Thursday, November 18, 2010

Cutie Pie Couture

Do you have a special cutie pie you would like to make a gift for?
or maybe even a grown up version for yourself {wink, wink}?

Here is a somewhat simple rosette you can make not only as a pin/hair clip but also as a bow for cute gift packaging!

Gather your supplies:

Fabric scrap for center
Needle and thread
Circle template of your choice (Nestibilities, Cricket, margarine tub cover)
Fabric scissors or pinking shears
Beads or button for center
Pin, hair clip and felt for back

I know this fabric is a little springy ~ use what you have if you want to reduce
your stash.  Have an old outfit your cutie pie can't wear anymore?  Upcycle it by using the fabric, buttons and trims for your projects.

 My cutie pie loves pink so lime green paislies and pink it is!

I chose pinking shears because I love the sawtooth look.
(see the fringe on my previous post?  I {heart} my pinking shears!)

Very important!  The circle template you choose will be the diameter of the finished product so consider that when choosing your template.
I chose a spool of ribbon.

I folded my fabric at least twice to reduce my cutting time.
Use a pencil {I like the mechanical kind} to trace around your template onto the wrong side of the fabric.

Can you see the line?
It does not have to be dark or complete, just enough for you to follow when cutting.

Use your pinking shears or cutting shears and follow the pencil line.
Cut out 7 circles.

Lay the first circle on your workspace (right side up).  This will be your base.
Pick up another circle and fold in half (wrong sides touching wrong sides)

Fold in half again to make a pie slice.

Next, pin your pie slice to the base.
{are you still hanging with me?  ;-)  }

Fold the next circle into a pie slice and place it under the flap of the first pie slice {about half or a quarter to the inside}.  Pin in place.

Add more pie slices, pinning as you go.
{are you starting to see the cutie pie fluff?}

Once all of your pie slices are nested and pinned, tack down each pie slice towards the point or center of your brooch.

Next, add your fabric scrap to the center.
I used a little bit of lace.

Then, stitch your beads or button to the center.
Finish off by adding felt and pin and/or hairclip to the back. 

So cutie pie sweet!

Don't forget!  If you make hair clips you can clip them to your gift bag for
a one-of-a-kind gift packaging.

If you hit any bumps in the road, you are welcome to contact me
at and I will be happy to help.

Thanks for visiting me to day Sugahs!
Have a wonderful day!
xo's ~ Heidi


Thespa said...

Very cute, love all those layers!

Linda said...

These are really sweet, Heidi! Thanks for sharing!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Those are so cute ... thanks for sharing how to make them !


Beth Leintz said...

Cute cute- I'm going to make one (or two, or three) right now.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

these are darling! thank you for the step by step tutorial! :) Have a wonderful weekend!