I was searching around the other night for something to put on the girls' easter dresses and found this adorable flower pin tutorial. It was so close to what I wanted, but I was thinking flower petals. That's why I tweaked it a bit to come up with this little design. I do want to give credit to Chris at pickupsomecreativity because I spent a good chunk of time being inspired by her blog!
Now run your needle down the short end, going in and out to make smallish stitches.
Now take about 15 more running stitches going down the length. I used up about 2" of fabric here for a nice little petal. Make it how you like it.
Pull tight. When you have gathered enough that you like the petal size, wrap your thread around the top of the strip to encircle the whole thing and pull that tight.
Secure with a stitch through the middle.
To make the rest of the petals: continue sewing down the length and pulling it tight...
When you have a few petals made, form a little ring and stitch them together on the back.
Keep pulling your thread tight.
Now cut a little circle of felt and hot-glue to the back to cover up all of your stitches.