Flirty Fabric Flower Pin
Designer Silvia Dotto of Vancouver, Canada, demonstrates how to make an easy flower pin out of fabric remnants and beads.
- fabric remnants
- scrap paper
- different size paper flower patterns
- embroidery strands
- large safety pin
- 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.
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.
Stitch through the center using embroidery strands.
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.
String beads onto the ends of the wire and tie the ends together to secure.
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.