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7 rectangles of bright
prints 4 x 5 inches cut on the bias
7 small buttons of any size or color
green cotton material for leaves; cut 10 pieces from pattern
pipe cleaners for stems
Fold each rectangle of cloth on the long side with right sides together
and stitch to make a tube 5 inches long. Turn the top of this tube back
over itself until the raw edge meets the bottom edge evenly with the seam
on the inside. Turn under the raw edges and run a gathering thread around
the edge. Insert pipe cleaner stem through the center of the gathers and
one eye of the button, pull the button down on the stem, fold the stem in
half and bring it back through the opposite eye of the button (stamens).
Twist the short end of the stem around the button to fasten. Then pull the
gathering thread tight and fasten. Turn the flower up around this center
and shape the top (bias) to form tulip-like shape.
Stitch two pieces of green material cut in the leaf pattern quite close to
the edge (right side). Make a double row of stitching through the center
of the leaf wide enough to insert pipe cleaner stem. Leave a small opening
at the base of the seam and insert a pipe cleaner and bend in the proper
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