Friday, May 28, 2010

Tutorial: Fabric Flower Pin

I’ve seen these tutorials for a while now all over Blogland.  The only difference is that most require you to cut perfect circles and sew them all together.  Well, I was getting ready for work one day and had the idea for these and was able to pull it together in about 10 minutes.  LOVE short projects with big outcomes.  I recently saw flower pins like this at Ann Taylor Loft (although not as full) for $15.  This was free because I had the materials on hand.

Materials needed:

-Fabric (I used about 1/8 to 1/4 yard or so)

-Small piece of felt

-Pin for the back of the flower

-Glue gun



1.  Cut several circles out of the fabric you choose.  You can use a template (like a Tupperware or a glass) if you like, but they really don’t have to be exact, just similar in size.  I cut about 30 circles for a nice full pin.  Also cut a circle out of a piece of felt (for the backing).


2.  Have your glue gun ready!  Take each circle and fold in half, and then in half again.  Once you have it folded, twist a little so it looks like the picture below.  This will give you each of your petals.


3.  Take your petal and apply glue down one side.  Place on your felt circle with the tip in the middle of the circle.  You’ll repeat this step moving around the circle until your bottom layer is done.

DSC_0094 Sorry for the blurry picture because I was really in a hurry making this.  The picture is an example of your bottom layer, as you glue your petals around the circle.


4.  Build your petals on top of the bottom layer and keep filling in until your flower is finished.  It’s up to you how full you want your flower.

DSC_0098 5.  Glue the pin on the back.


All done!  The pink flower is a linen type fabric, so it’s not as tight as the yellow and black flower.  Again, it’s up to you how tight you glue your petals and how many circles you cut.

DSC_0100I wore this attached to a suit one day to work and got a lot of comments on it.  You can make them as big or small as you like, just depending on the size of the circles you cut!



Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

Those are so cute! And so many good uses for them! Thanks for joining in the wedding dress fun, your dress is stunning!

Christiespace said...

This is so cute! My daughter loves it and is making one for her fave teacher as an end of the year thank you! :)

Diane said...

What a beautiful flower! I love that it is made out of fabric because you could make it to match an outfit you make.

I came here via Whatever Goes Wednesday. Hope you can visit me sometimes over at Pittypat Paperie.


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