I am back to making Dresden plates again today! For this center we are using a fabric flower. These fabric flowers make look super cool and difficult, but if you arm yourself with a few fabric strips and a glue gun, you totally can do it too!
Let’s dive in!
Explorations in Dresden Plates
- Basic Dresden center + how to cut blades and put plate together
- Sashiko stitched center
- Hand applique center
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How to make a fabric flower
- 3 strips of fabric roughly 1-3″ wide by width of fabric
- glue gun
- hand sewing needle
- First make your Dresden plate. Visit this page for a full tutorial for that.
- Plug in your glue gun.
- Sew your three strips of fabric together end to end. Press seams to one side.
- Fold your long strip of fabric in half and press. Fold your long strip of fabric in half again in press.
- Start rolling your strip up a few times and add a little glue.
- Twist your fabric and continue rolling. Add glue.
- Repeat steps 5-6 until you have about a 2″ tail of fabric left.
- Fold under your fabric flower and glue.
- Hand sew your flower to your pillow using your preferred stitch. Be sure to use a color thread that matches your flower.
- Before tying off your hand sewing, slip the needle through the flower a few times for extra security.
- Beware of touching the glue. It’s hot!
- Try to keep your fabric flower level on bottom and top while making.
- Glue your fabric flower to your Dresden plate before sewing to keep it from moving (I forgot to show this step in the video).
Thank you so much for reading!
If you need any other help on making Dresden plates, please visit my Dresden Making page where I detail the whole process beginning to end with lots of different techniques and helpful tips.