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Completed bloom

Completed bloom

This is a completed bloom.


Step one blooms

Step one blooms

Your squares can be any size as long as they are square. It is advisable not to go too large.

The lst step is to fold the square over corner to corner to make a triangle and press.
see step two


Step two blooms

Step two blooms

step two

Then fold again to make a smaller triangle and press. You should have one fold edge on one side and two folded edges on top of each other on the other side. Raw edges across the 3rd side.


Step three blooms

Step three blooms

Step three

Use 3 strands of embroidery thread . Knot the end and stitch a row of running stitch along the raw edge of one petal and gather it in by pushing it along the thread toward the knot.

Then stitch another small triangle on to the length of the thread and gather in also. Pushing it along toward the 1st petal.

Keep doing this until all the required amounts of petals are on the length of thread. (MAX 6) Keep a bit of tension on the thread so the petals are gathered in nice and firm.

Take your needle through the first petal when you have threaded all the petals and finish off with a knot. Keeping the tension on the gathered edges of your petals.

You will attach your bloom to the item by stitching a good size button in the middle area of the bloom. The button needs to be larger than the centre of the bloom.


Overview of bloom steps

Overview of bloom steps

Starting from top left are steps one, two and three all laid out for viewing.

Enjoy your blooms!!

Together "In Stitches"
Natalie 8-)