So are you all ready for a fun DIY? I can’t hear you all, are you all ready for a fun accessory DIY? Oh yes, I can hear you all now. So today we will be making a fluffy flower brooch with some left over or old fabric. Brooch is a very versatile accessory which one can wear in different ways anywhere from head to toe. We can wear it on a plain t-shirt/blouse to add some fun, on a clutch, hair, on belt on scarf and list goes on. So today we will make a fabric fluffy flower which is very summery and fun. Let’s get started then.
• ½ meter fabric (any soft fabric), you can use old T-shirt also as I did.
• Felt for base, I could not get this so I used a thick paper I got with vellvette box as that feels quit close too felt, you can use any other thick fabric too.
• Fabric glue and needle thread
• Some decorative beads
• Safety pin
• Plane paper to make flower template.
Step 1 & 2: Cut out a flower template (3 to 3/2 inch radius) on plain paper (you don’t need to be very precise, draw free hand). Put this template on the cloth and cut out 9 flowers.
Step3: Cutout a circle (2 inch radius) on felt or any thick fabric you are using for base.
Step 4 & 5: Take a flower and fold it in half then fold half again. Do this with all the 8 flowers.
Step 6 & 7: Apply glue in the center of the felt circle and paste 4 folded flowers in such a way that their corner meets in center of felt, as shown in picture.
Step 8: Glue the folded flap to itself as shown in picture.
Step 9: Now glue the next four folded flowers on second level. Do it such a way that they are 45 degree from the first flowers (forgot all geometry you learnt in school, see the picture to understand what I said 😛 ) glue the folded flap to itself as we have done in step 8 for the first layer.
Step 10: At the end of step 9 you will start seeing some flowery patters on sides.
Step 11 & 12: Now for the center, take the last flower and fold it in half. Instead of folding it again roll it into a cone, with the fold being the narrow part of the cone and the petals being the wide part. We are making a rosebud type of effect here.
Step 13: Glue this bud at the center of the flower. Add more fabric flue and press it there for some time (you can see how hard I pressed it)
Step 14: To puff up this flower attach parts of the top layer of petals to the bud, to bring up the petals to the same level as the bud. Glue dots in place like in picture then attach it with the bud.
Step 15: This is how the flower will look like at end of step 1 to 14. You can glue petals to each other to create more body or can stop here itself, it’s up to you.
Step 16 & 17: Let the glue set for 5 minutes then flip the flower and attach the safety pin at the back. You can do it by sewing or use feviquick like I did. Take one small piece of felt or thick martial and paste on top of the pin to make it connect strongly. Now let it dry for few minutes.
Step 18: Once dried flip the flower and add a bead at the center of the flower to beautify it. That’s all you own fluffy flower brooch is ready.
I have also attached a picture of how I wear it; you can use it to accessorize your look in many different ways (imagination is the limit). So go on girls make your brooches in all pretty colors or in prints and add fun to your look this summer!
Hope you all liked this tutorial and will make it too….
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