Felt Flower Pin

I recently went to a Jewelry party. There I was surrounded by beautiful necklaces and bracelets and all things sparkly and beautiful! I draped things across my neck, dangled gems near my lobes and gazed into the mirror and in the end I came to the same conclusion I do every time I try to glitz up my look and dive head first into the world of accessorizing…

I am not a jewelry person! Try as I may I just can’t do it! I’m trying! Trust me I’m trying but I still can’t pull it off like so many of you can! Layers and sparkles and bangles “Oh my!” I want so badly to make it look right on me but it rarely does. SIGH!

So to make up for my lack of fashionable “Frosting” as I like to call it, I tend to spice up my look with a fun hair accessory or playful pin I can slap on my chest to show off my personality!

Meet my latest….
My large Blooming “Hello Friends!” Felt Flower Pin! She’s large and in charge and way more “Me” then the any strand of pearls and links that I try to convince myself I could pull off!

Felt, good felt, is so fun to work with with! Vibrant colors, lush texture and bold prints! I fell hard for this Hounds Tooth and could not wait to use it!

To make a fun Felt Flower you need to gather good Wool or a.k.a. Felt! It’s sold in a wonderful variety at good fabric stores or on line. You’ll also need a needle and thread, card stock to make a pattern, scissors, glue gun and a Broach Pin piece.


First draw out petal shapes and stagger the sizes. Mine are 2.5, 2, and 1.5 “. The joy of folk art crafting is the hand drawn charm of pattern making! Nothing has to be perfect!
Free hand is wonderful!

Use your pattern to cut out 7 large pieces and 6 medium pieces. ( If you want yours smaller them my finished flower then use the medium and small petal pattern!)

Now we’ll be adding a puckered pleat to our petals. This video my 6 year old shot shows you exactly how to do this much better then me trying to type out the instructions!

Pleat each of your petals!



Now you will stitch your petals together over lapping each petal slightly and finishing your stitching to create a circle. Repeat this step with your smaller petals so you have two completed petal layers.

Next you’ll layer the two petal sections and stitch them together.

Now we need to create our center fringed section! Take a 9″x1.5″ strip of Wool.

Cut very close slits creating your fringe approximately 1″ long.

Roll up your cut strip tightly.

Stitch the roll together and tie off and trim excess thread.

Pretty huh!!

Tuck your fringed center into the center of your layered petals and stitch it securely in place!


And lastly you’ll cover the stitching with a section of felt and glue on your Broach Pin piece!





Wear it on a jacket! Slap it on a bag! Glue it on a headband! It’s pretty much adorable everywhere!

So pardon my lack of jewelry my friends! I prefer flowers!

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Comments

  1. 1

    Fantastic! What a great gift idea, too…Thanks for sharing.

  2. 2

    Super cute! I'm not a jewelry person either.

  3. 3

    I love this! I cannot wait to make some!

  4. 4

    Adorable! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I'm not a jewelry person either and I always wish I were.

  5. 5
    [email protected] says:

    I'm not a jewelry person either! I don't even wear my wearing most of the time. That's bad! But I love your flower!!!

  6. 6
    Steph @ somewhatsimple says:

    I love this!!!

  7. 7

    cute becks! That is totally you! Be grateful you can pull off any sort of accessorizing, I can't!

  8. 8

    Adorable, I love that you can use it on anything!!

  9. 9
    the mama monster says:

    i have that houndstooth wool too. i used it for flowers and leaves on headbands. so stinking cute.

  10. 10

    Don't you think this would be a great Mother's Day gift?

    Or made as poinsettia's for next Christmas?

    I'm so just now getting into the whole felt world. I haven't found the good stuff yet….maybe that's a good thing. But I don't think so.

    And I agree, that hound's tooth is gorgeous!

  11. 11
    Trudy Callan says:

    Very cute.

  12. 12

    I'm the same way, jewelry just doesn't look right on me. I usually only wear my wedding rings and a pair of studs in my ears. I like big flowers or bows in my hair :)

    http://sweetsaritadesigns.blogspot.com/2010/01/funky-new-flowers-and-bracelets.html

  13. 13

    those are so cute! However, I am so not a sewing person–you should make them and sell them!!! I would totally buy if they weren't way expensive :P

  14. 14

    I'm with you, I can't really pull off much jewlery either. A pair of earrings is about it. I love this flower! It is darling!
    teri

  15. 15
    Mama Holli says:

    Love it!!! Love it!!! Did I say …Love it?
    Well I do!

  16. 16

    so cute!

  17. 17
    Megan @ Megity's Handmade says:

    Cute patoot! Who doesn't love a good houndstooth pattern? But I do love my jewelry. My mom has a wrist full of bangles that she got when they lived in Iran. I like the way they jingle. I have a few silver bangles that I always wear.
    Also….I'm doing a giveaway on my blog. Come and over and enter!

  18. 18
    artisticblend says:

    Wow! I love it. Simply adorable. I love your tutorials by the way! ;) Thanks for sharing.

  19. 19
    Emily Call says:

    How cute is that? I love every last little bit of it… the fabrics and the fun red center!

  20. 20

    That is really cute!

  21. 21

    just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how cute you are and how very much I love and adore you. I am coming for BYU Womens Conference. Dinner? You, me, Reg?

  22. 22
    Kimm at Reinvented says:

    So cute! I'm really loving the look of pins, they can dress up any sweater or jacket!

  23. 23

    Great tutorial…can't wait to give it a try.

  24. 24

    TOO CUTE!!…..this is SO funny though…….go look at MY post yesterday….a felt flower pin tutorial! LOL http://www.tidymom.net/2010/02/how-to-felt-valentinerosette-flower-pin.html
    Great minds think alike!

  25. 25
    New Every Morning says:

    This is the best thing I've seen all week!
    I LOVE it!!! Thanks for sharing the directions.
    Hugs!

  26. 26

    Very Cute!!

  27. 27
    [email protected] says:

    I really like the pin on the denim jacket! You make it look so easy. Thanks for sharing! I've posted a link and hope you join me on my photo linky party.

  28. 28
    honeysuckle says:

    Great tutorial! So cute and versatile. I like it especially on your purse! Thanks for sharing your idea.

  29. 29
    [email protected] says:

    That is so pretty! I love how you did the middle. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

  30. 30
    Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com says:

    So cute! Thanks for sharing!

  31. 31
    Sarah @ Hennessey House says:

    what a wonderful idea, beautiful outcome, thanks for the detailed tutorial! may have to give this a shot… :)

  32. 32

    I LOVE this pin…certainly makes a statement. great tutorial, too

  33. 33
    Mariella says:

    bellissimo questo tutorial del fiore grazie,ciao mariella

  34. 34
    Ensiklopedi Bocah Muslim says:

    woooowwwwww…
    it's very cute…
    I love it

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