Monday, April 19, 2010

Trying a Trend



What do you do with a pretty little button? You use it as the center for a trendy
fabulous fabric flower
.

Make a flower pattern by folding a piece of paper in half, in half again, and then fold one edge to meet the opposite, forming a point. Using scissors, round off the open end about 2 & 1/2 inches from the point. Make a second pattern by repeating the process of folding and cutting, this time cut about 2 inches from the point. You now have two flower pattern sizes.Choose one or two of your favorite fabrics, like brown burlap and a piece of upholstery fabric. Cut two of each size flower patterns (one fabric per pattern if you're using two fabrics).Layer the two small pieces on top of the two large, alternating the fabrics.
Stitch and hot glue
the four layers together. Be sure to scrunch each layer a bit so they don't just lay flat (this is where the hot glue comes in handy).

Add a pin to the back. If you don't have an "official brooch pin" simply cut a scrap of coordinating fabric and glue it on top of a safety pin.Then pin it onto your blouse and get ready to
hear the comments like:
"That's pretty. Did you make it?"
"I like your brooch."or my favorite
"What is that?!?!"

9 comments:

Angie said...

LOVE this!! Just made a few this last week with my daughter- not the same way but want to make these next!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

That is very sharp looking! I have bought jackets with a flower on them...not as cute as this one!

patsy said...

I just love this blog!

Kimberly said...

You did a great job with that fabric pin and beautiful button!

vwestermeyer said...

How adorable!!

Connie said...

Ilove your flower pin. I'm going to try it soon.

Shelise said...

I have one that I made that I pin on my shirt. People always ask about it and I get tons of compliments when I wear it. Its such a good idea and SO simple to do.

Becky said...

You are amazing with what you came up with -- loved our time together. Thank you SO much.

Richella said...

That's darling! Thanks for including the tutorial!

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