It's spring, so let's make flowers.
My daughter wanted a flower for baby Lucia's head band. I searched my brain files and remembered this one. It takes less than 1 yard or meter. Just measure 5 equal spaces and sew a u shaped gathering stitch in each section. (The pink one had 4 inch sections) . Use thin ribbon, and heavy thread. Pull the thread to gather everything and Wala! It makes it's own petals as you pull. I even made these once in crepe paper.