Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Essex Daisy Brooch

Hi everyone during my patchwork class last week one of the girls showed us how to make a daisy brooch. I loved it so much i had to make one. So just in case some of you lovely bloggers would like to have a go here is how i made it.

I chose a light weight Laura Ashley fabric with a small design. The lighter weight of fabric the better.

                                         The finished  Essex Daisy Brooch


I cut out 13 circles approx 6cm or the size of the bottom of a jam jar.

               
                           To make the 12 petals i folded them into half, then quarter, then eighths.

To secure the petal I sewed each one separately.


I then threaded each one to form a circle. This part was a bit fiddly.


With the last circle I stitched round the outside, added a small circle of felt, then pulled it so make a Suffolk puff. I  then sewed it onto the from of the brooch. Next i cut out another circle of felt for the back and repeated it again. I then sewed on a safety pin to finish it off.

This is why i love blogging i think its so lovely to be able to share our art and craft ideas.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this! This is an adorable brooch!

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  2. This looks lovely Linda,thankyou for sharing how you made it,I must give this a try.Glad the classes are going wellxxx

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  3. Hi Linda, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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  4. Oh so that's how u made them. I got one, thanx Linda its lovely. x J

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  5. Ooooh, lovely ... are you going to make more? :)

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  6. Yes, thank you for sharing this lovely brooch.... I just love Laura Ashley fabric!

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