September 28, 2009 8:34 am
I made these last week but didn’t have time to post them until today. You all know how I love tone on tone color palettes. I made these three separate flower pins in a cream/white palette. I did them so you could wear all three at once or put them individually on something else.
I made this one with silk and then added this vintage rhinestone.
This one is a beautiful linen that I scored the remnants of recently. It has a gold sheen on top of it and it’s the softest linen. I added some beads to the middle then a few strands of strings hanging down.
This one I used a raw edged silk with a vintage pearl earring in the middle of it.
I added this crochet-like trim to this shirt then clustered the three pins together. I absolutely LOVE the way these came out and can’t wait to switch it up on something else.
Jessica at Oh, So Happy Together made some really cute flower pins recently for her shop. Check them out!!
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September 9, 2009 1:29 pm
I’m so glad you all liked the flower pins so much. Here is the tutorial for them.
Get a strip of fabric about 37×7.
Fold it in half.
You are going to cut out a bunch of these petals. Here’s what they look like. You really don’t need a template. Real flower petals all vary, right? I also don’t use any fabric stiffner because I like the movement of the fabric, again, like real flowers.
Here’s what the petals look like open.
Start by making larger ones and get progressively smaller. Not too small, though. For a large flower, you will need about 15 petals. Begin stacking them as shown.
Here’s what it looks like when they are all stacked.
Now get a needle and thread and pull the first stitch through the middle.
Stitch a small ‘x’ so everything is in place well.
Now that everything is secure, we are just going to form the flower more. I fold it in half and stitch it through.
Then after that I fold in half again and make another stitch through.
Here’s what it looks like after those steps.
After that, tie it off in the back.
You can add to it whatever you want to attach it. You can buy pins and glue it on, you can use a safety pin, a barette, whatever you want. You can also add fun things to the center like a pearl, a diamond, a fabric center, a button- anything!
Here’s the pink one I did.
I really like the fabric I used for the white one because it has a texture to it that reminds me of real petals.
What do you plan on doing with them??
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September 7, 2009 8:26 am
My daughter had this idea for a big flower on her shirt. So I made one of these for her an then decided to try it out in some other ways.
My sister, Ana, helped me out modeling them.
I love these as hair pins.
On a scarf.
I think it’s conventional to put it with a pretty cardigan or on a blazer, but I also love the way it looks on a more rock n’ roll shirt like this one. It’s more unexpected.
Here it is on a leather purse.
I saw something like this in a high fashion magazine, and it’s definitely more daring, but I LOVE it on the side of a leather boot.
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