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Monday, March 17, 2008

Easy Felt Ribbon Rose Pin Tutorial

Hi everyone! It's time for my first tutorial! I only had six spots on my camera card, so it's a five step tutorial plus one beauty shot. Here's what your gorgeous felt ribbon rose pin will look like when it's done. Perfect for Spring!:
Step 1: Gather your supplies. A long strip of felt in the color you want your rose, a pin backing, and one or two leaves cut out of green felt. Also, a needle, and thread colored to match the felt.
Step 2: Fold the felt in half lengthwise and starting at one end, stitch a running stitch along the entire bottom edge.

Step 3: Pull the thread tight until the the felt curls into itself and makes a rose.

Step 4: Tack the rose layers together at the back and then, holding the leaves and pin in the exact spot you want them, stitch the leaves and pin to the rose.

Step 5: Finish with a jeweled center stitched or glued to the center. I used a pearl center (my favorite type of center), but try crystals, gemstones, a felt ball or anything else you can think of. And voila! You have a beautiful rose pin!
Easy Felt Ribbon Rose Pin tutorial copyright Jeweled Elegance LLC

If you make one of these, please let me know, I'd love to see yours! Now... I'm off to Michaels to buy more felt. I'm hoping to have 20 of these in different colors finished for the start of Saturday Market, but with the weather so nice now, it's hard to stay inside and work :) I wasn't planning on selling these online, but if anyone wants a few, just let me know!

**Update: I've entered my tutorial in the Easter Parade & Giveaway at Quill Cottage. Go visit and have fun looking through all the beautiful Easter/Spring links!

Have a great week & a Happy Easter!

48 comments:

Lori said...

Heather, your felt rose is too cute:) thanks for the lesson!!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Heather how sweet the felt rose looks. Thanks for the tutorial.
Have a great week
Alison

decadentdiamond said...

I adore roses, I was thinking of making some to embellish some of my dresses actually, but this seems like a quicker way to do them! .. Is felt machine washable? (Sorry, I don't know anything about felt!)..

also, Heather, you have nice nails. haha!

Gracie said...

Thanks for the tute Heather. I would love to try and make some. They would look sweet to embellish dresses or tops.

You should sell some of your paper dresses online =) They were gorgeous!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Very Sweet! Love tutorials! :-) Rosie

I Heart That! Dance said...

Fun tutorial! I want to go make a million and cover all my winter jackets with them :D

Waterrose said...

Thanks for taking the time to do the tutorial! Great information. I'm going to start Embroidery 101 classes soon!

Kilkennycat said...

Excellent tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing. =)

Alicia said...

awesome tutorial thanks for sharing. I would love to try making one sometime!

able mabel said...

It looks super easy! Thanks for sharing!

Brandon said...

Heather your 1st turtorial was super cute! I love that spring rose!

Thanks so much for sharing!

Blessings
Melissa
"thingsinstuff"

ElegantSnobbery said...

How sweet! That would make an adorable hair clip for my daughters! I love it! I have made several fabric rosettes for them, but the felt with the sweet pearl in the middle is so charming!!

woolies said...

beautiful! I might even try it! thanks for posting it!!

Tara said...

Great tutorial! I love felt! I am totally going to make one, maybe tonight! Love your blog too!

HomeMadeOriginals said...

I've been making felted flowers very similar to these. Nice job on the tutorial. I saw your link on the etsy forums.

Plaidfuzz said...

Very cool!

RainbowMom said...

That is so cool! I have to give that a try now. :)

Little Lovables said...

These look so fun! I can't wait to make some (of course, I have felt all over the place)!

Melody said...

That is so pretty, thanks for the tutorial!! :)

njm said...

Great tutorial! You make it seem easy - like even I could do it!

Tabihats

Heather said...

What a wonderful tutorial. Very clear! I feel as if I could do this!

Natasha Burns said...

Wonderful tutorial Heather! Thank you!!!

love.boxes said...

Darling. I love that! :)

Sugar Bear said...

Thanks for posting this! I happen to have some felt I'll have to give it a try.
Karla

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

Awww... that is so cute and pretty. Love the purple color. Hope you are having a lovely day.
Alexandra

kate said...

That was a good tutorial. I like the idea of using felt instead of ribbon, which is what I've always made rose pins with.

Felicia said...

Thats an awesome tutorial.

rochambeau said...

Wonderful tutorial! It is generous of your to share your talents Heather and I must say, you do have nice finger nails!

Have a great night.
Constance

Susan Tuttle said...

Thank you for this wonderful tutorial! - you are such a great teacher, and the pics are very helpful!

Susan

bluemuf said...

Love felt rose, thank you for the tutorial. I want to try this and will post when finished.

Karen

Kari & Kijsa said...

This is adorable! Have a blessed Easter as well!

smiles,
kari & kijsa

hoganfe said...

Sweet felt rose! Thank you for the tut!
xo
mary
hoganfe handbags

Pat said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! So pretty, and easy enough for me to attempt.

HAPPY SPRING!

Hugs, Pat

LW said...

What a wonderful little rose..

Thank you for posting this, think I will make some for Mother's day....

Louise

She'sSewPretty said...

That is so pretty! I know you'll sell lots of them.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Too sweet for words...I'd love to make one for my purse!

cindy said...

How cute is that? I love it. And easy too. They would look cute on anything and I love Vee's idea of putting em on a purse! Cuuute! Thanks honey for a great post.

c

Miss Rhea said...

That is really cute, I want to make one !!! :)

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Happy Spring and good luck with your goal. We are having a nice day here too and the only way I coudl get some work done was to keep the studio doors open all day.

Knitting Mania said...

Such lovely flower pins. I love to knit and flet my rosettes too and place them on my knitted purses or jean jackets & sweaters...

Happy Easter...see ya down the parade trail.

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

yummy rose and explained so that I can even do it! Thanks. Happy Spring & Easter

Lisa said...

What a great project. This is really cute. I will definitely try this myself.

Great tutorial.

Miss Sandy said...

Heather,
Miss Sandy here, your little flower is a true jewel! Thank you for joining the Easter Parade and for the wonderful tutorial! You just solved a problem, I am hosting a ladies event and I wanted to have a little favor for each lady but there are so many that everything I came up with is cost prohibitive, this is perfect! It is pretty and so affordable! I am going to make these and pin them to each place card, perfect! Have a blessed Easter my jeweled friend!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

This is so sweet and how lovely to give us such great instructions! Thank you and have a Blessed Easter! Katie

Monica Yvette said...

Neat-o! Thanks for sharing this. Happy Easter:)

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Happy Easter to you!

melissa

Mary Timme said...

The very best Easter, Heather, to you and your family!

MissKoolAid said...

At long last, I have found your tutorial again! I made one of these last spring and a bunch more over the holidays. You can see them here: http://misskoolaid.blogspot.com/2008/12/field-of-pretties.html

For the center, I use old buttons.

Cheers,
Sophie