If you’re ever in one of Denver’s Anthropologie stores and you see a girl with long brown hair examining accessories with great interest (while her towheaded son dashes about, coming dangerously close to knocking over $700 lamps), please say hi. I’m pretty nice most days and I love meeting bloggy friends.
On one recent such Anthropologie Accessory Examining trip, I discovered the Beaming Featherfew Pin. I love this pin, y’all. Love it. Will be making a knock-off in many colors as soon as I can figure out how to get by on a couple less hours of sleep each night.
The beauty of this knock off pin is its versatility. It can clip onto a belt, looks right at home on a headband, can easily adapt to a more tradition, lapel-y role. And did I mention that it’s just beautiful?
Enough gushing! Let’s make
ten one. To make one of these gems, you’ll need:
-many long, thin strips of jersey (as long as your t-shirt or fabric cut and an inch or so wide)
-a piece of felt or felted wool
-a heavy duty clip or pin
1. Cut long thin strips of jersey (about an inch wide). Double over and press.
2. Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew a long straight line down the outside edge, making a long thin tube of fabric.
3. Pin a safety pin through one end and push through the long tube, turning the fabric right side in.
4. Cut into 6″ lengths and knot in the middle.
5. Stitch both ends of one of the lengths of jersey to the wool to secure, making a loop with a knot at the center.
6. Repeat and repeat and repeat (twenty-ish times).
7. Start sewing pearl beads and sequins to the coordinating circle of jersey.
8. Once you start attaching the pearl beads around the outer perimeter, sew the beads to the jersey circle and also to the pile of loops/felt backing as well. This will secure the center in place.
9. Run a line of hot glue down the center of the wool backing. Place a pin or clip in the glue and let set up.
10. Pin this gorgeous little gem on belts and cardigans and headbands alike!
ps- Wouldn’t this make a great Mother’s Day gift?
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