Making Fabric Pins

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If you sew or are handy with a hot glue gun and love colorful fabrics, you may want to try making fabric pins for yourself and to give as gifts. This is a page about making fabric pins.
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Use your fabric scraps or old clothing to create these fashionable flower pins.

Approximate Time: About 40 minutes

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Create a scalloped flower template in three graduated sizes using card stock, poster board, or other stiff paper. Mine were approximately 4 inches, 3 inches, and 2 inches in diameter.
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  3. You will need to cut 4 of each size from your desired fabric. Also, cut a 2-inch diameter circle from felt for the base.
  4. Begin with the largest size flower and fold it in half. Apply a dot of glue at the center of the folded edge (see photo).
  5. Fold the flower in half again, over the glue, to create a petal. Do this for all of your scalloped pieces.
  6. Using the largest petals, glue each one to the felt circle, with points meeting in the center.
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  8. Glue the next size petals in the same manner, placing each one alternately on top of the first layer.
  9. Proceed in the same manner with the third layer.
  10. Turn flower over and glue on a pin back. Fluff up flower with your fingers so it doesn't lay flat.

By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC

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If you don't know what "cheater quilt" fabric is, it's basically fabric that looks like it was pieced together already. I found some that was so many different combinations, just depending on where you cut it.

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I made these cool pins.

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Directions:

  1. I simply sewed down the seams where the fabric went from one pattern to another in each direction, onto a piece of felt.
  2. Then, using 3 parts glue to 1 part water stiffener, I stiffened the fabric to make it cut like paper. This not only makes it easier to work with, but seals the thread so when you cut it, it won't unravel.
  3. Make or find a heart template that you like, and trace around them, trying to get all the fabric variety in the heart shape.
  4. I whip stitched around the outside, and glued a pin back with a piece of felt over the middle on the back.

The cost is about 4 cents per unit, and I sold them for $2.00!

By Sandra from Salem, OR

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These are home made pins you can make in about 1/2 an hour, to wear, give, or sell! Sew the ends of an 8 inch length of lace together, without folding.

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Just lay one end over the other and make small stitches to close it.

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July 11, 2013

Use your fabric scraps or old clothing to create these fashionable flower pins. View the full project here: Fabric Flower Pin

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July 16, 2015

This is a page about making a folded fabric flower. A great way to use up material scraps is to fashion a new pin, or use your flowers to decorate all kinds of crafts.

lavender fabric flower with aqua and lavender button in center

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