But I restrained myself and only bought three sewing tools. You might be able to find these or something similar in the US, but I had not seen the small versions before.
You stick a triangle of scrap fabric in the clamping tool. And in advance please excuse my napkin backdrop and crappy photoshop batch edit. :P
Once done, pop it out of the tool - perfectly even stitches!
Pull the thread and you've got a petal.
Don't bother cutting the thread, just continue the next petal on the same one. Repeat until you have five petals.
And then sew the first and last petal together and knot it in the back.
Perfect little flower!
Attach it to whatever you like.
And add a button or piece of felt to cover the middle.
It's a great little project since it uses such small pieces of fabric, and I have SO MUCH fabric scrap around the house. Now, obviously you can make these flowers without a tool. Just cut small circles and sew them in half. But I really like the tool because it takes a lot of the measuring and thinking out of the project. I don't have to worry about not cutting the circles the same, or not sewing evenly, because the tool is rather fool-proof.
Fool-proof, but not cat proof! Sewing with a cat is nearly impossible! He keeps trying to attack the thread! Crampin' my style, Konbu - go play with Sak!