The other day I posted a photo of a clutch purse I made and with a dahlia pinned to the clutch and I was asked how I made that little dahlia. So here you go……
Cut a 4 inch by 24 inch strip of fabric.
Cut sections out like the above photo, making sure to leave a 1 inch edge.
Roll the fabric together, making sure all the strings are coming out the bottom side. Tie the loose threads in a knot. Take a needle and thread and sew through the whole bottom section, and then back again and tie.
Pull the petals out to how you want it to look and your done! I usually secure the back with a piece of coordinating fabric. Hot glued or sewed on, your choice. And then add a pin and you have a dahlia ready to wear.