This tutorial is inspired by my client Connie who made a traditional stocking for her grand daughter. We created beautiful felt poinsettia's to be hand sewn onto the front of a stocking.
Now, I will admit I had no clue what a poinsettia was, but they are big during the holiday season. I was so inspired, that I started to think where else could these fabric poinsettia's be placed. Thought of decoration around the house, tree ornaments, brooches and even extra décor on gifts.
Create a pattern or download free patterns online. I found mine HERE on First Palette.
Cut out your paper pattern.
Pin and cut out your poinsettia felt layers.
Position 3 layers of felt to create a flower, and pin in place.
Thread up a hand sewing needle.
Prior to sewing beads, secure the 3 layers of your flower with a few stitches going top to bottom in the center 3-4 times.
Sew as many beads as you like, keeping beads centered in the poinsettia. Finish and tie a knot in the back.
Now you can decide how you will use your poinsettia. Hand sew a ribbon to the back if you are making it into a decoration.
I'm making my poinsettia into a brooch. First hand sew the brooch back to the back of flower. Next, cut out a small piece of felt and hand sew felt down around the circle.
Photographed and written by Sheila Wong Studios