Sunday, 22 June 2008


Here are my first attempts at f abric jewellery.

Flower brooch/corsage
Liberty fabric
approx 2.5"/6cm across

Flower brooch/corsage
Kaffe Fassett fabric
approx 2.5"/6cm across

These are the first two brooches i have made, and have completely hand sewn them. Not a big lover of machine sewing (even though Ern has promised me a lovely embroidery sewing machine yeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaah), and did try sewing the circle on my old machine, but oh boy no no no no no.

Quite addictive these things are, and have made even smaller flowers (3/4" /2cm) in co-ordinating fabric to make bracelets. They will be interspersed with beads. If nobody likes em i can keep em myself HAHAHAHA.

These will be added to my etsy shop later this week, as i need to make a few more in different colours.

I'm making a white lace one with pearls and pearl buttons. I thought these would be lovely as Wedding corsages instead of the run of the mill carnation buttonholes. These would then be a lasting momento of the occasion.

Will show you that one tomorrow.

I have ideas to make some really arty farty ones, so will see what happens, both with the making and the sales if any.


Cindy Is Crafty said...

I have such a brooch addiction (er...sickeness) and love these. So cute and to make them that small takes skill.

My name is CINDY...... said...

Wow, sewing by hand!! Not my greatest strength although I love textile work. These are great.

Viola said...

These look so wonderful, Margaret! Great work!!

Jacky said...

Wow, you have been busy Margaret! Stitching, stitching, stitching - your fabric jewellery is beautiful. I think my favourite is the faux leather with the vintage buttons, would look lovely on a winter jacket!