Flower Brooch Tutorial

Here’s a quick tutorial for making a flower brooch using Suffolk Puff (yo-yo) techniques.

Flower Brooch Tutorial

Using a CD as a template, cut out 6 circles of fabric to make your petals.

Flower Brooch Tutorial

Fold your circles in half, and lightly crease the fold with your fingers.

Flower Brooch Tutorial

Gather the raw edges of the first petal.

Flower Brooch Tutorial

Gather each petal onto the thread in the same way.

Flower Brooch Tutorial

Continue until all your petals are gathered onto the thread, then join the first petal to the last to make a complete circle.

Flower Brooch Tutorial

Cut 6 more circles, to make your leaves. Fold each circle into quarters, and gather the raw edges in the same way as the petals.

Flower Brooch Tutorial

Lay the leaves underneath the petals, and make sure they show through the gaps. Adjust the gathering as necessary, and join the two ends to make a complete circle of leaves.

Flower Brooch Tutorial

Sew the two layers together.

Flower Brooch Tutorial

Turn the flower over, and sew a circle of felt to cover the hole.

Flower Brooch Tutorial

From the front, stuff the hole with a bit of toy stuffing or some scraps of fabric.

Flower Brooch Tutorial

Sew on a large button to make the centre of the flower.

Flower Brooch Tutorial

Sew a pin to the felt circle on the back of the flower.

Flower Brooch Tutorial

Your finished flower will be about the same size as your CD template!
(For a smaller brooch, start with a smaller circle for the leaves and petals.)

Flower Brooch Tutorial

Ta-daa!

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  1. Finally blogged about my attempts at this today. Check the website and let me know what you think pls – britishcowgirl.livejournal.com. Thanks for this! I see my christmas gifts coming cheap this year!

  2. Ariane – your brooches look gorgeous! I’m going to do a post which links to your LiveJournal. You need to show these off, they look great! 😀

  3. I just love this….I happened upon your website while checking out blogs about Lark Rise to Candleford (a new passion for me) and I found your blog. I especially LOVE the name of your blog…just love it!! I am going to follow you and am sure I will not be disappointed. I hope you will not mind if I share your blog with others!
    Truly,
    Alicia

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