You may remember the canvas tote repurposed from leftover canvas and some patchwork strips from the old vintage quilt which I made into cabbage roses. Here’s a little pictorial about how I made the roses.
I started with a strip of patchwork, folded it in half, basted the raw edges, and pulled the basting thread to lightly gather the strip.
I started rolling the middle and stitching to secure as I rolled the fabric. My short strip did not make a large enough rose to suit me so I just added another strip stitching as I went.
Here you can see how I stitched on the back. No perfection here.
At the end of the strip, I folded last little bit across the middle and stitched in place to help secure the rose and tidy up the bottom. If I want, I can now stitch on a pin back for a brooch.
Notice how the center of the rose sort of pokes out unnaturally. All I did when securing the back was to stitch through the middle in order to cinch down the center to make the rose a little flatter.
This would be really cute pinned onto a jean jacket. What do you think?