Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Craft Tutorial - Felt Flower Brooches
These felt flower brooches were designed to decorate collapsible fabric trays I have made for display (see my tutorial: http://sharlzndollz.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/craft-tutorial-make-reversible-fabric.html). They are really fast to make a bunch especially if like me you have a bottle of pre-made yoyo's on standby.
Materials: for one flower
Felt sheets or scraps in 3 colours
small circle of fabric and yoyo maker, or a pre-made yoyo
Button for flower centre (one with a post on the back is best)
sharp 2B pencil
matching sewing thread and strong needle
Safety pin or brooch back
Make three templates for flowers (mine were so easy - just three sizes of a simple five petal shape - use the picture as a guide). Using the templates, mark and cut one size of flower from each piece of felt.
Make up a fabric yo yo of medium size using a yoyo maker (if you don't have one, just run a gathering thread around the outer edge of a circle of fabric and pull tight)
Stack the three felt flower shapes, the yoyo and a button and stitch through the layers (I used a strong needle - it gets tough going through these layers).
Stitch either a safety pin or brooch back to the back of the flower pile.