Last year I bought a corsage, of which (by my inattention) the zipper broke before the first time wearing. I have promptly brought a new corsage, and from the old one, I made two new brooches by myself. One of these is this Plaid-, College- or Club-brooch, which I have embellished with an additional application. I wear the brooch on blazers, jeans, and tops, and prefer it in combination with a pencil skirt, which I have also made by myself.
Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need
- A piece of plaid fabric (the length and breadth of the material depend on the size of the application)
- Matching Application (for sewing or ironing)
- Sewing kit or sewing machine
- Perhaps a piece of adhesive Velcro tape (only the soft part)
- Brooch pin (if not available, you can also take a safety pin)
DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions
DIY Step 1
Fix the width of the plaid fabric (for me it was 4cm including the fringes) and stitch twice. The seam prevents undesired fraying of the fabric.
DIY Step 2
Cut the remains of the material to about half a centimeter above the stitch and fray it.
DIY Step 3
Set the sewing machine to a loose stitch.
DIY Step 4
Sew at the lower end with about one centimeter distance.
DIY Step 5
To contract the fabric, pull one of the two strings for so long until you get a nice rounding. Then knot the threads together.
DIY Step 6
If you want to have a round brooch, you can now sew the two ends. Then you place the application on the desired point (center) of the brooch. If you use an application to sew, you can fix it with pins and sew on, for an iron-on application fixing is not necessary.
DIY Step 7
Finally, cut the adhesive Velcro tape on the right size and attach it by the tape the brooch pin on the brooch. If you have no Velcro, you can simply sew the brooch pin on the brooch. DONE!