Organza Flower Pin

Aug 27, 2010

I found these three rolls of organza at JoAnns for $2.50 a piece. I love the fall colors and as soon as I saw them I thought they would make a gorgeous accent for a fall sweater, shirt or even a headband. This flower is super easy to make BUT you must take EXTREME CAUTION when using the candle to melt the edges. The organza trim will go up in flames if you hold it in one place too long… believe me when I tell you this… I am experienced. Yes my first attempt went up in flames but fearing this might happen I first filled the kitchen sink with water, placed my candle next to the sink and carefully started melting the edges so I thought… before I knew it dear husband is looking at me with the what in the world are you doing, do blog tutorials have to burn down the house kinda look, I pass on the gotta love me grin and proceed to flower attempt #2. With great success  I might add, I am a quick learner in the error of my ways. So if you would like to make one of these flowers here is how you do it… remember take EXTREME CAUTION when holding the trim over the flame.

Supplies Needed: Organza, Scissors, Sewing Needle, Thread, Fabri-Tac, Rhinestone Button, Felt, Pin Back

Instructions:

  • Cut a piece of Organza trim 24″ long and approximately 2″ wide.
  • Cut freehand scallops along one edge of the trim length wise. The scallops do not all have to be the same size so don’t worry.
  • Now CAREFULLY hold the scallop side of the trim over a candle flame. Remember do NOT hold it too close or it will catch on fire. Make sure you have your kitchen sink filled with water just in the case. The heat from the flame with melt the edges of the scallops.
  • Once the entire length of the trim has been slightly melted begin gathering the opposite edge (straight) with a threaded sewing needle.
  • Once you get to the end of the trim tightly pull the ends together and double knot the thread.
  • Apply Fabri-Tac to the center of the flower and place a rhinestone button on top, let dry.
  • Attach a small piece of felt to the back using Fabri-Tac, let dry.
  • Attach a pin back on top of the felt using Fabri-Tac, let dry.

There you have it… a cute organza pin to accent anything you want.

Have fun!

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