Made By Mrs M

Felt & Fabric Brooch Tutorial


Welcome to the first in my new regular series of tutorials. Starting with a nice quick and easy one, for which you'll hopefully be able to use up some scraps from a larger project.

In order to make this rather fetching brooch you will need:

2 small pieces of felt
1 small piece of fabric (I've used a scrap of Lotta Jansdotter fabric here)
brooch back
needle and thread
pinking shears

1. Ensure your two pieces of felt are the same size as each other and a shape you're happy with, then fold one piece in half and cut into it to make a little window (I like this to look a little bit wonky!).

2. Cut the piece of fabric to roughly the same size as the felt, using your pinking shears.

3. Stich the brooch back onto the uncut piece of felt.

4.Make a sandwich using all three pieces and arrange them in a position you're happy with. Pin in place.

5. Using either a matching or contrasting thread, stitch the three pieces together using a running stitch. 

Ta dah!

You can try some variations to the design - some suggestions include:

  • a straight stack (like a proper sandwich!)
  • add a second (or third) row of running stitch (maybe in a different colour)
  • use two (or more) pieces of pattered fabric at different angles, and maybe in more than one design
  • play with the size of the brooch - the one I've made here measures approximately 6.5cm square. 

If you like this brooch but don't fancy making it yourself, I have some similar ones in the sale section of my Folksy shop (reduced to a very reasonable £2 each!).