This tutorial is inspired by my best friend Lena who is getting married in August this year. She is having her bridesmaid dresses made (not by me, thank goodness!) and wanted a special touch by her maid of honor (me!). She wanted cherry blossom inspired flowers. Enjoy!
Cut out 6-8 petals in the same size and shape.
In a well ventilated area light a candle so we can singe the edges of each petal. Hold the petal ½ inch away from the flame and with a steady motion singe all around the petal. Not only does this step curl the edges to look like a petal it ensures the chiffon does not fray.
It is important that you are using polyester chiffon, NOT silk chiffon. Silk will burn the chiffon and smell really horrible.
Arrange the petals like a flower. Pin the middle holding all the petals together.
Starting from the back middle of the flower hand sew bottom to top them back again 3-4 times securing all the petals together. Try to keep all the stitches in the middle.
To finish off the chiffon flower add as many beads as you wish to the middle. This will hide our securing threads. Finish in the back by tying a secure knot. Trim any loose threads and you’re done.