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We love handmade gifts, so this Mother’s Day we briefed three expert makers whose work we love to devise a special Mother’s Day Make for you to try your hand at in time for the big day on Sunday 6th March.
Last week we showed you how to run up a pretty Patchwork Cushion, and for our second Mother’s Day Make we commissioned design gurus Russell & Bawden to create a bespoke rosette that’s easy to hand sew at home. This Mother’s Day we’re all about celebrating our mums the way they’ve always celebrated us , so why not show her she’s your #1 with a sweet handmade rosette? Read on to find out how to make yours…
You will need:
Cath Kidston fabric (we used a mix from the Patchwork Bundle)
Water erasable pen
Large coat button
Safety pin or magnet
Using the water erasable pen, draw around the button on the reverse of your chosen fabric, then draw another outer circle about 1cm wider than the inner circle. Turn the fabric right side up and use the water erasable pen to create a message or design of your choice. Using a back stitch, and your choice of coloured embroidery floss, embroider over your design.
Sew a line of gathering stitches near the edge of the embroidered circle, insert the button and gather up the stitches. Finish with a knot, then turn the button over to admire your handiwork!
Cut a piece of fabric of your choice with one long straight edge and one long pinked edge measuring 3.5cm W x 33cm L. Sew a line of running stitches along the long straight edge. Gather the stitches up to form a circle, then tie off the ends.
Repeat the previous step using a contrasting piece of fabric of your choice (we used plain blue), this one measuring 2.5cm W x 21cm L. This and the larger circle will form the two layers of your rosette. Sew the smaller circle onto the larger one at their centres, then sew the covered button on top of the double rosette.
Cut a piece of ribbon 19cm long. Fold it in half and then sew it onto the back of the rosette. If you want to create a rosette for mum to wear, sew a safety pin onto the center of the reverse of the rosette, then neaten by sewing on a small piece of ribbon with its ends turned under to cover all the stitching. Or you can glue on a magnet so the rosette can be stuck to the fridge!
Tip: we also created an alternative button centre using a piece of vintage embroidery we picked up from a charity shop. Simply draw around the button on the reverse of your embroidery, draw another outer circle about 1cm wider than the inner circle, then follow the rest of the method as normal. Easy!
Inspired by this Mother’s Day Make? There’s more! Check out our Patchwork Cushion make and stay tuned for the last Mother’s Day Make in the series, coming later this week.
Want to win a £50 Cath Kidston voucher to spend on mum this Mother’s Day? Find out how to enter our Mother’s Day competition, and celebrate her like she celebrates you, here, and shop our brilliant Mother’s Day gifts for all budgets here.