A Cute Gift

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How cute is this! It is an adorable little brooch I made for my nan ages ago!  It was super simple to make and only required a few basic items. Here is how I did it!

You will need:
Materials:
2 Contrasting Fabrics
1 Button
Fabric Glue
1 Brooch Pin
Tools:
Die Cutter
Nesting Dies

First I chose 2 contrasting fabrics. I selected them from a bag of scraps I bought from a fabric shop in Maritime Greenwich. The fabrics themselves were expensive per meter, but they had an offcuts and scraps basket where you could fill a bag for just £5. So I filled it full of wonderful colours and textures. I thought these fabrics were really beautiful together.

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I used my die cutter to cut out 2 leafs from one fabric and one from the other, using my set of X-Cuts Nesting Leaf Dies. If you do not have a die cutter I am sure you could cut it out by hand. It would just be a bit more fiddly and time consuming.

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After you have cut the leaves out, all you have to do is layer them up and glue them together, then add the button.

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Finally, glue on the brooch pin to the back. If I had thought of it earlier,  I probably would have sewn the brooch pin onto the largest leaf before I had assembled it, but I didn’t think of this until after I has glue it all together.

And that is it. All done. This brooch makes a perfect gift. And you can customise it how you like for different people, using different shapes, fabric patterns or buttons to make it unique!

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