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Tutorial: Fabric Covered Brooch make over

I love fabric covered button/brooches. It makes a pretty embellishment to anything I make, such as bags, pouches, dresses, etc. Too bad I could not find a button kit here in my town. Usually I bought them when I go back to my hometown, which is in Indonesia.

I remembered I used to 'make over' my metal brooches with what ever cover fancy me back when I was in high school. So, the other day I bought these Hannah Montana brooches and start working on it. Here's what I do:

1. All you need is: Ready made brooches, needle & thread, fabric and a mini screw driver (the flat one - what's it called?)

2. Carefully pick out the back of the brooches with the screw driver. It may dent a bit but you can easily put it back again. Take out the original paper cover.

3. Cut the fabric according to the diameter of the brooch and add a few millimeters for seam.

4. Hand stitch the edge of the fabric just like when you're making a Yo Yo, and put the top metal brooch inside the fabric. Pull the thread until the fabric is nicely covered. Secure the thread.

5. Put the back part of the brooch and gently push it in.

6. Voila! Your fabric covered brooch is ready.

This is so much fun. Cos when you're bored with one, you can always change it and your option is endless.

Happy Crafting ^_^
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  1. Wow.. that really inspiring me..:D shall try it ^_^

    Thanks for sharing dear...

  2. I saw it somewhere before about the tute, but forgot to save it in my favourite link, so thanks to make another tutorial and share with us :) ... good job madamji :D

  3. Great idea for recycling those old pins, too! Thanks, and I really like your tutorial on the labels...I have been having a hard time with mine too, so going to up a few with these fabric pens if they are machine washable. Do you know if the ink will stay on when washed?

  4. the ink will stay but you have to wash the fabric to remove the starch before using it. I use the pen for marking my son's school uniforms too..:)

  5. lovely.... i wanna make it soon...


  6. I'll have tell my mom about this, she has tons of old pins she could do this with.

  7. This is a fabulous idea, I can do this! Thank you for sharing.

  8. Wow! This is such a great idea! Never thought of using ready made buttons like this. All I could think of was doing it the (too) expensive way likt in buying a machine to make your own buttons. Glad I never did that! I will surely use your technique, so thanks a bunch!!!
    xx Monica

  9. Thanks for stopping by Anji:)

  10. you're most welcome and thanks for stopping by.


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