How to Make an Easy Fabric Brooch

This fabric brooch is very easy to make, requires very few materials -- you probably even have them at home -- and can be made in a couple of minutes.

This fabric brooch is very easy to make, requires very few materials — you probably even have them at home — and can be made in a couple of minutes. I made it as decoration for a handbag I have in mind. I just wanted to test something about the fabric, it turned out better than I expected. Here’s how to make an easy fabric brooch.

A couple of weeks ago I came across this lovely headband by Make it and Love it. Check it out, it’s pretty easy. It inspired me to try it.

In the instructions she warns that one has to be careful to choose fabric that does not burn. Which made me think what would fabric that burns look like. Only one way to find out.

I used taffeta for this brooch. It does catch fire, so you’ll have to be careful with your fingers and that the circles don’t burn too much, just the edges.

This fabric brooch is very easy to make, requires very few materials -- you probably even have them at home -- and can be made in a couple of minutes.

It’s hard to control the fire so that it burns uniformly, it ends up with a ragged, dark, thicker edge that I liked very much. I only used four circles for this one. It’s all held with glue, including the pin in the back.

While I set out to actually sew that bag, Ms. Bertha is wearing the pin. I think she likes it.

So, what are you crafting these days?

Aunt Clara

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3 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    I love your blog! My niece makes jewelry and she's been working with fabric and burning the edges like that! It's a cool idea.

  2. Lana Mango! This is too strange! We just got some fun mary jane shoes and have been searching for a tutorial on fabric flowers so I recently came across those as well. We are definitely channeling the same energy!

  3. Love the brooch, and the burnt edges! I'm sure I would have had the same thought!

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