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Be the highest measure of style with a tape measure brooch.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to make a tape measure brooch. Tape Measure Brooch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find an old or unwanted tape measure and take a needle and thread.

  • How to make a tape measure brooch. Tape Measure Brooch - Step 2
    Step 2

    At one end of the tape measure, fold over one edge and sew it down to the main body of the tape measure to create a small loop.

  • How to make a tape measure brooch. Tape Measure Brooch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Repeat this behind the first loop. Sew in place.

  • How to make a tape measure brooch. Tape Measure Brooch - Step 4
    Step 4

    Continue this round, making loops behind the first and sewing in place.

  • How to make a tape measure brooch. Tape Measure Brooch - Step 5
    Step 5

    When you have worked your way round in a whole circle it should look like a flower. Cut off the excess tape measure.

  • How to make a tape measure brooch. Tape Measure Brooch - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew a button on to the front.

  • How to make a tape measure brooch. Tape Measure Brooch - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew a brooch clasp on to the back.

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Blue Teapot
Blue Teapot · Clonmel, Tipperary, IE
Unusual idea I love it Happy
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Alyssa :)
Alyssa :) · 24 projects
This is absolutely adorable! I want to try to make one...First I'll have to get a tape measureHappy
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Little Miss Sunshine S.
Little Miss Sunshine S. · Texas, Texas, US
I love this so much!!

i just finished makeing one!!

its amazing
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Eyes Wide Open

Really like this broach, it's dead cute. Kinda reminds me of the ribbon ones Neils Children used to wear.

Ace little website you've got! If you ever want to come down to the club message us on myspace for guestlist (we owe you that much for your favourable mention in your feature on Vintage). Xx
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Amelia

I love this- am so going to go make one now!
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emily

ooh! lovely! i'd like to make one too!
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leslie

love this site and your new blog too.
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Anne

That's just sooo cute! first time here and digg to your projects!

BTW... Happy New Year!

Anne
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miriam

I´m a tape measure addict.
I have a "collection" of my own all made of measuring tape.
take a look > http://www.flickr.com/photos/miriam/sets/1357623/

=)*
miriam
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Yankee BC

I did this in 5 minutes just now with some red ribbon, a green turtle button and a safety pin - "Slow Down for Christmas". Thanks!
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