Whenever I go to Hobby Lobby or Jo-Ann's I find myself picking up a couple of how-to craft pamphlets like these.
Initially I think to myself "that's so doable". Then before very long I've talked myself out of how easy it is, or suffered crafting paralysis that brings me to a standstill trying to choose the fabric and embellishment to perform the task. It's like the thought of getting right down and doing the craft dies (how sad).
I've been needing a off white or ecru lapel flower pin, but I keep forgetting to pick one up. So I thought I'd give this project a try.
|Image and directions compliments of JoAnn Fabrics|
- 1 pc. Antique white felt square
- 1 Rhinestone Button
- 3/4 yard cream crochet trim - 1" wide
- 1 1/2" pin back
- Basic Sewing Supplies (like needle and matching thread)
Cut a 2" diameter felt square. Hand gather trim 1/8" from the edge of the crochet trim.
Pull up thread so length of trim is 18" long. Begin stitching the gathered trim to the outside edge of the circle with the ruffle facing outward. Continue working in a circular pattern, overlapping ruffles until you reach and cover the center of the felt circle.
|Attaching crochet trim to outside edge of felt circle.|
|My finished lapel pin.|