I absolutely love crafts that are easy, fast, and made with stuff I already have around the house. These fabric flower brooches completely fit the bill! I used some leftover linen fabric I had on hand – but you could just as easily make yours with fabric from a stained blouse, old t-shirt, or whatever.
Plus there’s no template necessary. Imperfect flower petals look best on this project!
All you need to make these fabric flowers are a needle, thread, a button or bead for the center, a pin backing (or safety pin!) and scrap fabric.
First, fold the fabric so that you have 4 layers to cut out our flower petals. Then cut 1 large set of four petals, and 1 smaller set of four petals. Really, it’s next to impossible to mess this part up. Lopsided is good! Mistakes are your friend!
Next stack the petals on top of each other, rotating and flipping them around to make sure that the cuts do not line up.
Next you are going to sew 1 big, fat “X” in the middle of the flowers – the stitches will be about 3/4″ – 1″ inch long.
Flip the flower over and pull the thread as tightly as possible and tie it off. You may want to throw one or two more stitches in place if you want to make sure it puckers like you want it to.
With the same thread, sew the pin backing in place on the back of the flower:
Lastly, either sew of glue the bead or button into the center of the front of the flower – and yes, that’s it – you’re done!
Remember, this is Day 3 of Twleve Days of Gifts Kids Can Make! 3 down, 9 more to go!