Sunday, 16 October 2011

The Crafter’s Way 200–Coaster Brooches

These brooches are fun to make. Chunk the steps into a couple of parts and you will find they are quick to make as well.
You will need: Plastic Coasters just like the ones in the photo. PVA Glue, Acrylic Paint, Fabric, Button, Felt, Brooch Back, Needle and Thread.
plastic coasters
Step 1: Paint the front and back of the plastic coasters with glue, allow to dry.
Step 1a: When the glue is dry, paint front and back of coasters with paint. The glue assists the paint to adhere to the plastic. You may need a couple of coats.
Step 2: Cut fabric circles at least 2.5 times the diameter of the plastic coaster.
painted coasters
Step 2a: Thread the needle, fold over fabric 6mm and stitch a gathering thread around the circle.
Step 2c: gently gather up fabric until the circle closes, secure with a backstitch.
Step 2d: Cut the back out of the fabric circle.
Step 3: I have used a handmade Singleton Button. You can get directions here If you prefer you can use any decorative button of your choosing. Thread the needle and secure the button to the fabric circle.
Step 4: Stitch the brooch back to a small piece of felt.
Step 5: Stitch the fabric to the coaster before attaching the felt to the back of the coaster.

1 comment:

Prue said...

Way cool. Loved the button tut as well.Thank you