Flirty Fabric Flower Pin

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


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.



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.



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.



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.



Keep Reading

Next Up

Easy-to-Sew Pillows

Add a splash of color and pattern to a room by sewing your own pillows.

Make an Easy-to-Sew Lined Tote Bag

Custom tote bags can add to a fun personal fashion statement. Learn how to make a lined fabric tote bag that's perfect for work and play in this straightforward home sewing project for tweens, teens or anyone new to sewing.

Flower Beds for Beginners

Improve your yard's curb appeal with front yard flower beds that deliver a colorful first impression.

Garden Plants and Flowers

Learn how to discover which plants underscore and help define a specific garden design style.


Shop This Look

Found a living space you love in HGTV's Photo Library? Get the look in your own home with products from Wayfair.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.