I have been reading this great new book, Handmade Fabric Flowers, on how to create your own fabric flowers!! It is lovely how this book by You-Zhen Lu shows how to make 32 beautiful blossoms that look like real flowers in a garden. The attention to detail of each flower's shape and how to construct it, is superb. There are also templates of each flower petal in the back of the book to trace and cut.
The only drawback I have found is most of the flower projects do require a flower iron. You can find a basic flower iron at an online shop, called Lacis with these four different heads.
Since I make a lot of bags, flower accents can make a bag perfect! I love the fact that you can use the same fabrics in your bag for your accent flowers. Fabric flowers also make incredible gifts attached to a simple pin clasp and card.
There is so much to explore with fabric flowers! Now for the best part, St. Martin's Press is giving away one copy of this book, Handmade Fabric Flowers by You-Khen Lu to one of our Sew Spoiled readers!