Sunday, May 4, 2014

Drop Cloth Fabric Flower Pins

One of the things I made to sell at craft fairs and on Etsy are these fabric flower pins.  I love the ragged edges and the little pop of sparkle from the rhinestone buttons.  I wear one on the lapel of my jean jacket.  They can be used anywhere you can pin them to.

They are fun on purses, collars, aprons, headbands and whatever else you can dream up.

So far I have made them in natural drop cloth, blue and red.

More colors will be coming soon.

 I use drop cloth canvas that I have specially washed as the backdrop for all these flower pins.

The colored flowers also have a layer of home dec fabric as the top petals. 

 I tear fabric squares until my hands ache.  Then I start with one square as the base to sew the petal to.

Using eight more squares, I fold them diagonally, twice to create my petals.

Then I sew them one by one onto the base and to each other, going around in circles.

I use these beautiful rhinestone buttons to add some sparkle.

Finally I hot glue a pin or bobby pin back to each flower.  They can also be left with no backing so they can be glued to anything.

I love wearing one on my vendor apron, also available in my Etsy store.  

Some flowers, some bling, and I'm a happy girl!

I've linked to these awesome parties:
Lou Lou Girls Fabulous Party
Project Inspired Link Party at An Extraordinary Day
What's it Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants


  1. Hi Deborah, Love these pins and on the jean jacket they are perfect. I have made these with fabric and cheese cloth too and love them to top a gift too. Yours are gorgeous.
    Have a great week.

  2. Perfect for a jean jacket. Love the shabby edges of the fabric with the rhinestone. Great idea!!

  3. It looks really great on a jean jacket: I love how it instantly makes it more feminine.

  4. Such pretty pins!! Love the use of dropcloths to create these! I could also see these in a scrapbook layout or a card!! Thanks for sharing! I'm stopping by from the Lou LOu Girls Linky Party to say Hi. :)

  5. These are really gorgeous pins! I'm definitely pinning this for a future craft!! I'm also your newest follower form the Lou Lou girls! Would love for you to come visit me sometime as well!

  6. I love fabric flower pins and these are absolutely adorable, especially with the rhinestones in the middle:) Love the texture of the fabrics you used! It's terrible what happened to your parents but I am glad they are safe, keeping them in my prayers. Hugs, Poppy

  7. I LOVE these Deborah! What a nice bit of bling for a jean jacket. Blessings to you my friend,]

  8. I have been making drop cloth flowers also - but mine have a croched flower center with a button.. I am making quite a few for a pillow project I am working on.. I love yours... so cute.. Cathy

  9. I love these flowers! I'm so glad that you shared them at our party. Pinned! Please come and show off on Monday at 7 pm. We would love it.
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  10. I think I may have expressed my love for these pins, Deborah. ;) won't be surprised now when I tell you they are my main feature for Monday night's Project Inspire{d} link party!! As I re-read the post, I thought, your hands must have been really sore. Tearing fabric isn't an easy thing and you've elected to tear some pretty fearsome linens.

    Hope your week is off to an Extraordinary start...and that you sell a bunch of those sweet pins. {hugs]


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