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Poppy Boutonniere Tutorial

Added Jun 28, 2010

by grosgrain

Harrisburg, Penn...






My good friend Cheila of What’s Goin Down Episode invited me over to her new home on Friday which gave us the perfect opportunity to spend an afternoon taking pictures and making poppies. I love spending the day with Cheila. She’s a great cook AND loves to sew!

These poppies are great for anything! I based them on these lovies by emersonmade

And BTW, looks great on guys too!
They just bought a new older home and it’s lovely! Full of all those touches you can’t find in brand new construction. Moulding, moulding, moulding, hardwood floors, wraparound staircase, wood windows and pocket doors.

Lily and her daughter had fun dirtying their playroom with play dough and moon sand. Less fun when it came time to clean up. We had fun eating chicken salad on endive, lemon pastries with coffee and of course….making poppies!

They are a little different than the first one I made (for the better). Less work. More pretty.

If you want a fuller flower just cut out more flowers and create more layers. If you want a smaller flower just eliminate the larger flowers and make fewer layers.

You might want also want to try cutting the tips of the flower patterns in a point to make peonies.

I might even suggest some embellishments like a hanging ribbon in the back. Or create several small ones of varying size and cluster them together to line one side of a vest or the neckline of a dress.

I made the above pea green poppy a little smaller than the original one on Lily. Cheila made the full sized one in blue and had the brilliant idea to pin it to a pillow. It looked just like something in Anthropologie!

Material Notes

1 yard of either Linen, Cotton or lightweight solid colored material
1-2 pin finding bars (I found mine at JoAnn fabric)
Fray Stop Spray (I found mine at Hancock fabric)
3″×3″ felt
2″×2″ piece of contrasting fabric for center
Thin tipped marker
hot glue gun and glue




Garment Type
Bridal, Casual, Classic, Mod, Preppy, Romantic

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    Aug 9, 2010, 11.55 AMby shmuci


    for those who have problems with opening instructions file. :)

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    Jul 3, 2010, 05.45 PMby kelepso


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    Jun 30, 2010, 01.11 PMby nehmah

    Now, THAT is a poppy! The petal pieces in your .pdf would work up fine for an applique. Thanks, Cordially, Nehmah

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    Jun 29, 2010, 03.46 PMby tamezdc

    Cute flowers! Thanks for the instructional.

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    Jun 29, 2010, 03.40 PMby 6kidsathome

    very pretty

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    Jun 28, 2010, 05.04 PMby hyunjoo

    Lovely!!! I haven’t tempted yet, but will in the next few months (maybe after the wedding!)

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