I am so happy, I can finally tell you all my news… I am now part of the Webster’s Pages Design Team. I was lucky enough to have Webster’s Pages as a book sponsor and now get to be part of their amazing team. If you are not familiar with their products you really need to check them out here. Their products, color schemes and designs are incredible.
Today, I created this brooch using the trim and lace they debuted at CHA-W 2009. It is their Ivory and Cream, Coco Ruffle, Spring Green Lattice and Turquoise Petite. I am going to attach this to either a purse or t-shirt… not sure which one just yet.
Vintage Brooch Tutorial
- Cut a piece of Ivory and Cream lace to 12″ in length. Thread a sewing needle with three strands of embroidery floss, starting at one edge of the lace begin gathering at one end all the way to the opposite end, tightly pull the ends together, double knot and trim the tips of the lace off using scissors. Now cut towards the center of the lace approximately 1.25″ leaving a space between each cut approximately 1.25″ apart.
- Cut a piece of Spring Green Lattice to 12″ in length. Thread a sewing needle with three strands of embroidery floss, starting at one edge of the lace begin gathering at one end all the way to the opposite end, pull the ends together you do not want to pull the ends too tight as you want the flower to be approximately 2.5″ in diameter, double knot the embroidery floss to secure the ends.
- Cut a piece of Coco Ruffle to approximately 12″ in length. Create a circle by carefully wrapping the trim in a clockwise direction. The diameter of the circle needs to be approximately 2″.
- Attach the Spring Lattice Trim on top of the Ivory and Cream using a strong liquid adhesive. I use Fabric Tac. Attach the Coco Ruffle circle on top of the Spring Lattice Circle using the same liquid adhesive. Then using a glue gun attach a vintage rhinestone in the center of the Coco Ruffle.
- Cut a circle from felt measuring approximately 2″, cut a 6″ strip of Turquoise Petite, fold in half, using Fabric Tac attach the trim to the felt circle, then attach the felt circle to the center back portion of your brooch.
- Using a hot glue gun attach a pin back to the center of the felt circle.
I hope you try making one… it is super easy to create and has lots of different uses.