Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Rosettes from Fabric and Zippers

I love it when a crafty friend writes on my Facebook wall first thing in the morning, "Rosettes tonight?" That means I get to look forward to an evening of inspired crafty fun all day! And a fun evening it was. Flannery from # Sisterz came over after all fo our little ones were tucked into bed for a fun night of rosette making.

I've been taken with the whole zipper rosette trend that has been spreading across Etsy like wildfire. While scrounging my vintage fabrics for material for last night, I ran across a bag filled with zippers! (Thanks Dad!) Here is my first zipper rosette-turned barrette:

I tried a few tutorials to make them, including this one that uses hand sewing and this one that uses hot glue. I tried both methods and found that the hand sewing was less messy and I had more control in how the flower turns out. This tutorial at That's Sew Me is another great resource, especially when it comes to how to affix the rosette to a bobby pin or a brooch pin.

Flannery started making fabric flowers out of scraps that she brought over--she got the hang of it right away. This is the best tutorial I could find on how to make them. Flannery used a tutorial from Little Birdie Secrets, which also works well, but the one I found today utilizes a cardstock baking, which I think would do wonders in helping me to keep my attempts flat.

Flan made three and grouped them together for a pin:

Here it is close-up. I found that they look great on everything from jean jackets to blouses, plain t-shirts and bags!

Here is a flower pin that she brought over with her, a different tutorial that requires machine stitching.

Doesn't it look FABULOUS on my bag?

And GORGEOUS on my blouse?

As soon as I can find the tutorial she used I'll post it! Meanwhile, go visit her over at 3 Sisterz for her wrap-up from last night!!

This post is a part of the following link parties:

Tuesday's Get Your Craft on at Today's Creative Blog
Sew Cute Tuesday at Creative Itch
Take A Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee
Topsy Turvey Tuesdays at I'm Topsy Turvey


  1. They do look great! I love fabric flowers!

  2. thanks for linking up to TAke-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! ---Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

  3. Thanks Wendy!

    Mandy--that was awesome that you linked to us and to Flannery's rosette pin!

  4. lovely. I love using zippers too! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays.


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