In an effort to add some accessories to the tulle ruffle skirt, I decided to create a few tulle flowers. One I sewed directly to the onesie that is worn with the skirt, and a few others have made their way onto headbands.
To begin, cut strips of tulle (mine were 4″ by 12″). Fold in half a couple of times lengthwise to add some fullness to the tulle. Then run a straight stitch right down the center of your folds.
Gather the tulle by tightly in the middle by pulling one of the threads on both ends. (For a more detailed tutorial on this see my ruffled skirt post).
Then cut a small circle from felt (ideally the same color as the fabric you intend to attach it to).
Using the gathered tulle, wrap around in a circle and place on the felt in a circle. I went around the outside first and had 3-4 more rounds of tulle to work inwards. I placed one pin through the middle of the tulle and felt just to hold in place. Then hand sew the felt to the tulle, making sure to only go through one layer of the flower at a time (Otherwise you get a flattened flower look). I apologize there isn’t a picture of this, I simply didn’t have enough hands when I was doing this!
Finally hand sew (or use fabric glue) to attach the felt to the fabric of your choice!
These are really cute with a layer of satin or other festive fabric too!