- Start by gathering a small section of the ruffle you sewed and gathered.
- After the initial gather and a few turns around, for me, it was easier to turn the flower over and gently lay the fabric around the circle.
- Winding it up somewhat loosely that way and making sure to line the bottom of the ruffle as you go.
- Done with the winding.
Now you need to sew the flower together and add Velcro to make it hold together and be removable.
- Using a needle and thread, pick a location to start. Push your needle all the way through the flower.
- I found it easiest to pick a direction and continuing going in that direction, sewing the flower to hold together. So, each time I pulled my needle out, I moved it to the right and went back through the flower and going to the right again. Until, I had gone completely around the flower securing it.
- Next up is adding a small piece of Velcro Fist, sew it on going around the edge, pushing your needle through the Velcro and flower and back up again. Next, to completely secure the Velcro and to try to make the gathered portion look more neat, use a whip stitch going around the edge of the Velcro and gathering extra fabric up as you go. So that, in the end, it is almost all tucked up under the Velcro.
- Finished and fluffed flower.
Make sure to add the opposite piece of Velcro to the center piece of your outer fabric before proceeding with the rest of the pattern. I did this on the machine because I don’t like hand sewing. Blech…and after three flowers I was about to go batty!