Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Fall Flower Brooch
I was hanging out on Craigslist a few months ago and came across someone getting rid of all their cotton fabric. Well of course it was a deal I didn't want to pass on since there was some cute pieces of fabric in there and honestly the price was right.
I however was not that excited about these prints at the time.
But now as fall starts to peek it's head around the corner these prints are looking like more of a good fit for this cooler weather.
I have been wanting to do a fabric flower brooch on the blog for a while but was thinking of waiting until mother's day or sometime you may have a good use for it. But with this fabric in hand and fall clothing coming out who wouldn't love an easy accessory?
This is not the fabric flower I was going to show you how to make but it is even easier than the other one and a good fit for my multiple fall toned fabrics.
What you need:
Needle and thread
Bead,or button of choice.
I used a kids drinking cup to trace a circle onto the fabric.
Next I cut circles out of my other fabrics. They do not have to be perfect circles, just make sure each new circle is smaller than the one before it.
Place circles on top of each other and secure with a needle and thread.
Pick out beads of choice. Here is what I was choosing from
A plastic bead.
Three grey pearl like beads.
Or a round wooden bead.
I decided on a wooden bead, since the wood reminded me of a fall tree branch. I would have liked three smaller wooden beads, but I just used what I had on hand.
I secured the bead with needle and thread and then stitched the pin to the back.
I wanted it to bubble a bit so I put a few stitches further out from the the center to gather it a bit but you wouldn't have to.
I am looking forward to how the fabric will fray after a while to give it a more rag look. Either way I think it is a nice fall accessory.
You would wear it on a sweater
Or on any jacket
Start to finish it took under ten minutes.
This is after I frayed the edges a bit. :)