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Fabric wedding bouquet

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This is the perfect wedding bouquet; it will never wither, you can keep it and pass down for generations, it's cheap to make and you can even make it out of the same fabric as your wedding gown to match perfectly. You can make it in any fabric you want: felt for a more folklore style, jeans for hippie and maybe black and red velour for a gothic wedding?

I have made mine a bit vintage with ash rose and olive green silky fabric and some lace trims. You only need small amount of fabrics and  trims. You could also use some vintage trims from your family or add a detail from your parent's or grandparent's weddings.


 
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Step 1: Things you will need

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*some kind of fabric for the roses-30cm and leaves and bottom part - 25cm
*a styrolit cone, mine was about 20 cm high
*short pins
*lace and trimmings for decoration (I didn't use everything on the photo)
*fusible interfacing (something that will stiffen the fabric if you're using thinner fabric like I did)
*sewing machine (you could do this by hand though)
*some kind of glue, I used a glue gun (make sure to use a glue that doesn't dissolve the styrolit)
*scissors, needle, thread


Step 2: Start making a rose

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Cut 7cm strips from the pink fabric, using the width. Cut in 3 parts which will give you about 7x50cm strips.
Take one of the pieces and fold long sides together, wrong sides facing. If you want to make it easier for yourself (that I dodn't in the beginning) do this:

Adjust your sewing machine to a long stitch and a loose tension. This will make your fabric crincle while you sew which is exactly what we want here. 

Start coiling the fabric from one end shaping a rose. Sew little stitches by hand to keep it from unrolling, sewing through all layers as you go.
gill3921 year ago
This looks amazing. Love it. Really like the colours you have chosen. Wondering if it would work with different shades of roses or if that would end up looking messy. Can't wait to try. Just waiting for the right bride to come along!
lpobiak2 years ago
This is very beautiful and a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing :-)
TabbyDeAnne3 years ago
Very beautiful! I love this idea for my flower girls! They are all quite young. This would be perfect! Thank you for the wonderful 'ible!
CrLz3 years ago
Very pretty!
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