Ah, the joys of being in a community of crafty minds!
A couple days ago, I asked for some help figuring out how these ric rac flowers were made.
Astaryth shared this link, and Alice shared this link. Both are pretty ric rac flowers, but not quite the same as these. As you can see in the photo below, the bottom of my flowers is flat. How did they do that?
Then Alice mentioned “reverse engineering” in her comment. And it finally dawned on me: DUH! I could take one apart and see how it’s made! Yeah, I know – forest for the trees, Baby.
So, I grabbed a flower. It was held together at the bottom with glue. I pulled it apart.
Here it is unrolled. And there’s the secret!
The ric rac was folded in half first, pressed, and then rolled up!
Pretty amazing – there’s no stitching or glue holding the flower together along the way – just a spot of glue at the bottom to anchor the end of the ric rac.
. . . And now we all know. :-)