These brooches are really quick and easy to sew! There are two designs for you to choose from - the heart version would make a quirky gift for Valentine's Day or another romantic occasion.
To make each brooch, you will need...
- the template sheet provided at the bottom of this post
- biscuit coloured felt & matching thread
- red jam coloured felt
- a brooch clasp or safety pin
- a needle & pins
- embroidery scissors
1. Use the templates provided to cut out one biscuit front, one biscuit back and one jam centre.When cutting out the central shape in the biscuit front, bend the felt so you can snip a small cut in the middle with your scissors, then cut outwards from the hole to cut out the shape.
2. Place the biscuit front piece onto the jam piece. Hold or pin the layers together and sew around the central shape with running stitch and matching sewing thread, sewing the "biscuit" onto the "jam".
3. Turn over the back biscuit piece and add a brooch clasp or safety pin. If you're adding a brooch clasp (as pictured) use a double-thickness of matching sewing thread to secure the clasp.
If you're using a safety pin, use matching thread to sew a small piece of felt over the fixed bar of the pin, holding it in place (visit my iced biscuit tutorial for a photo of this).
4. Then place the front and back of the brooch together and use running stitch and matching thread to sew around the edge - sewing through all three layers of felt. Finish your stitching neatly at the back.
Remember not to give these brooches to / leave them within reach of any small children who may mistake them for actual food!
Click here to view the template sheet in another window/tab, and print it at 100%.
This tutorial is for non commercial use only: you can use it to make as many felt biscuits as you want for yourself or as gifts, but please don't make any for sale. You may borrow a few photos if you want to blog about this project, but remember to credit me and link back to the original source, and do not reproduce my entire tutorial on your site. Thanks!
For more crafty goodness, check out my books: Super-Cute Felt and Super-Cute Felt Animals.