Saturday, March 10, 2012

Rolled Felt Flower Tutorial


This flower pin is deceptively simple and can easily be made in 10 minutes.  Use it as a lapel pin, a detailed touch to a home decor project, or secure it to a headband.  The original tutorial can be found at Craftiness is not Optional. Here's the process:

Cut a strip of felt about 18" x 2".  Fold in half and hot glue along the edge, then cut snips into the fabric along the folded side. The closer to the edge you cut, the easier it is for your felt to 'spread open' when you roll it later on.  Also, as you can see in the picture above, the distance between your snips changes the look of the flower. The flower on the left has less cuts, the one on the right, more.


Next, you'll start rolling, hot gluing as you go, until you've rolled up the whole strip.  Stay even along the bottom edge.

To cover the back, I used a toilet paper roll as a template to trace and cut a circle out of felt, then hot glued the circle to the back of the flower.


Finally, I glued a metal pin to the back of the flower.  In the past, I've sometimes used magnets instead of pins because I don't always like to poke holes into my clothing, but that's just personal preference.


I also made a pin using cotton fabric instead of felt for a frayed edge look.  Happy pin-making!

2 comments:

  1. Oh Hooray!! I can't wait to whip some of these out with my leftover felt!

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