Broach Making

IMG_8559 Today was make-a-broach day.  I can’t say I did anything else productive today, besides eat a massive chocolate donut.   This little broach was made from some Wee Play scraps.  And this little broach was EASY with a cherry on top.  I sewed my largest circle to a piece of felt the same size for sturdiness, and then just cut out circles in different sizes until I was satisfied with its shabbiness.  I stitched with my machine a little X under the button to keep them all together, then hand stitched the button on.  The back will eventually be one of those nice little sew on broach clasps, but for now its a safety pin…..don’t tell. IMG_8555 I even managed this flower broach.  It matched my pink shirt today.  You can find the template for this flower here.   And wouldn’t it be cute to make the card as a flower like she has pictured but with the broach you can remove and wear?  Too bad Mothers Day is 2 days away or I would have made hoards of them.  And next year I’ll forget. IMG_8548 For this broach I used appliqué material to make each layer stiff, and I sewed around the inside of each layer with my machine.  Not as easy as the first one, but still….pretty easy. Happy Mothers Day!

20 Responses to Broach Making

  1. Ariel May 8, 2009 at 4:39 am #

    we are so awake way too late! Love these little pins. And, I’m liking the new pretty background color on your blog :) Happy mother’s day to you too!

  2. Mary on Lake Pulaski May 8, 2009 at 6:25 am #

    Oh, I think I still have time to try one! Thanks for the info.

  3. Fiesta May 8, 2009 at 9:11 am #

    very pretty and definetly a great idea.

  4. Natalie May 8, 2009 at 12:29 pm #

    such a cute idea! I love them!

  5. anne May 8, 2009 at 2:32 pm #

    oh wow, how cute. now I know exactly what to do with my wee play scraps from a quilt i’ve been working on!

  6. kelly mae May 8, 2009 at 5:56 pm #

    oh… i love your wee play broach! the red thread on the button is the perfect addition!

  7. Anonymous May 9, 2009 at 1:14 am #

    This is so adorable! I have to make some time this weekend to try one. Thanks for another awesome idea!


  8. Melissa May 9, 2009 at 7:42 pm #

    so cute! i’m going to just have to make myself one now

  9. Mama Megs May 9, 2009 at 7:48 pm #

    Very very cute! My mom would love this-it kinda screams “I’m a quilter” and in a good way. I want one too…I’ll have to get started.

  10. Christina Lowry May 9, 2009 at 11:29 pm #

    The brooches are so cool!
    Definately says ‘craft’ in a good way. However, I think my baby would love to suck on one of these! I haven’t been wearing necklaces as they get pulled at or go straight in the mouth, and the one brooch I have worn lately was a target for him all day! Still, fabric is better than metal to suck on…

  11. Karina May 11, 2009 at 5:36 am #

    Adorable – I am already thinking of dozens of uses for them. Just when I was thinking I should get rid of my scraps.

  12. I wanna be creative May 12, 2009 at 1:12 am #

    Yah – thanks for this, great idea. Have copied (although yours is prettier) pic at

  13. Amanda May 12, 2009 at 1:21 pm #

    Hi, Allison. Pat Sloan sent me here to see your floral broaches. I’m so glad she did! I love your blog! The broaches are adorable.

  14. Mama Holli November 5, 2009 at 8:09 pm #

    Checked my out clicks on my site mete…..sending some traffic your way it seems! New life to a post in May!
    Making that goody this week!
    Mama Holi

  15. MissMary January 7, 2010 at 1:08 am #

    I love this idea! I'm making one for my best friend's birthday and will attach it to a sweet fabric headband. Even better, this is a great way to make my stash of vintage buttons work for me! Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Carmen El costurero con duende January 30, 2014 at 5:25 pm #

    Qué idea tan original y fácil de hacer. Lo haré en cuanto pueda. Gracias por compartir. Besos

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