Fabric Flowers as Detachable Embellishments
Make a fabric and ribbon flower accessory that's easy to add to or remove from a garment.
Making a detachable flower embellishment, a sort of fabric flower corsage, is simple.
Instead of attaching the blooms directly to the garment, I affix them to a backing (ribbon layers, in this case) and use snaps to attach the backing to the garment. Below, I’ll show you how to make the two types of flowers. I hope it inspires you to make rich and removable details.
There are several reasons why detachable embellishments are an excellent option for a garment:
The sheer ribbon rose is based on the free-form folded rose technique described by Helen Gibb in The Secrets of Fashioning Ribbon Flowers (Krause Publications, 1998). With a little practice, this flower is easy to make. I made mine with wire-edged ribbon.
Start with a ribbon at least 12 inches long. You may wish to leave the ribbon long and just cut it when the rose reaches the size you…
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