* flower garden skirt instructions

Posted on August 29th, 2007 by maitreya. Filed under Cross Stitch/Embroidery, Projects with Instructions.

Ok, the last of the old button projects.






sewing machine

green thread in various shades

wool felt (craft felt will also work, but does not stand up to repeated washing as well, though futuregirl’s done the experiment and this isn’t necessarily true.)

decorative edge scissors

time required: several hours, depending on how many flowers you choose to include

Sketch the garden and decide how many flowers to include and how tall they will be.

If desired, draw the pattern on the skirt with chalk or a wash-out pen.

Use the color of the skirt as your bobbin thread. Since it won’t show, you don’t need to match it to the different colors of top thread.

Using a reinforced straight stitch, sew the stems.

Using the plain straight stitch, sew the grass, either by following your drawing or by randomly zig-zagging. One line of grass looks fine, or you can sew multiple layers in different shades of green.

Choose buttons to use as the flowers.

Choose coordinating colors of felt for the flowers.

Using the decorative edging scissors, cut out circles to fit behind the buttons. Play with different patterns, or try cutting your own designs with embroidery scissors.

Stack the button and felt and sew on to the skirt.

Wash in cold water. Handwashing is probably best, but it should be fine in the washing machine. Hang dry.

7 Responses to “flower garden skirt instructions”

  1. Jessica Hood Says:

    this is adorable!

  2. cindy Says:

    Oh, I can see doing my girls jeans! Thanks for all the button love. And I had to laugh out loud at what you said at the end of your Martha post.

  3. anina Says:

    Cute, cute, cute!

  4. futuregirl Says:

    Hey, thanks for the link! :) I’m loving the button projects. I can’t believe they didn’t snap up your book idea.

  5. lucykate crafts Says:

    the skirt is so sweet, who needs a boden skirt hey!! : )

  6. Trish Says:

    That is an adorable skirt. What a great idea!

  7. sarah Says:

    I’ve been thinking about doing something similar for a long time. You have inspired me to do it. Super cute skirt!


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