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From crappy leftover to lovely rose brooch!
I wonder if you have seen my How-to for Recon Tee previously. Well, this is sort of the part 2 of it.

I kept the scraps I got from cutting the tee and now I'm making it into something useful. :)

I pinned it on a grey cardigan as a little embellishment.

Posted by gwenstella from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia • Published See gwenstella's 41 projects »
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  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Recon Tee Sequel: Rose Brooch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get the hem of the sleeves you cut from the tee.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Recon Tee Sequel: Rose Brooch - Step 2
    Step 2

    First you choose the type of pins that you wanna use. For this brooch, I'm using the silver pin shown in the picture. But safety pins will work fine too.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Recon Tee Sequel: Rose Brooch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place the pin on the folded fabric strip.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Recon Tee Sequel: Rose Brooch - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold and wrap the short tail around the back of the pin and then sew the fabric and the pin in place.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Recon Tee Sequel: Rose Brooch - Step 5
    Step 5

    Snip the join of the hem to get a long strip of fabric.

    Fold diagonally down at one end, leaving a short tail.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Recon Tee Sequel: Rose Brooch - Step 6
    Step 6

    Continue folding diagonally away from you and then wrapping a short section of the next part of the fabric strip around.

    Remember to sew/glue the rose in place as you fold and wrap.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Recon Tee Sequel: Rose Brooch - Step 7
    Step 7

    Wrap the folded section around in a clockwise direction.

    Sew/glue it in place.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Recon Tee Sequel: Rose Brooch - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fold the strip diagonally away from yourself. The picture shows how it should look like from the back.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Recon Tee Sequel: Rose Brooch - Step 9
    Step 9

    Always fold the strip away from you, creating a slanting edge.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Recon Tee Sequel: Rose Brooch - Step 10
    Step 10

    As you continue folding and wrapping, you will get something like the rose shown in the picture.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Recon Tee Sequel: Rose Brooch - Step 11
    Step 11

    Repeat until you reach the end of the strip. Sew/glue the end in place.

    The recon tee rose brooch is done!

  • Step 12

    I hope it's not too difficult or confusing. This folding and wrapping may take some practise before you get the desired look of the rose. Do practise without sealing the fabric together first.

    For people who don't understand how to fold and wrap the strip into a rose, perhaps looking for "ribbon rose how-to" on the Net may help.

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debbie O:
debbie O:
adorable. can't wait to make one!
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deni m.
deni m. · Varna, Varna, BG · 18 projects
Great job! Happy
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Pinocchio
Pinocchio · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 30 projects
wow thats pretty snazzy!
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gwenstella
gwenstella · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 41 projects
*you
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gwenstella
gwenstella · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 41 projects
THANK YOU!(^_^) ypu all can try adding a bobby pin instead of a safety pin to make a cute hairpin! Happy
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
Thanks for the tutorial! It is a great way to recycle what would normally be landfill fodder into something beautiful.
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vvien c.
vvien c. · Selangor, Selangor, MY · 5 projects
Cute! =D
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JessayahX
JessayahX · Frankfurt, Hesse, DE · 26 projects
awwww I really love this how to.. ^^ That should be a featured project ^^
I´m so going to do this
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