Vintage Fabric Flower Power Pin

Vintage Fabric Flower Power Pin

Here's a groovy flower pin that will make you want to throw up peace signs, not wear a bra, and kick off your shoes so you can walk around barefoot!!! I used vintage fabric in this pin that I found at thrift stores, but you can use any fabric you want.

What you need

3 or 4 different vintage fabric prints(small patterns work well)
Needle and thread
1 Colorful button
A pin brooch back
Hot glue gun

Instructions

Step 1: Cut 2 inch petal shapes out of the fabric, make sure you cut out 2 for each petal because you will be sewing them together. Cut out 6 set of petals.

Step 2: Put front sides together and sew by hand around the outside. Leave the bottom open. Do this 6 times.

Step 3: Since your petals are inside out, take a pencil end or something small and turn it the right side out.

Step 4: Put the petals together to form a flower.

Step 5: Put the button in the middle and sew it on, make sure all of the petals get sewn together while you are doing this.

Step 6: TA-DA you have a flower now! Just take the flat side of the pin (you can find these at craft stores) and hot glue it to the back of the flower!

Put it on….and be the FLOWER CHILD you were meant to be! PEACE!



What you need

craft foam
beads
sequins
beading needle and thread
hot glue
scissors
bobbi-pins

Instructions

Not your typical flower. This glittery, glamorous hair accessory will wow everyone. They’ll all be bugging you to make them one!

Instructions:
1. Cut out two(2) flower shapes from the foam.
2. Follow the template below, take one flower shape and sew on the sequin or beads in the middle first.
3. Sew on the beads around the rim of the petals next. You can sew about three beads on at a time.
4. Sew on the sequins. Start in the middle and overlap them slightly and evenly space them all the way to the end of the petal.
5. Pierce two tiny holes (about 2 cm apart) in the second flower foam shape, insert a bobbi-pin through them.
6. Hot glue the flower shapes together so that one side is the beads and sequins and the other is the bobbi-pin. Let it cool and then you can wear it!

This project was contributed Eleanor Partridge from Stylish Crafts



What you need

2.25” x 16” scrap of any thin, flowing material such as silk or organdy
Needle and thread
Sewing machine (optional)
Scissors
Adjustable ring base with large glue pad
E-6000 glue or similar
Iron
Safety pin to turn tube

Instructions

This Jewelry Making tutorial shows you how to make a rosette ring. 
 
Cut a 2 1/4” x 16” strip of a thin, flowing fabric such as silk. 
  
 
 
Make a tube by folding the fabric in half lengthwise with right sides together. 
 
 
 
 
Sew down the long side, staying  ¼” from raw edges. 
 
Trim threads close to the fabric.
This is what you should have so far: 
 
  
 
Use a large safety pin to turn the tube inside out:
Push the point of the pin through the fabric from INSIDE the tube
 and fasten the pin. Be sure to only catch ONE layer. 
 
 
 
Push the bottom end of the pin through the tube. 
 
 
 
Scrunch the fabric until the end of the pin is visible.
 
 
 
Hold the pin firmly in one hand while pinching and pulling
the fabric away from the pin with the other. 
 
 
 
Keep pulling until the tube is turned inside out. Remove the safety pin. 
 
 
 
 
Cut off 4” from the end with the raw edge (the one that you didn’t turn under). 
 
 
 
 
Tie a knot in the middle of the short tube to make the center and temporary “stem” of your flower. 
 
 
At this point, so that it will be easy to see what to do during the construction of the rosette, the photos will show a flower being made with different-colored fabrics. 
The center (made from the short piece) is red. 
The longer yellow piece will become the ruffle that forms the rose.
I’m using black thread so you can see it easily, but you should use matching thread.
 
 
Thread a needle with doubled matching thread, and sew around the “stem” several times to define the knot. Put aside. 
 
        
 
*Set the longest straight stitch on your machine.
 
 
 
Press the long tube. The seam should be along one edge. 
Stitch at 1/4" from the sewn edge. Leave long tails of thread for pulling. 
 
       
 
Insert a pin on one end of the tube. 
Wrap the long tails of thread on that end around the pin several times so they’re secure.
 
 
 
Pull one of the long threads from the end without the pin.
 
 
 
Slide the fabric along the thread as you’re pulling to gather it up toward the pin end. 
 
 
 You can use your fingers to move the ruffled fabric toward the pin at the other end.
 Pull the thread very gently (so it doesn’t break!) and keep sliding until the entire length of fabric is ruffled. It will twist, but that’s okay. 
 
 
 
 
Beginning at the end you turned under, wrap the gathered strip around the knot one time.  Stitch in place. Be careful not to put stitches down on the “stem,” since you will cut it off shortly. 
 
 
 
 
Continue winding and stitching the gathered fabric around the flower, adjusting gathers as needed, until you get close to the unfinished edge. 
 
 
With the point of your scissors, tuck the raw edges of the fabric into the tube to make a neat fold.
 
     
 
Stitch closed the edge you just made, 
then continue to stitch the flower to the stem.  
Tie off and knot your thread, being sure to hide the knot. 
 
           
 
Trim the stem as closely to the flower as possible, 
being careful not to cut any part of the flower itself. 
       
 
   
 
Apply your glue (I used E-6000) to the raw edges of fabric where you just cut the stem off. 
 
 
 
Attach the rosette to the ring base.  
Press the base onto the rosette to work the glue down into the fabric.
Make sure the base is on straight. 
 
 
 
 
Place your flower ring upside down somewhere it can stay undisturbed overnight.
    
 
The glue is cured after 24 hours and your ring is ready to wear! 
 
       
 
Alternate center idea: Instead of a knot, fold the 4” section over and sew the rosette on around it. Glue a gem or sew a button in the center.
 
 
       
 
 
 

Comments

  1. i quite like it :)))

  2. I like this its very nice I am making them for christmas pressies!

  3. Alexandra2nd says

    Fab!
    I’m making them as little girly gifts for friends whom I wouldn’t normally get Xmas pressies for. So old/new fashion, love it!
    Alexandra

  4. raspberryjell-o says

    groovy. my grandma would love it!

  5. better if uneven number of petals, i.e. 5 or 7

  6. Yay! Simple to make but pretty! I wanted to make a ribbon rose thing for a bag decoration, but I just couldn’t figure it out lol. This’ll do fine!

  7. do you have to stuff the petals? or are they empty??

  8. you should have pic’s for every step

  9. too cute!

  10. CraftBits (Shellie Wilson) says

    Lovely Project thanks smileygirl

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