Monday, April 4, 2011

Guest post and a fantastic tutorial from TO SEW WITH LOVE

This special post is for all the crafty pinkettes around the world!!!
Come with me and meet Lelanie, a great girl behind a very handmade blog To Sew with Love. She's brought with her a very nice tutorial just for us. Please visit her blog and support handmade. She's doing so much to spread the voice and she inspires us to create everyday. 
I now leave you with her. Enjoy!!!

How are you doing today, lovely blogging friends? I am Lelanie and I am here, in behalf of the other two ladies, Laarnie and Lhorie, behind
To Sew With Love
TSWL started as a Facebook group, which I created with my younger sister Laarnie, and just 7 months ago, we have decided to take the path of blogging. We were a bit hesitant at first but we warmed up right away, at the same time, overwhelmed by the number of so many warm, lovely and crafty bloggers out there.

I am in Spain, my sister is in Japan while Lhorie is in China but the distance isn’t a hindrance for us. That’s what makes the blogosphere seem so big yet so small ^^)

In our blog, you would be seeing a lot of kid-related repurposing, refashioning and upcycling projects in our blog. We just hate throwing things away. We repurpose those old pairs of pants:
Indoor Shoes from repurposed Clothes

those ill-fitting clothes of ours:
Refashioned Ill-fitting Clothes

the ill-fitting clothes of our husbands.
PJ's for my Li'l Guy from his Papi's Shirt

or grandma's curtains ^^):
We also love creating things from scratch, like pretty pillows-sleeping buddies for the kids:
Sleeping buddies for the kids

Have you seen a southern belle prettier than her?

Lhorie's Southern Belle

We love jazzing up a bit some things:
Spruce Up a Plain Looking Buggy 

We create with our kids.
Owl Pillows

We host giveaways sponsored by our lovely sponsors, a Crafty Saturday Link-up Party,

We have also recently started this Facebook page to support and promote everything handmade:

I own an Etsy shop called Arcoíris, which in Spanish means “rainbow”. I love working with colourful fabrics and making something one of a kind out of it. I especially love creating gift sets.

Today, I'd like to share with you a very quick tutorial for this Felt Flower you could use as a brooch, as a headband embellishment or as a hairclip.

You will need:
8 circles of felt for the flower (mine measured 2.25" in diameter)- or 4 big circles and 4 smaller circles for variation
4 circles of felt (same size)
1 flower shaped felt (smaller size than the circles)
Faux Pearl Beads
Brooch pin and/or hair clip
Embroidery Floss (matching color to your felt)
Glue gun

First, take one felt and fold in half. Pinch one part's edge and apply glue so you'll have this:

Fold the circle's edge on each side just beside where you have applied the glue and apply glue on each so you'll have this:

Repeat the same steps until you've finished with the 8 circles.

circles of the same size

4 big + 4 small circles

Get one of the four remaining circles, fold in 4 and mark the center with lines using disappearing fabric pen:

Attach by glue your flower petals and use the lines as guide.

In between each petal, attach by glue the remaining petals on top:

same sized circles

4 big + 4 small circles

Attach your flower felt and beads on top.

Get one felt circle and insert your brooch pin and/or hairclip by cutting a slit on the area where you want to insert it.


Attach this to your flower by glue or by sewing a blanket stitch. 

You can now use this as a multi-purpose brooch like thisHowever, if you want to use this as an interchangeable headband embellishment, you'd have to follow these steps:

Get the headband you'd want to use, attach one felt circle on your headband's underside and on top of it, your felt circle with the brooch pin.

You could however use velcro or snaps if you'd be using this for a younger child or a baby.

You only need to change your flower to match your baby or kid's clothes.

Here it is used as a hair clip:

Here it is used as a headband embellishment:

I hope you liked this tutorial. We have more tutorials here.

Muchas gracias, Jessica, for having us today here in your lovely blog. We are really honoured to be doing this guest post for you. I hope your lovely readers could pop over our blog and warm it up a little with their sweet Hi’s.


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1 comment:

  1. thanks for having us here in your lovely blog, Jessica! It's nice knowing your lovely Mad about pink readers!


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