Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Fabric Flower Brooch Tutorial

Fabric Flower Brooch Tutorial

I'd like to say a big "Thank You" to Heather Maria at Stamping and Stitching.  She's so talented and when I asked her to do this tutorial, she promptly agreed.  Dawn was so nice to do a tutorial and told me Heather was going to do a tutorial too and I should ask her to do one for the blog.  Be sure to visit Heather and give her some artist's love - you know, comments!

Here is Heather Maria's tutorial, straight from Heather!

1. Die cut 5 flowers from fabric. I used Dahlia Nestabilities for this brooch but any circular shape would work well.

2. Fold a flower in half.

3. Fold the flower in half again.

4. Stitch the folded flower to the centre of a die cut flower.
5. Stitch the 3 remaining folded flowers onto the backing flower.

Above you can see the tulle before stitching it on below.

6. Die cut a flower from tulle and stitch on.

7. Die cut a circle from felt.
8. Stitch a brooch back onto the felt circle.
9. Add this to the back of the flower by either stitching or adhering with fabric glue.

10. Add a large bead and some pearls to the centre.

If you'd like to make this type of brooch from a flimsier type of fabric like organza, die cut 9 flowers and add another layer of folded flowers after step 5.

These flowers can be made using any type of fabric but if you'd prefer not to have a frayed look on the edges, felt would be a good option.

Thank you so much, Heather, for a wonderful tutorial.  Your flower is so elegant and beautiful.

Arlene & the Divas


Cindy C. said...

How fun!!

Arlene said...

Beautiful flower, so vintage.