Do you want to know how to make this little lace flower?
Well if you stay on this page I will give you step by step instructions that you can easily follow, and have it made in 10mins max!
Even ladies who view a needle and thread as something foreign can make these, trust me they are so easy.
Thread a needle with some cotton ( same colour as your lace would be a good start!)
I have used a white for this tutorial against a cream lace so that you can observe and scrutinise the method.
Choose some soft lace, you can use any width, but keep in mind that the larger your width the bigger your flower.
I have used a 3/4 inch scalloped lace, again it does not have to be scalloped.
Cut a length of 6-10 inches.
Start at the bottom edge and sew little running stitches up to the top and then back down to the bottom, as evenly as possible but, don't fret that your stitches are not exact.
This picture shows the upward motion.
Take note of my needle position.
When you reach the top always finish with your needle to the front.
Start your next stitch by looping over, and underneath towards the back of the lace to start the downward stitching.
When you have sewn about halfway gently pull up your stitching........
........ careful now as you do not want them tight, loose and relaxed is better, you will see the lace naturally want to curl that is when you stop.
Curl up the lace into a flower, making it tight at the beginning to form the bud, and work around until you are happy with your size, if it is not big enough continue to sew some more, until it looks like a perfect Rose/Flower.
When you are happy, cut your lace to within a 1/4inch of your stitching.
Do not remove or tie off your needle and thread.
Tuck your end underneath and sew a little stitch to hold , then sew right up through the flower to catch up all the layers, do this a few times, tweaking the petals as you go.
You should have a finished flower like this and not bulky at the base.
And here are the two side by side, notice how you obtain a different effect depending on what type of lace you use.
You will be seeing these on a card sometime soon from me, but in the meantime why don't you make some up and add as a beautiful element to any project.
Let me know when you have made some or if you have any questions I would love to see how you extend this element onto your creations.
Have a great day.