How to Make a Rickrack Brooch for Mother's Day

comments (16) May 6th, 2011     

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Give these flowers to your mom, grandma, or favorite friend. Happy Mothers Day!
To get started, fold the lower ridge of the beginning of the rickrack under, as shown. Tack in place. Youll do this at the end of the rickrack, too, when youre finished making the flower.
Sew in and out of each lower point of the rickrack, all the way across.
Give these flowers to your mom, grandma, or favorite friend. Happy Mothers Day!

Give these flowers to your mom, grandma, or favorite friend. Happy Mother's Day!

Photo: Linda Permann
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As I mentioned in my last how-to post, I recently came into a pretty sizable stash of jumbo rickrack—I'm talking six spools of it. This week's project is a quick and simple one, a pretty rickrack corsage for Mother's Day. You can use smaller rickrack for a more delicate effect, or try a grouping of these flowers to accessorize almost anything. They would also make cute gift toppers instead of bows.

Materials

  • Length of rickrack with at least 12 points on the top edge (14 on the bottom edge)
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Button
  • Felt circle (cut to size based on the size of your brooch)
  • Pin back

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To get started, fold the lower ridge of the beginning of the rickrack under, as shown. Tack in place. You'll do this at the end of the rickrack, too, when you're finished making the flower.

 

The rickrack I'm working with was pretty thick and started to fray. It won't show in the finished flower, but if it bothers you, either tape the edges (again, they won't show) or brush some Fray Check over them before you cut your piece of rickrack.


Sew in and out of each lower point of the rickrack, all the way across.

 


Fold down the last point as shown in step 1, and sew back through the first couple of points/folds of the rickrack. Pull taut, and your flower should look something like this.

 

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Comments (16)

Nodan writes: The flowers are so beautiful. It looks simple to make the flowers but I know it is in fact it will need some skills to deal with them, ca you share your experience with me?
Posted: 12:55 am on January 19th
tratt writes: Great idea!
Posted: 6:08 am on September 19th
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Posted: 7:11 am on August 20th
mypinkrainbow writes: love this
Posted: 3:52 am on August 7th
eggood writes: I'd like to know if these flowers can be made with smaller ricrac also?
Posted: 12:17 pm on June 10th
Wingsofflutter writes: So cute! :)
Posted: 2:37 pm on May 12th
lynn40 writes: love the flower.. and hope learn more from this.
Posted: 4:04 pm on May 9th
vanj2558 writes: TOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE GIRLFRIEND
Posted: 12:11 pm on May 6th
zeshuregi writes: That's really so nice,love it....thank you for sharing this!!!
Posted: 2:27 pm on May 5th
aprilleigh1974 writes: Instead of putting the pin on back, these would also make really cute fridge magnets! :)
Posted: 11:11 pm on September 14th
ImaMes writes: Great idea, Linda! It would make a cute barrette, too... maybe using slightly smaller rickrack. I have some barrette backs (similar to the pin backs). I think I'll make one for my granddaughter!
Posted: 4:09 pm on May 10th
beaderonboard writes: Linda;
What a great idea, they would be great to wear on clothes, hats, or purses.
They look like they would be quick and easy, I guess I will have to take a road trip to buy some giant rick rack :-)
I can't wait to try them.
thanks for sharing.
Posted: 7:59 pm on May 9th
sewitall writes: these will be great for my fabric purses; I was looking for an original "brooch" to use other than my vintage brooches and incorporating old buttons is great; you could make a mound of teeny tiny buttons for the center
Posted: 2:15 pm on May 7th
Sister_Diane writes: Adorable! And I love any project that gives me an excuse to buy giant ric rac. :-)
Posted: 10:07 am on May 6th
theemptynest writes: I agree with Jennifer...perfect for embellishment
Posted: 7:10 am on May 6th
JenniferStern writes: Linda I love these brooches...I think they would make the perfect embellishment for felted wool purses and hats!
Posted: 6:43 am on May 6th
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