Friday, 4 March 2011

Makes... Brooch and Gift Bag

It was my sister's birthday a couple of days ago and I made her this brooch and gift bag...
The bag was made from wallpaper, I wasn't sure how sturdy it would be but I folded it so the sides were double thickness of paper and it turned out really strong. The handles were left over from another gift bag - I thought the pink went well with the black and white bag!
The brooch took me a little while to work out how to make - I saw a tutorial online a while ago making a similar brooch but couldn't remember where I had seen it, so made this one up as I went along! Basically it is made from lots of flower shaped fabric pieces, each folded in half then into three. These are then sewn together until you have enough to fill the brooch out. I then added a pearl bead to the centre and a brooch pin (stitched to a piece of felt) on the back. 


  1. what a lovely brooch! handmade gifts are always the best :)

  2. OMG the brooch is absolutely adorable! I would be over the moon to get that as a gift.