Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sew Spoiled Rose Pin Tutorial!

I woke up Wednesday morning and realized that it was St. Patrick's Day and I had no GREEN! (Did I mention I am a music school teacher to over 1000 kids!) I looked through my wardrobe once more, nothing. Finally, I decided to make my own Green for the day!
1.) I took a scrap of Patty Young's Gothic Flower in leaf green approximately 18" long X 3" wide I folded it in half, right sides together and ironed. (Not really but you should if you have time:)
2.) Sew 1/4" seam allowance starting at the short end, pivot the needle to continue sewing the 18" long side and leave the last short side of the rectangle open so you can flip it right side out.
3.) Flip the fabric right side out and iron! (I did iron this time!) 
4.) Sew a gather stitch down the 18" long side. This is the longest stitch on your machine! (My machine calls it my baste stitch but I use it most to gather.) Tug gently on the bobbin thread to gather the petals together.
5.) Take your hand sewing needle threaded with coordinating thread, turn the gathered strip of fabric around in circles and sew the back of the rose so that the layers stay together. Cut excess fabric off.
6.) Glue gun magic! Glue the raw edge of the rose (Where you cut off the excess.) and turn the short edge in, glue again and turn it in again. (Making a quick seam.) You could hand sew this too. Glue a 1.5" card stock circle onto the back of the rose and then glue your pin to the card stock. You are done!!!
I think I might make a few more of these for bags, sweaters, blouses, my jean jacket and more!
Happy sewing!
~Leah

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