This unique felted jewelry flower pin can be used to jazz up a purse, tote bag, or an outfit. It’s sewn by hand and can be made quickly and inexpensively. I made mine with dark blue and purple with shades of turquoise. You can use any colors you’d like to make your own felted jewelry flower pin.
Materials Needed to Make Felted Jewelry Flower Pin:
Wool felt – 3 colors
Wool roving (fleece prepared for spinning) – 3 colors
Glass seed beads in two sizes
Needle felting foam pad
Green felting needle – 38 guage
Needle and thread
Step #1 To Make A Felted Jewelry Flower Pin – Cut Out Wool Felt
First, you will need to cut out two flower shapes from wool felt. Use two different colors for these flower shapes. Cut the bottom flower shape about ¼ ” larger than the top flower. Cut out a circle of a third contrasting color of wool felt for the flower’s center.
Step #2 To Make A Felted Jewelry Flower Pin – Needle Felt Layers
Lay the smaller (top) wool felt flower on a felting foam pad. Center the circle for the flower’s center on top of this flower shape. Attach a length of wool roving by needle felting around the center circle. Needle felting will fuse the two pieces of wool felt together.
Next, needle felt the yellow dots in the center of the flower to resemble seeds. Take a small piece of wool roving and shape it into a small circle while needle felting.
The needle felted dots that are scattered on the petals are turquoise wool roving. Roll a small piece of the roving and shape into dots as you needle felt. Remember to keep your fingers away from the felting needle as you work. These needles are very sharp! Never let children work with them.
Step #3 To Make A Felted Jewelry Flower Pin – Add Beadwork
After the needle felting is finished it is time to add beadwork to your flower pin. Thread a needle, come up through the back side of the flower and randomly sew on glass seed beads. Finish beading the flower pin by sewing on some larger glass beads.
The veins of the leaves are made with green glass seed beads. Backstitch them onto the green wool felt.
Step #4 To Make A Felted Jewelry Flower Pin – Finish Work
Sew the leaves to the bottom of the wool felt flower. Take the second larger flower and stitch to bottom of the top flower as a backing. This will cover all of your stitchwork. To finish the felted jewelry flower pin sew a bar pin closure to the back of the flower.
To see my other Needle felting projects see here and here.