Each of the flowers are applied using the "raw edge applique" technique. We cut each flower out of the material and a duplicate out of flannel. The reason we did a flannel backer on the flowers is so the fraying would be accentuated. We sewed an 1/8" in around each flower, added a ric rac stem, some leaves and washed and dried the strip. This creates the frayed edges. For an added touch we put a tiny bit of stuffing in the center of each flower.
Let us know your thoughts or ideas!
|Here's the original fabric we started with|
|before any stuffing|
|you can kind of see the flannel behind the flower|
|stuffing the bumper|
|I think it turned out pretty cute!|
|a closer look at the detail|
|What do you think? I think Eloise will love it!|