The first installment of one pattern many ways is a Tulip. Use this template. Cut out one of each item on the template.
I used felt since it was easy and I want to show you how easy and cute creating can be.
Along the straight side of the flower piece, sew a running stitch. I did mine by hand. Just long stitches that you are going to use to gather in a second.
Wrap the flower around to join to form your flower. The tab goes inside the flower and gives you something to attach to the other side of the flower. By hand I sewed a blanket stitch.
Now that the flower is basically a cone shape, gather the bottom of the flower until your flower looks like this:
Tie the ends of your thread together so it stays.
Attach your flower to the end of a dowel then secure the flower with some glue. I like E-6000.
Glue the circle inside the flower to cover up the glue and the dowel.
With some glue attach the leaf to the dowel. I wanted my leaf to wrap around the dowel a bit.
I took some starch and curled the petals and the leaf.
That is it! Stick it in a vase, or make some friends for it. Now show me what you can do with it.
Last but not least is my paper version of this flower template. I actually have tulips right now and they are tinged with a second color on the edge of the petals. So, I used cardstock with a white core. I printed the template right onto this cardstock. Instead of cutting I tore so that you could see the white core along the edges.
I also used chenille stems for the flowers stem instead of the dowel Anjeanette used, or the pen that Katrina used. I also rolled the ends of the petals towards the center to look like the real flower boquet we currently have.