I love re-imagining and recycling not only home decor but clothing as well. I just finished refashioning a long sleeved, winner knit shirt into a new summer top. I had planned on posting it first but it is currently in the wash. I (being the graceful person that I am) unfortunately spilled something on it right after I finished it. Therefore, I will first be sharing what I did with some of the scraps for now and the shirt makeover later.
When I was making the shirt, I couldn't decide if I wanted to add a flower embellishment or not. I eventually decided to make a removable one, so that I could wear the shirt with or without it.
I started with leftover pieces of fabric from the sleeves and a piece of scrap craft felt.
I traced a group of four circles on paper using an old prescription bottle to make the petal grouping pattern.
(Note: The pattern doesn't have to be very precise.)
I also used the bottle to trace a single circle on the felt. I then cut out the felt circle and around the petal grouping pattern.
I then traced and cut out several of the petal groupings using my paper pattern.
I folded each petal grouping in half, twice.
I then sewed four of the folded petals unto the felt circle. I then continued adding petals.
I then flipped over the flower and sewed a brooch pin to the back of the felt.
I turned it over, fluffed up the petals and it was done.
These fabric flowers can be made not only for brooches but also to embellish clothing, hair bows and many other crafts.
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Note: This project is part of DIY Crush Link Party.
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