Another flower?! Yes, another flower. I hope you’re not tired of flowers because this one is fun and quick. I’m calling this the “shabby chic” flower. I wikipedia-ed “shabby chic,” which, despite saying it referred to a style of interior design (not handmade baby clothes!), said: a soft, minimalistic, and feminine feel is emphasized. I think that describes this flower pretty well.
You will need:
- prewashed, plain onesie
- fabric scraps (I used two different fabrics for added texture)
- sewing machine
- needle and thread
- coordinating button
- fray check
- fabric scissors
How to do it:
With my fabric scissors, I cut out three different-sized circles (small-medium-large) from the two different fabrics. I was not very specific or neat doing this. Remember the ‘shabby’ is an important part of ‘shabby chic.’ Make sure your smallest circles are not exactly the same size, your mediums are not exactly the same size, and your larges are, also, not the same size. When you layer your circles largest to smallest, they will make a bulls-eye pattern.
I layered the two large circles and using my sewing machine, sewed in a circle, securing them together.
Then I added the two medium circles on top, sewed in a circle, securing all four layers together.
Then I added the last two circles, this time sewing in a cross shape.
I suppose you could have been sewing these to your onesie the entire time, but I didn’t do that until this point in time.
Important note: The fabrics I chose will fray if the edges aren’t finished. A little fray gives this flower its shabby chic, so I needed some fray. So I took my hand and smushed and wiggled and tried to fray my flower. Then I added fray check around the edges to contain the rest of the fray.
Then I hand-sewed my button on top. Voila! Now you have a Shabby Chic Flower. Or should I say a Shabby Chic fleur?
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