Step 1


Cut Petals

To create the petals, draw a simple petal shape on paper about 6" tall and 3" at the widest point.  Use the pattern to cut your petals from folded felt (each petal is made of two layers).  To determine how many petals you'll need, measure the circumference of your dog's head and divide by two.  For example, a medium sized dog with a 15" head will need seven petals. 

Step 2


Sew Petal Edges

Sew along the outside edge of the doubled petals and cut a vertical slit in the bottom of each petal about 1" long.  Fold those pieces over each other and then pin.

Step 3


Curved Petal Shape

Baste across the bottom of the petal where the pieces are pinned together, about 1" up from the bottom. This will create a curved petal shape.  Repeat with all petals.

Step 4


Attach Petals to Elastic

Measure and cut a piece of elastic slightly longer than the circumference of your dog's head. 

Place and pin the petals along the elastic.  Use a zigzag stitch to sew the petals to the elastic.  Take care to gently stretch the elastic between each petal so that they are not sewn to each other.

Step 5


Connect Elastic

Lay one end of the elastic on top of the other to create a circle and sew the elastic together with a tight zigzag or satin stitch. 

Step 6


Prune the Petals

Trim the excess felt from the bottom of each petal.

Step 7


Stand and Shape

Push and bend all of the petals back towards the trimmed edges so they will stand up nicely. 

Step 8


Put It On

Place the petals around your dog's face. Then keep an eye on her, you might lose her in the garden!