By far my very favorite flower has to be the gerbera daisy, it makes no excuses for itself, there is nothing subtle or demure about them even their colors are extreme and demand attention and as Auntie Mame so famously put it, “more is more!”
Enjoy the best of summer with this free gerbera daisy template and tutorial. And now you can share pictures of your creations on our Facebook page!
You will need:
Felt in your choice of flower color I used our new color, Hot Pink
Thread in pale green color
Flip Flops, or anything you want to accent with these whimsical flowers.
Print out and enlarge this Template to the standard copy paper size.
1: Cut 2 each of templates A, B & C in your flower color choice.
2. Cut 1 of template D in deep yellow color
3. Cut 1 of template E in pale green color.
**For tips on cutting complex or small pattern pieces from felt see our blog post***
Now that the pieces are all cut stack them in order of size making sure that the petals fan out in different directions so that the finished piece looks fuller.
Place a small X with a running stitch through the flower, shown here in contrasting thread color for clarity. Pull threads tightly so the flower curves inward.
Step 4: You can now attach these to any project you like, to attach them to the flip flops as shown above simply attach the flowers to the toe posts as you would a button or use hot glue.
Try these on:
A tank top
A handmade bag
Headbands and hats
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