Monday, 30 July 2012

Fabulous Flowers!

These beautiful flower brooches are made from strips taken from an old jumper.....hard to believe, I know!

First, cut a strip approx 2cm wide x 12cm long. Fold in half lengthways with right sides together then roll from narrow end to narrow end to form the centre of the flower. Secure by pushing a threaded needle right through the roll, then finish off. The folded edge of the roll will be the right side of your flower.

To make the petals, cut another strip approx 2cm wide x 23cm long. Fold in half lengthways with right sides together. Make a loop of the strip, place over your completed flower centre and join with a couple of stitches. Then push needle right through centre and then through the centre of the loop on the opposite side effectively making two new loops around the flower centre. Push the needle through the flower centre and through the centre of first one loop then the other, effectively creating four loops. Continue in this way until you have your required number of loops/petals.

Once finished, sew a pin to the back. I also sewed a sprinkling of seed beads to the centre to add a bit of sparkle!

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