Isn't she a fabulous model? The bronze flower featured on this card that I recently shared here on the RRR blog, pic below....
was made using the same easy technique. Here's the tutorial.
For my brooch, first I chose a beautiful Satin with Grosgrain Edge in Burgundy that is currently available in the Really Reasonable Ribbon shop. I thought it would make an elegant doggie brooch for the holidays paired with a gold fleur de lys button from my stash.
I cut lengths of this luxurious fiber approximately 1 1/2 in. long, notching one end and then cutting the other end straight.
Then, using a needle and thread, I stitched through my first petal as such.
You could also send it through your sewing machine on its widest setting. I stitched all the pieces together as shown below.
Then I pulled my thread tight, which gathered the bloom into its final shape, and knotted the circle well to close.
At this stage, you could easily hot glue a button in the center and simultaneously affix to a card or some other project. As my plan was to make a removable brooch pin, I sewed a piece of felt to the bottom and stitched my button through the top.
Then I pinned it to the sweater I had made. This way, when it's time to wash the sweater, I can easily remove the pin.
***NOTE*** This pin should be worn only while under human supervision!