The boys have been using their Spring inspired capes when out and about this Springtime.
As we are now in Summer we thought we should embellish them with some summery flowers.
We explored 3 different methods of making fabric flowers.
- Using wired ribbon
- We pulled one of the sides of wire from a strip of ribbon.
- On the other side we gathered the ribbon together and then twisted it round to form a flower shape.
- After twisting the ends together we wound it round a small safety pin to attach to a leaf on the cape.
2. Running stitch on felt.
This is a similar method to the wired ribbon, where one side it gathered.
- We put a simple running stitch down one side of a strip of felt. We had scalloped the other side of the felt to give a more petal like appearance before hand.
- Then we pulled the thread to gather the felt and secured the two ends together.
Again, attaching a safety pin to the back, ready to fix onto the cape.
3. Felt circles secured with a button.
- A simple flower head made by layering circles of reducing sizes. The circles were held together with a stitch over a button.
We then assembled the flowers onto the capes and secured the safety pins.
Enjoying our capes outside – S was keen to play a hide and seek type game, disguising himself where possible.
A – peering through the current bushes.
Chase! Followed by some knightly sword play.
As the flowers are only attached with safety pins we can add more, change there arrangement and also remove them when the cape with again become a springtime cape.
Let us know if you have a go at making some fabric flowers.