homework on the train (of all places), I realized that the process could be applied beautifully to felt-like fabrics, if they were stitched in place by hand. A tilted retro hat was born.
lovely felt from Purl in the video below.)
To make one rose, here's what you'll need:
- a 2 x 32" strip of wool felt (you can play around with longer or shorter lengths for different effects)
- all purpose sewing thread
- a long hand sewing needle
- green florist's stems (optional, use these to make a rose to put in a vase) Note: I used a small-gauge wire for this, but I would recommend looking for something like a 20 or 18 gauge to support the weight of the felt rose.
I hope this is useful to you, my dear sewing friends. Let me know if you have questions!