Saturday, March 5, 2011

Anthropologie Inspired Push Pin Tutorial

Want to learn how to make these super cute, super easy push pins? Great! You're in the right place.
Let's get started...
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Fabric strip measured at your preference (This strip is measure at 1 3/4" X 8")
Thumb Tack
Needle & Thread
Felt Circle
Gem/s to adorn center
Glue Gun (if you are like me and hate tying teeny-tiny knots ;) )

Step 1: Fold Strip of fabric in half.

Step 2: From the underside, begin threading along the open edges. 

Step 3: If you are opting for my glue gun method, leave just a little tail and glue down. 

Step 4: Thread a running stitch along the edge of the fabric (Sorry it is a little hard to see).

Make sure you end up on the underside of the fabric just like the beginning. 

Step 5: Scrunch fabric down as shown in the picture below.

 Step 6: Again, glue down end of thread and snip off the access.

Step 7: You should now have both ends with the hot glue facing up.

 Step 8: Pinch ends together so the glued sides are on the outside.

Step 9: Begin another running stitch starting at the outside of the petals and work your way toward the center. Again, hot glue tail end of thread.
(It will be slightly more difficult to get needle through the glue toward the middle so, becareful).
 I highlighted the thread in red.
Step 10: When done, glue and cut the end of the thread.

Step 11: Flip flower over and adorn center with desired decor.

Step 12: Glue thumb tack to underside of flower with glue gun.

Step 13: Apply hot glue to one side of felt and then place on underside of flower. The thumb tack will poke through.

Now showcase your new push pin! You can make magnets, embellishments, and anything else you can think up. 
Have fun!
(The card is handmade by Kate W.)

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