Thursday, June 4, 2009

No-Sew Posie Tutorial

Remember last week I told you I would do a tutorial on the posie brooches? I love these because it's a great way to use up your really cute fabric scraps. There are so many cute posie brooches out there in blogland. Here is my version. There is no sewing involved. If you can operate an iron and a hot-glue gun then this project is for you!:)


Step 1: Trace 5 circles on paper and cut them out. This is your template. Pick out 5 different fabrics.

Step 2: Iron your material onto some medium to heavy weight interfacing. This gives the brooch some sturdiness and makes the circles much easier to cut.

Step 3: Trace your circle templates on the interfacing and then cut all the circles out.

Step 4: Very lightly hot glue each piece together. Add an embellishment on top, like a button, brad, or stone.

Step 5: Use hot glue to put a wooden circle and pin back on. The wooden circle isn't necessary, I just think it solidifies the whole piece.
That's it...you're done!
See, aren't they easy? I dare you to make only one. Once you get started, it's hard to stop!
They make great gifts as well.


Let me know if you make any, I would love to see them!:)

13 comments:

現在建築式™ said...

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Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

This brooch is so cute! I may have to try it. I love easy no sew projects.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Who knew we were so close.
I actually live in Lake Mary.
I would love to know where that art house is..

Have a great day!
Cindy

Amanda.Sedeno said...

Super Cute! I love the NON sewing part! Wouldnt it be cute, to have diffrent shapes, like flowers and stars.. Cant wait to try!! Great summer craft for us!

lori vliegen said...

thanks for the great tutorial, chrissie! and, you're right...i probably won't be able to make just one!! :)

the undomesticated wife said...

super cute!

mysteryhistorymom said...

LOVe, love, love, love, love IT!!! I am going to try this, Sweetie!

I have no idea what interfacing is, though?? Do you attach it to the back of the fabric?? Help, please.:) Lori

Adrienne said...

your new blog header is really cute... really shows who you are!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I am new to your blog....I adore it when I find someone as crafty and who loves color like me! LOVE The posies...toooo cute. cherry

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

Well, your project came in handy for me
today!http://chalkaboutit.blogspot.com/2009/06/happy-birthday-mom.html

Thanks for the great idea!
Cindy

Krissysart said...

How impressed am I with your tutorials. So sweet and simple yet I would never have thought of it! Thanks for the cool info!
krissy

sara's art house said...

I LOVE your posies!!!

Rambling Girl said...

Oh these are so cute. I am gonna have to try this with my little one. Love em!

Josie said...

What a cool idea! I have so much extra pieces of fabric, so now I can start a new project. Thanks for sharing; I'll let you know how they turn out.