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Who wouldn’t like this owl felt brooch? A great way of using up (and therefore a great excuse of buying more!) lovely buttons and the smallest pieces of lace ever! So quick and simple.
You will need:
- Basic sewing kit
- Brooch back
- Paper for template
- Wadding for filling
- Lavender to scent, if using
- Draw the simple owl shape template onto the paper and use to cut 2 pieces of felt. From the lace, cut the wings and cut one piece from the wadding the slightly smaller.
- Stitch on your wings, beak (I used a piece of broken beaded jewellery) and two buttons for each eye.
- Lay this on top of the wadding then place both on top of the 2nd piece of felt. Neatly stitch all around, leaving a few centimetres open but without cutting you’re your thread. Pour in some lavender and stitch the opening closed.
- Turn over and stitch on your brooch back.
Have you seen these?
Once you start on these brooches, you soon find you have made half a dozen, as each one spurs you on to make another and you alter the design slightly as you go. Because they take such a small amount of fabric, they’re an ideal use for off-cuts.
Attach a hair clip instead or, even better, attach a hair clip AND a brooch back to get the most wear from your piece.