Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Posie Pin Tutorial

For today's post, Katie , from Katie Jean, has very generously supplied a tutorial for you so you can make your very own Posie Pins. (You can also enter the give away to win one made by Katie just for you!)

Thank you Katie!
I love making these flower brooches. It is such a fun way for me to make something that adds a little bit of surprise to my outfit. Plus, they are quick and easy too!
First you draw a little petal pattern. Mine is 2 1/2”. Cut it out then draw the petal outline onto the back of your chosen fabric. I made nine petals for this pin. Cut them each out.
With a needle and a double strand of thread, make a running stitch around the bottom of each petal. It feels like they are each being strung together for a necklace.
Then pull the thread tightly and gather the petals closely. This will make a little gathered circle. Knot the end of your thread. Then close the flower with a up and down stitch through the inner circle of the gathered flower. Don't worry about being too neat. Knot your thread again and cut.
Pick out a bit of ribbon and a few buttons. Sew the buttons on with the ribbon underneath, making sure to catch it with a few stitches.
For the back of the pin, cut a small square out of felt that will cover the under stitching. Sew on a pin backing to the felt. Use a hot glue gun to attach the felt to the fabric flower. Let it cool.

You are finished! Attach your newest accessory to a bright pink cardigan and surprise everyone around you with your craftiness!

5 comments:

  1. I could use a little happy flower at this time of year...going to give it a try!

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  2. I love this! I could use a whole bouquet of these right about now.

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  3. squeeee! i can't wait to try this!!!

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  4. I hope you all do try it! And I would love to see your finished flowers :D

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  5. Found you on Today's Creative Blog. Your house is exactly my style - very inspirational pictures!

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