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Upcycled Necktie Flower Brooch Tutorial
This tutorial will show you how to create an oversized flower brooch from an unwanted / thrifted necktie that you can wear on a dress, the lapel of a jacket, or to decorate your bag with.

Posted by erica@recycledfashion from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia • Published See erica@recycledfashion's 8 projects »
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  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Upcycled Necktie Brooch - Step 1
    Step 1

    First find an appropriate necktie for your project. I found this Givenchy tie from an op shop (Australian thrift store) for $1, that happens to be in one of my favourite colours.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Upcycled Necktie Brooch - Step 2
    Step 2

    Gather your materials together

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Upcycled Necktie Brooch - Step 3
    Step 3

    Remove inner lining of necktie. To do this, either use a seam ripper or scissors to cut open the thread that holds the necktie together at the back.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Upcycled Necktie Brooch - Step 4
    Step 4

    Your necktie is open and you can see its lining

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Upcycled Necktie Brooch - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once you've opened your necktie, and removed its lining this is what you will get - keep it to one side, don't throw out

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Upcycled Necktie Brooch - Step 6
    Step 6

    Not it is time to create your flower. Hold your necktie and start by folding around in a circle, begin with the larger end first. Pins might help you here to hold in place as you fold. Use your needle and matching thread (or 'invisible' thread), and sew by hand and hold in place.

    Continue folding and hand sewing in a circle, each layer on top of the the previous, which should be placed slightly in from the edge of the last layer.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Upcycled Necktie Brooch - Step 7
    Step 7

    Almost complete. Now if you'd like to finish your necktie brooch with a decorative button in the centre this finishes off your flower brooch nicely.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Upcycled Necktie Brooch - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now to finish, using your discarded necktie lining, cut two circles smaller than the size of your brooch - these will act as your brooch backing before you attach your pin. You don't have to do this, but I find it covers untidy stitches at the back.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Upcycled Necktie Brooch - Step 9
    Step 9

    Then, you add your pin. I purchase brooch backs in bulk from etsy you could also use a large safety pin. I used a glue gun to attach both the backing circles and brooch back pin to the rear.

  • How to sew a fabric flower brooches. Upcycled Necktie Brooch - Step 10
    Step 10

    Your necktie flower brooch is ready to wear!

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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
I am going to make mine into a headband. I am pretty sure I know where the headband I want to use for this project is. Just need to find it! Happy
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