and 3 small flowers
=9 layers in total
I just fold my t-shirt over a bunch of times and then cut them all out at once...
because I'm lazy...
I mean efficient!
the ones on the bottom of your stack do get a bit wonky like this one,
but I just go back and shape them up.
this is not an exact science.
layer all 6 large flowers just off centre from one another so that the petals over lap...
then add the top 3 small flower layers the same way, consistently turn the petals so they are offset.
Grab a button of your choice, black and brown are my preference.
I also like a larger sized middle in my poppy so I choose a large button.
(sorry I forgot to take a pic)
Sew the button on through all the layers and finish off at the back.
No need for neatness as you're going to cover up your handiwork with a pin.
(make sure to secure the pin more to the top than the middle so it won't buckle under the weight of the button and fabric--in other words, if you centre the pin your poppy will always fall forward...attach it a little higher)
Cover it nicely with the scrap, leaving the pin open.