Ribbon & Rick Rack Brooches

comments (4) May 20th, 2010 in gallery     

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cindy_sews cindy_sews, member
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The ribbon and flower brooches are used as hair accessories and hat accessories as well. The ribbon used is taffeta and organza. The rick rack is cotton. Glass beads or buttons are added in the center. They are all made by hand with waxed beading thread.

Pattern or design used: Kari Me Away (Rick Rack) & Sew Beautiful Magazine (Ribbon)
posted in: gallery, hair accessory, ribbon, flower, brooch, cotton, organza, pin, rick rack, multi colored, taffeta, hat accessory

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52Bonnie writes: COULD YOU E-MAL ME DIRECTIONS. A [email protected]
Posted: 12:00 pm on June 11th
cindy_sews writes: For the ribbon flowers - there really isn't a pattern. I use 1 1/2 inch wide organza or taffeta ribbon - maybe about 15 - 18 inches long. Experiment to see how much fullness you want. I start making a hand gathering stitch down the edge of one of the short ends, continuing along the long edge, and back up the other short edge. I pull up the thread to gather the ribbon into a circle. Turn the flower over to the wrong side and pinch the two short ends together. I use the gathering thread to sew these two ends together. Set aside. Get another piece of ribbon about 8 - 10 inches long. Fold in half length wise. Make the fold off center so it looks like two ribbons. Make the same basting stitches and pull up the threads. Pinch the ends together and stitch the ends together.Knot and cut the thread. Place the smaller flower on the center top of the larger flower. Use the larger flower needle and thread to stitch these two flowers together. If you have enough thread, bring the thread to the top center of the small flower. Add beads or a button to the center. I sew wool felt backs to the flowers. You can add a hair clip or a pin back. If I am going to use it as a pin, I like to use a safety pin so the flower lays flat against the object to which it is pinned.

The rick rack flower directions need pictures. Sewing with
Whimsy by Kari Mecca or and of Kari's patterns with rick rack embellishment will have great instructions with needed illustrations.
Posted: 12:23 am on May 25th
ladylynnee writes: Is it possible to get the directions? Your flowers are lovely
Posted: 10:13 am on May 24th
tscreates writes: Great flowers, perfect to embellish just about anything.
Posted: 5:52 pm on May 21st
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