Needlefelted Flower Pins
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam Ball, 1"
- Assorted Fabric And Felt Scraps
- Wool Roving
- Coordinating Ribbons, Two Colors/Patterns- 1/2" X 1/6 Yards Each
- Pin Backs
- Serrated Knife
- Candle Stub or Paraffin
- Compass or Circle Template- 4-3/4"
- Scissors: Standard and Scallop-Edge Fabric
- Needlefelting Tool
- Sewing Needle and Button Thread
- Air-Soluble Marker
- Iron and Pressing Cloth
- Double-Sided Iron-On Adhesive
- Fabric Glue
Note: Felting needles are extremely sharp; use caution. Follow manufacturer's instructions.
Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin and cut foam ball in half; each ball will make two pins.
Place small amount of wool fiber against foam half-ball and attach to surface using felting needle; follow manufacturer instructions to ensure safety. Continue felting fiber to foam until completely covered.
Cut and fuse two different 6" fabric squares, wrong sides together. Using air-soluble marker, trace large flower onto fabric, disregarding dashed circle inside flower. Cut out flower.
Repeat Step: 4 to create additional large and small flowers from different fused fabrics. Refer to photo to layer flowers together; adhere centers with fabric glue.
If desired, use scallop scissors to cut small circle from white felt; see dashed circle on large flower pattern for approximate size. Adhere to flower center.
Adhere needlefelted foam half-ball to flower center.
Cut two 6" ribbon lengths, fold in half and adhere to back of flower with fabric glue. Adhere pin back to back of flower; let dry.
For yo-yo flower pin, shown with yellow center, follow Steps 2-4 above to create two large flowers, cutting center from each as indicated on pattern.
To make yo-yo, draw 4-3/4" circle onto non-fused fabric and cut out. Sew gathering stitch around circle 1/8" from edge and pull up gathers tightly to create ruffled circle; knot and clip threads. Gather completed yo-yo again 1/4" from edge.
Place yo-yo through center of layered fabric flowers; secure with fabric glue. Adhere felted half-ball to center of yo-yo.