My Monday is winding down and almost coming to an end.
Today I’m sharing this easy brooch with you. I was stuck with what to make Lili for Casual Day. I took a look at my craft/sewing/junk table and saw I had the perfect ingredients for a flower brooch.
Here is what you will need:
- sewing needle, scissors
- fabric scraps to cover button
- felt for back of brooch
- yarn to crochet flower (or circle in my case), and crochet hook
- embroidery thread, sequins and beads to decorate
- safety pin
How to make it:
- Cut the felt into a flower shape. Mine started out nice and big, but turned out smaller cause I trimmed it so much. I used red felt cause that’s all I could find in my fabric stash. Using embroidery thread in matching or contrasting colour, sew blanket stitch all around the felt flower. I used pink thread.
- Crochet a flower that will fit on the felt base. I used pink stretchy yarn because the colour matched the fabric I had in mind for the button. I tried making the flower from memory, but failed horribly. It became a circle. So feel free to use you own pattern. Found a step-by-step picture tutorial here, and a video one here.
- Make a covered button with fabric of your choice. I found a tutorial on how to do that here.
Here is where I apologise for the bad quality pics. It was late at night and the lighting was horrible.
Centre the crochet circle flower on top of the felt flower. Then the button on top. Secure the layers with a few stitches looping through the button hook; then position the safety pin at the back and sew the whole lot together.
I only secured the pin in the middle, but you can catch it on a the ends as well. (For an unexplainable reason I only had darning needles, so fine work was tricky at best)
Sew some sequins and beads to the crochet circle flower; then pin it on your favourite shirt / dress / toddler.
I’ve made some more since posting this mini-tut. And I’ve managed to get the crochet flower right too!