Wool Flower Brooch
You all know by now that I’m a big, ol’ flower lover. Just about any kind of flower, from any kind of material catches my fancy if it’s bright, bold and handmade.
Or real. Can’t forget the real flowers!
Yesterday I wrote a book review for Craft Test Dummies – Book Review: Making Flowers from Wool by Nan Loncharich. I loved the book and all of the inspiration in it.
I used inspiration from the book as well as some demos, tutorials and videos I’ve seen in the past to create this wool flower brooch.
- Two different wools
- Vintage Buttons
- Craft Felt
I cut 1 scalloped circle from ivory wool and 5 circles from fuchsia suit weight wool.
I also cut 3 smaller circles from ivory colored craft felt – not the stiff kind.
I sewed the 6 vintage buttons as shown in the above photo through the ivory wool and the three circles of ivory felt.
The felt will give some dimension to the center of the flower.
Next, fold one of the circles of fuchsia wool loosely into fourths. Stitch this to the back of the stack of three circles of felt, through the front of the ivory felt -in between the buttons – to secure.
Repeat with three other circles of fuchsia wool so that the back of your brooch looks like this.
Place the fifth circle of fuchsia wool over the back and stitch it down by stitching though all of the layers of fabric.
Stitch a pin back to the whole thing and you are finished.
I love projects like this that allow me to use up some of my ENORMOUS stash of supplies, are quick to whip up and easy to give as gifts.
What about you? What are your favorite quick crafts to make?
Don’t forget to visit my review on Craft Test Dummies – Book Review: Making Flowers from Wool by Nan Loncharich
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