Flirty Fabric Flower Pin

Dress up jackets and blouses with this fun fabric flower pin.

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Designer Silvia Dotto of Vancouver, Canada, demonstrates how to make an easy flower pin out of fabric remnants and beads.

Materials Needed:

  • fabric remnants
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • scrap paper
  • different size paper flower patterns
  • needle
  • embroidery strands
  • large safety pin
  • beads
  • wire
  • wire cutters

Steps 1 and 2

Make three different paper flower petal patterns in assorted diameters and petal shapes.

Trace the patterns on the fabric remnants using a mix of patterns per color of fabric. Make a total of eight flower petals in three different colors.

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Steps 3 and 4

Cut out the flowers and stack by size, color and shape.

Stack the petals and hold them together with your fingers.

Step 5

Stitch through the center using embroidery strands.

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Steps 6 and 7

Pinch the fabric in the middle in various spots and layers and stitch to create a full-bodied flower.

Cut a piece of wire, bend it in a U-shape and thread both ends through the center of the flower from the back.

Step 8

String beads onto the ends of the wire and tie the ends together to secure.

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Steps 9 and 10

Twist the ends into tiny spirals for decoration.

Add a safety pin to the back of the flirty fabric lapel flower.

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