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A cheap and easy funky brooch!

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  • How to make a tape measure brooch. Tape Measure Rosette Brooch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Leaving a few inches spare take your tape measure in both hands and pull each side towards each side towards its self.

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

    using a needle sew the centres together, alternativly you can use some glue

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

    Repeat this step untill you have 5 loops, sewing or guing each time.

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

    now you need to create the second layer of loops.
    These loops need to be smaller than the ones below, 4 should be plenty

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

    Once you are satisfied with the fullness of the brooch cut off the excess leaving enough tape to fold over the into a normal loop and stitch/ glue the underside.

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

    With the excess strip, glue/sew this to the back of the brooch then attach a brooch back

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Ariel B.
Ariel B. · Kalamazoo, Michigan, US · 23 projects
Very cute. =)
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emma  b.
emma b.
this is so lovely. i have a tape measure but think it may be too long - what was the length of the tape used here? thanks exx
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Pinocchio
Pinocchio · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 30 projects
amazing i dont think i d have the patience to do this though Tongue
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Kris B.
Kris B. · Burrillville, Rhode Island, US · 2 projects
Found this a couple days before mother's day, and my mom sews. I used a white tape measure, but i glued ribbon to one side. Thanks for posting. Happy
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1398 projects
I love it, I really really have to make one. xo
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Sarah
Sarah · 5 projects
Thanks everyone :o)
Cinderelly what a fab job!
xx
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Laura R.
Laura R. · Manchester, England, GB · 32 projects
love it!
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cinderelly
cinderelly · 4 projects
this is so cute! i think i have to make one to wear for when i do fittings! (professional seamstress, i do bridal fittings)
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Sarah
Sarah · 5 projects
Thanks Maraluce :o)
I got the pink 1 i used in this tutorial from a xmas cracker!
xx
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Maraluce M.
Maraluce M. · Rotterdam, South Holland, NL · 3 projects
That's awesome! If only I had a pretty tape measure thing...
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