Vintage projects & shabby chic DIYs; ideas and projects Vintage,…
Gorgeous Vintage brooch – I think this looks equally great on a woollen coat, hat bag or anything else you can think of! Using wide lace and sticking to just one colourway gives them a lovely old/vintage look which I love. They’re also a great way of using up (and therefore a great excuse of buying more!) odd buttons.
You will need:
- Wide lace
- Fabric or felt in the same colour
- Basic sewing kit
- Brooch back
- Paper for template
- Wadding for filling
- Oval piece of jewellery or button for the wing
- Dried Lavender if liked
- Draw a very simple bird shape template onto the paper and use to cut 2 pieces of felt. From the lace, cut one piece, slightly larger all around and cut one piece from the wadding the slightly smaller.
- Stitch your jewellery or button to the felt, to make a wing. Stitch your ‘eye’ button.
- 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.
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.