How to Make Fringe Flower Greeting Cardscomments (12) June 10th, 2012
Fold the fringe strip in half as shown. Use tiny hand-stitches to sew the ends of the fringe together so it will form a circle. You'll be sewing only through the strip that carries the fringe, not the fringe itself. If this strip is narrow, which it often is, then sew back and forth over it a couple times for security. Knot the thread well.
(A note on thread here: I'm using a contrasting color thread for visibility. You'll want to use a thread that matches your fringe.)
Now, thread the needle with a long strand of doubled thread and tie a knot. Beginning on one side of the seam you just sewed, sew a gathering stitch along the strip. Sew all the way around to the other side of the seam. Do not knot the thread or cut it yet.
Pull on the thread to gather the fringe into a flower shape. Adjust the gathers. When you have it looking the way you like, take a couple of tack stitches over the seam to lock the gathers in place. Knot the thread securely and cut it.