I saw these cute little things on a quilt once and thought they would be good for livening up some of my shirts! I really don't know what these things are called, so I'm calling them pinwheels because that's what they remind me of. Since I didn't know how to make these either, I did a little experimenting and figured it out on my own. They are sooooo easy to make. All you need is some fabric scraps, thread, and a needle!
Step 1: Trace and cut out circles from fabric. I just used a cup and a pen to trace them. And the best thing about these are that it doesn't matter if your circles are perfect- they still turn out great!
Step 2: Sew around the edge of the circle with a simple up-and-down stitch ( I really don't know the technical name for that stitch).
Step 3: Carefully pull thread to gather the fabric into a small bunch and tie off thread.
Step 4: Flatten out into a circle shape and sew it onto whatever you want! Easy!