How to Make Fabric Flower Brooches

by Melissa McCormick
Easily create your own brooch using fabric scraps.

Easily create your own brooch using fabric scraps.

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Add some pizazz to any outfit with a fabric flower brooch that can be created in just a few minutes with some scrap fabric lying around the house and a few small tools. Fabric flower brooches can also be used to dress up bags, journals and even add an extra special touch to a wrapped present. While this project does not require a sewing machine, you will need to know how to perform a basic stitch to complete the fabric flower brooch.

Items you will need

  • Fabric (approximately 1/4 yard)
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Button
  • Safety pin
Step 1

Cut a strip of scrap fabric that is 1 inch wide and 44 inches long.

Step 2

Thread a needle.

Step 3

Fold over one end of the strip just enough to hide the raw edge and stitch the end closed.

Step 4

Lay the fabric so that the good side of fabric is facing you. At the bottom edge of the strip, make a continuous line of small stitches that runs down the entire strip.

Step 5

Pull the thread tight when you have reached the opposite end of the strip from which you started. The fabric should gather up. Continue to pull the thread, until the fabric gathers into the shape of a flower.

Step 6

Knot and trim the end of your thread, then re-thread your needle.

Step 7

Sew a button to the center of the fabric.

Step 8

Turn the flower to the back side and stitch a safety pin onto the flower to act as a pin.

Tips & Warnings

  • For smaller flowers, use a shorter strip of fabric. For larger flowers, use a longer strip of fabric.

Photo Credits

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