Flower Pins

Monday, February 10, 2014

Flower Pins


I realized I had a lot of beautiful polyester scraps left over from my endless tube scarves just lying around. I never want to throw anything away. I never waste a thing. I decided to make something out of them. I came up with these flower brooches that are also hair pins.


I needed to cut out all the circles. At first I used this Sixxix die cut and my Cuttlebug machine then I realized I could cut them out faster by hand. I cut three different sizes; large, medium and small.


I burned all the edges with a candle (I don’t have a photo of this). I use only polyester fabrics in the project because polyester melts the best.


I stack the layers of melted circles in what I think goes together, inserting some tulle at times. Some flowers even match the colors in an actual scarf.  I sew a circle stitch in the center to keep together and keep them from shifting. Then cut a hole in the center using my Crop-o-dile.


 I cover the center button/brad using this great tool I just discovered last year. This is a scrapbooking tool that’s been around for several years. It’s perfect for making covered buttons.  Then I insert the covered button into the hole I made and screw it on or if I used a brad I open the tongs on the brad. This is all hidden when I attach the pin back.


Then the pin back is glued on using 527 Multi-use Glue by Beacon.





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