Thursday, December 23, 2010

Felt Flower Pin Tutorial

I had a couple requests to show you how to create the felt flower pin I showed in the post below. You'll need some felt, two sizes of dies (can be a flower, circle or oval), thread, button, hot glue and a pin. First, die cut 5 large and 9 small 'petals' for your flower. Here I used the Delightful Dalia Papertrey Ink dies. You'll notice later I used a different button as the button below ended up being too large. Take your thread and weave it in and out of the bottom of the first 'petal', seen below.
Do the same for the next petal. Pull the thread to gather the felt at the bottom of the petal. Here's the first two petals pulled together.
Continue this process for all 5 of the large petals. Once all five petals are complete, join petal 5 to petal 1. Pull the thread as tight as you want to get the desired amout of gathering. Begin the same process for the smaller petals.
Until all 5 small petals are complete. Here I sticth them down to the large petal base as it makes it a bit easier to work with.
Add the remaining three petals on top of the second layer and secure down.
Choose a button for the center of the flower and stitch to the center of the flower. One your button is in place take the final small petal and cut two vertical slits and a horizontal slit in the felt. This creates a slot to fit in the pin without it showing on the back of the flower.
Glue down the flap to the bottom of the pin.
Then glue the entire pin back to the back of the felt flower.
Voila! Your completed felt flower pin.
If you create one, please leave your blog address in the comments. I'd love to see what you come up with!

10 comments:

Sue Ann said...

GREAT tutorial and BEAUTIFUL flower!!!!

June K. said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. I love your flower pins.

IamDerby said...

awesome!

Cathy Weber said...

Thanks for the tutorial! This is so cute and you were really creative thinking this up.

Heidi said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the tutorial!

Suzanne said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial. I can't wait to try it out. You rock, Barbara!!

Melis said...

Simply fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Janet said...

This is just beautiful! I'm going to try my hand at these! Is this PTI felt? If so, is that Pure Poppy? I have yet to purchase any PTI felt, but this is a beautiful, rich color! Think I'll have to throw some in my cart for my next order!

Tonya said...

I'll be needing a red one with a red center. Thanks! :)

Tonya said...

Oh, I just had a moment of genius. We need to make a shadow box of these for my office! You know you want to... ;)