As you may know, 2 weeks ago I participated in Sew, Mama, Sew’s Giveaway Day. It was so much fun – I visited all kins of awesome blogs and won THREE things!!!
Well, I gave away 2 dresses. One from my blog and one from my Etsy shop.
The blog winner chose a navy blue strapless dress with a yellow/white seersucker sash. So that’s what I just finished for her. I think it’s so cute and classy. …. …. …. and a little bit boring. So….. I added something. Just the simplest, sweetest, nicest little flower pin. If I like it, I thought you might, too. So, here’s a free tutorial on how to make these easy breezy things. They DEFINITELY fall into the Under $5 and 15 minutes series!
Here's the pin attached at the bodice top. So sweet, right!?!
Okay… Let’s make ‘em!
As (almost) always - start with your scrap selections. For this pin, I chose 2 fabrics for the flower and a darker fabric for the covered button in the center. You can have as many layers as you want.
Determine how big you want the pin. Cut out 5 circles to that size. Then cut 4 circles a little bit smaller. Of course I didn't measure my smaller ones, I just cut them smaller. They're probably about an inch narrower, but just go with what feels right. These are meant to be slightly imperfect. That's the beauty of them!
Apply fusible interfacing to one of the Large circles. This is the back of the pin, so use the strongest interfacing you have. (Also, I forgot to photograph, but you'll need a circle of felt cut to this size as well)
Now, to begin assembling your flower, start with the 4 remaining large circles. Fold in half, right side out. Then fold in half again. You'll end up with 4 triangles instead of 4 circles.
Lay each of the 4 triangles on top of the interfaced circle as shown.
I suppose you could hand-sew this next step ... but yeah right. I just walk over to the machine and do the fastest, easiest little zig zag stitch. Nothing big or fancy, just enough to hold down each triangle in the center.
Now fold your small circles into the same triangle forms and place on top of the others. And yes, go do that ziggy zaggy thing again.
Cover a button, sew it in the center (yes, I did handsew it on! amazing!). Then, start digging through your stash to find that long lost pin attachment.
Now, find that felt circle that has fallen somewhere down around your workspace or into the kids' sandwiches. Keep tinkering with it until you have cut two snips for both ends to fit through nicely.
AND ... HOT GLUE that felt piece right onto the backside of the interfaced circle...make sure that you position it with the pin sticking out!
Pin it to something. Stand Back. Admire. Smile.
So that’s it.
It really is super easy and super fun. I want a million of these. You can attach them to elastic headbands, shirts, purses, shoes, even a dog collar! Seriously y’all – go make some!
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