Thursday, March 20, 2008

tutorial: embroidered flower brooches - part two

Ready to finish up your flower brooch? Here's the first set of instructions if you missed them :-)

Just a reminder, this is an original, copyright pattern that I've put a lot of time & energy into creating. Please don't copy the post - but feel free to send the link to people !

Lay the smaller flower centre on top of the bigger bottom one and tack together using running stitches:
I decided to use buttons as the centre of my flower brooch, but you could also use beads as well. Use a needle & thread with four strands of thread (or two strands of heavy-duty hand sewing thread) Begin randomly sewing buttons (or beads) onto the centre of the flower, building up layers as you go. I used several different styles of buttons, both clear & ivory. If you look closely you can even see a little cupid button!

Sew a pin back (or hair clip) onto the back of the brooch and enjoy!

2 comments:

Noreen Crone-Findlay said...

Oh wow! your flower pin is just gorgeous!

purple haired puppet lady said...

Thank you! I loved the way it turned out... now I want to make about a dozen more LOL!