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A nautical inspired brooch

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  • How to make a ribbon brooch. Diy Button Brooch  - Step 1
    Step 1

    First step: assemble supplies! What you will need clockwise from the top: lace, fabric, scissors, chalk pen, button, brooch back and brooch pin, needle and thread and straight pins.

  • How to make a ribbon brooch. Diy Button Brooch  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Measure out how much lace you will need to cover the brooch back and cut it into strips. I needed 6 pieces for mine.

  • How to make a ribbon brooch. Diy Button Brooch  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pin your lace pieces together. You might need to play with it to get the right shape.

  • How to make a ribbon brooch. Diy Button Brooch  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew all of the pieces together.

  • How to make a ribbon brooch. Diy Button Brooch  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Measure the width of your lace, this will be important in a minute.

  • How to make a ribbon brooch. Diy Button Brooch  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Take your fabric and draw a soft triangle with your fabric pencil. I used the measurement from the last step to figure out how tall to make them.

  • How to make a ribbon brooch. Diy Button Brooch  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut out your little triangle once you are happy with the shape. I was lazy and cut out all six at once. It made them all a little different, which I liked.

  • How to make a ribbon brooch. Diy Button Brooch  - Step 8
    Step 8

    Arrange your triangles.

  • How to make a ribbon brooch. Diy Button Brooch  - Step 9
    Step 9

    Pin your triangles to the lace.

  • How to make a ribbon brooch. Diy Button Brooch  - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sew through all layers.

  • How to make a ribbon brooch. Diy Button Brooch  - Step 11
    Step 11

    My button was kind of small and didn't cover the stitching, so I cut out a square and placed it in the middle to cover it up.

  • How to make a ribbon brooch. Diy Button Brooch  - Step 12
    Step 12

    I sewed the button and the square to the lace and triangles at the same time.

  • How to make a ribbon brooch. Diy Button Brooch  - Step 13
    Step 13

    Next I took a hot glue gun and glued the lace etc. to the metal brooch back. then I stuck on the pin.

  • How to make a ribbon brooch. Diy Button Brooch  - Step 14
    Step 14

    Wear your brooch and enjoy!

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