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Cute, simple, quick, minimal sewing ... lots of glue! oooh!
Just a nice and simple quick project that I made whilst crafting and playing with my new glue gun.

If you are having problems sourcing the ready-made pleated ribbon, please know that if you do have a sewing machine that you can find tutorials on the web of how to make your own! :)

Posted by Quartz from Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany • Published
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  • How to make a ribbon brooch. How To Make A Ribbon Rosette Brooch! - Step 1
    Step 1

    What you need:-

    *** Tools ***
    Glue Gun (or Farbri-tac glue)
    Scissors
    Needle and Thread

    *** Supplies ***
    Pleated Ribbon
    Brooch/pin back
    Piece of leather (or stiff felt/Lacey's stiff stuff - must be firm)
    Button or cabochon for centre focal piece

  • How to make a ribbon brooch. How To Make A Ribbon Rosette Brooch! - Step 2
    Step 2

    First, cut your base material into a circle to use as the base of your brooch. (Remember, you don't need to use leather for this -- felt or Lacey's stiff stuff will work great!)

  • How to make a ribbon brooch. How To Make A Ribbon Rosette Brooch! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Sew on the brooch back, while heating up your glue gun.

  • How to make a ribbon brooch. How To Make A Ribbon Rosette Brooch! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Working from the outside in, run a rim of heated glue and stick your ribbon around the edge. Continue to glue and spiral the ribbon towards the inside of the circle. Once you are close to the middle, cut the ribbon to an end.

  • How to make a ribbon brooch. How To Make A Ribbon Rosette Brooch! - Step 5
    Step 5

    If you are using a button with a shank for the middle focal, snip the shank with pliers so it will sit well in the middle.

  • How to make a ribbon brooch. How To Make A Ribbon Rosette Brooch! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Simple, eh? Really, really, really simple!

    Remember if you do not want to make the pleated ribbon yourself, you can buy the ribbon already pleated from the internet (like I did!).

  • How to make a ribbon brooch. How To Make A Ribbon Rosette Brooch! - Step 7
    Step 7

    Experiment with sizes, different ribbons, different buttons .... enjoy them as brooches, as keyrings, as handbag charms.... just ENJOY!

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Anna
Anna · 1 project
This is amazing. Have you tried it regular ribbon instead of pleated ribbon?
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Jamie Ann D.
Jamie Ann D. · Easton, Pennsylvania, US
Very Cute!!
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Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
smart idea, and very adorable and pretty;-D love it.;-D
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Lucia
Lucia · San Luis Obispo, California, US · 6 projects
Pretty!
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