Have you seen all those beautiful flower clusters people wear in there hair? I for one love them but not there expense. Beautiful flowers with frills and feathers. There are lots of tutorials out there for fabric flowers. Most of them are pretty much the same so I won't get into that. But to cluster them together with other things is an art. After much trial and error I think I have learned a few things I can share so lets get started.
1. Buy satin that 100% polyester. The satin edges will burn to a nicer finish.
2. Burn the edges of your flowers before you sew them together. This gives them a more naturals fuller look.
3. Hand stitch your petals together. No matter what any one says Hand stitching is better than hot glue.
4. Be brave and play with color combinations. You never know what will catch your eye and look great.
If you need to add a stitch to the center.
After adding your beads decide what you want your finished cluster. Add tulle, ribbon, lace or feathers. Cluster your flowers close together. I like to add my lace or tulle as my base of the flower cluster. Set your flowers together and play with how you place them. sometimes I cluster my flowers are walk away for a minute to see if I still like it when I come back. Once your ready glue them with hot glue into place. Add a clip or headband.
This one has a base of gathered lace with the flowers on top. The centers of the flowers are folded satin. with pearls stitched into them. I used this one in with my little miss' Christmas skirt
Sometimes after I have clustered my flowers I like to add vintage buttons or a few extra beads. Theses examples are a headband and corsage sash I made for a wedding. I used rolled and ruffled flowers.