Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kanzashi flower brooches

This is what I've been working on the past couple of days. I found very detailed instructions plus a video to make fabulous Kanzashi flowers. I just did the big flower part and took the easy route by using buttons and what have you for the centers. They are about 3 1/2 inches across.


Making the flowers is fun - kind of like origami with fabric. One thing that I did differently - I didn't iron the first fold after the first flower. So much faster. And it came out exactly the same. I'm not trying to win a contest, just to make some pretty brooches.

Added later: Another thing I am doing differently is I do knot the thread so it is easier to keep track of and I don't accidentally pull it through. I may try leaving the other end on the needle when I tie the final knot. Sometimes it is hard to see.

Let me know what you think!
AND check out other projects at Whatever Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts, and Finished for Friday at Lit and Laundry.


  1. I need to check that out and try some for a horse show outfit.


  2. How cute, never tried to make them, maybe I should give them a try!


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