I started by cutting the velvet into a 3 x 30 ish piece.
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Now I folded it in half, wrong sides together, I didn't want to iron it because I didn't want to mess up the texture of the velvet. Using a needle and thread I did a simple gathering stitch, on the raw edges. It's hard to see in this picture, but you don't have to do anything fancy. Once you are done sewing the whole strip start pulling the thread and the fabric will gather and start turning rolling up on itself.
** Sorry, but I forgot to take a picture of this next step. I'm totally lame, I know. If you don't understand the directions, let me know and I will get you a pic ASAP **
Roll the fabric up and sew through the layers with each roll. It will start looking like a rose immediately. After it's all rolled up, sew through the layers a few more times and knot it off so the thread doesn't break.
I wanted to make this rose so I could wear it on my shirt, or in my hair, or on my purse (that would be cute!!). So, I chose to attach a piece of ribbon so I Could just slip a clip or safety pin through it and attach it. I sewed each end of the ribbon the back, making sure to make the ribbon as taught as possible, so the rose would lay flat.
Here it is all put together.
On my shirt!! It's kinda hard to see because it's such a dark fabric, but I LOVE how it turned out!!
And in my hair!! This would even look cute on a necklace or one of those cute little scrunchy belts on Disney's cute blog Ruffles and Stuff. Maybe if I was a skinny little thing like her I could actually pull one of those belt's off ... Maybe someday :)
I decided to link this up too!!