My mother-in-law had seen some felt flowers made from circles, and had bought a set of circle dies to cut the felt, so we had a quick look on utube and found this fantastic tutorial from mummycraftsalot. We adjusted it a little bit so that all the work is done by sewing which seems to work quite well, so here is my step by step tutorial to make these gorgeous flowers.
Firstly you need 6 circles, you can mix the colours - these circles are 1.5", if you make larger broaches using 3" diameter circles then double up the circles so use 11 circles rather than the 6.
Have your needle ready and threaded with cotton, then take one circle and fold it in half (if you are making a larger broach with the 11 circles you would lay 2 circles on top of each other and then do the folds)
Take your last circle and fold it into it's 'quarter' shape but place it in the centre of the piece vertically rather than horizontally. Again add a couple of stitches to hold it in place (I stitched this one on the diagonal from both sides).
And this is one of the people I made the flowers for as an Easter gift. I stitched them onto some elastic to make a bracelt and hairband. You can attach them to any clip, or onto boxes or bags - lots of uses.
Hope you enjoy making them