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How to Make a Tape Measure Flower Brooch

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How to Make a Tape Measure Flower Brooch
Whether for yourself or as a gift for a friend that sews, this project is sure to create a conversation piece. This is a guide about how to make a tape measure flower brooch.
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April 13, 2017

I saw a similar brooch on Pinterest and decided to make a couple for myself and my mom. I love how it turned out!

Supplies:

  • cloth tape measure
  • button
  • pin back
  • needle
  • embroidery floss
  • E6000 glue
  • small wire cutters, optional
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Steps:

  1. Use a pair of wire cutters to cut the button shank off, if necessary.
  2. Determine how long each length of your tape measure should be, to get the look you want. I test fitted my button and decided on using 6 inch pieces.
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  4. Cut four lengths of tape measure.
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  6. Bring the 2 ends around and into the middle, creating two loops. Use a needle and embroidery floss (3 strands) to sew the ends in place. See photo below. I chose to do two that showed inches and two that showed centimeters. Note: I tried using hot glue and found that it didn't adhere well to the surface. All of my loops popped apart. :(
  7. Arrange the "petals" on top of each other. Use a needle and embroidery floss (3 strands) to sew them together through the center.
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  9. Apply E6000 glue to the center of the flower and to the back of the button. Let them sit apart for 2 minutes before sticking them together. Allow glue to dry completely before handling.
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  11. Now apply E6000 glue to the back of the flower and attach the pin back. Allow glue to dry completely before wearing. Enjoy!
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May 8, 20140 found this helpful

A tape measure flower pin is the perfect gift for a friend that loves to sew or quilt. This is a guide about making a tape measure flower pin.

Tape Measure Flower

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June 21, 20172 found this helpful

Take an ordinary tape measure, a button and a pin back to create this pretty flower brooch. Learn how to make it in this short video.

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