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Upcycle embroidered napkins into a pretty pin

Posted by Jessica O. Published See Jessica O.'s 8 projects »
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  • How to stitch a stitched brooch. Upcycled Embroidery Brooch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Supplies:
    Tea towel already embroidered - look for these at the thrift store. Since you'll be cutting it up, it doesn't matter if it's stained. You should pay no more than a couple dollars for the piece.

    Matching Embroidery Thread

    Sewing Needle

    Scissors

    Pollyfill

    Pin Back that you can sew on

  • How to stitch a stitched brooch. Upcycled Embroidery Brooch - Step 2
    Step 2

    1. Cut out embroidery piece. Place on another piece of solid fabric from your tea towel. Pin together and cut out in the shape you choose. Make sure to leave extra room for stitching. You can always trim back the edges after.

    2. Using a back stitch, sew all around the image leaving about a one inch opening.

    3. Lightly stuff with pollyfill and continue to stitch all the way around the embroidered piece. Knot and sew in loose threads. Trim edges if necessary. If you're concerned your fabric will fray, add the tiniest amount of glue to the edges.

    4. Sew on your pin back. Test out the pin back to make sure it works well. Usually these kind of pins come in packs of 50 and I've found there are always a couple duds in the pack.

  • How to stitch a stitched brooch. Upcycled Embroidery Brooch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Experiment with different shapes. The heart in the back came from the corner of a hankie. There was no one image to outline so I cut it into a heart shape. I also used a running stitch for the heart.

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