Saturday, April 2, 2011

New brooch from leftovers

So in my last post from my lilac skirt makeover, I had some leftover fabric.

Today i will show you how to make an accessory from that. I got this idea off Suzannah at Using this link

Embellishing to cover stains--tutorial!

What you start with:

Step one: grab a small piece of cardboard, make a petal shape, cut it out. Use this as a template to draw lots of petals on the leftover fabric.


Step2: Cut out the petals, overlock them or zigzag the edges (this has the benefit of making the fabric less floppy, and fray less too.

Step 3: Sew the petals atop one another. I sewed four together, and then sewed another four on top.


Step 4: Find some awesome buttons. My flatmate gave me these a week ago, from her nana's collection. Vintage buttons are fun!! They are easy to get cheaply from thrift stores.

Step 5: Sew the buttons on top. I used two and sewed them on top of each other.

Step 6: stick a safety pin or two in the back and stick them to your shirt. Now you have a nice new accessory to go with your skirt. I have seen these before, with a hair tie or bobby pin sewn to the back so you can wear it in your hair instead. If you wanted to make it stronger, so the edges don't curl as much, you could always sew some backing or felt on the back to the petals when you overlock them.
Done!!!! :)