Sewing that's Retro, Geek, and Chic
A Handmade Felt Rose
January 22, 2012Posted by on
I’ve been working on restoring a vintage hat for a client and need to make a flower or two for it. So this afternoon, I did a little experimenting.
I have some olive-green wool felt which will be the perfect color for the vintage hat decoration, but I decided to practice making a rose using the same deep-red felt that I used to make my 1940s style hat.
I shaped some petals and hand-stitched them together. Then I added a leaf made from the olive-green felt I plan to use for the hat’s flower. I think it turned out pretty well for a first attempt:
I might sew a pin backing on it and make it a brooch. It would also be pretty on a headband. I haven’t really decided what to do with it yet…