Saturday, March 27, 2010

DIY: Spring Pinwheel




Supplies:
*desired width of felt or fabric
*needle
*thread
*button
*scissors
*pins

Step 1

measure your fabric or felt to the desired width. It needs to be a square, so you can really do any size. I chose to do a happy size of 3.5" square. :) Mark with a pen and cut out.

Step 2

Pin your cut piece to your other piece WRONG SIDES TOGETHER. Use your first piece as a template to cut out the second or just cut it to the same size.

Step 3
Sew around the outside of your square. I used a machine to do this step, but if you don't have a machine, you can hand sew. :)

Step 4


Cut from each corner to ABOUT the center leaving a little space in the middle to pin your flaps. Make your piece look like this:

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Step 5

Go back and sew down the side of each little flap to secure your material in place.

Step 6

Fold down every other little flap creating your pinwheel shape and sew them all in place in the center. I piled the flaps on top of each other and just sewed right through. With the materials I used, it wasn't hard at all to sew through by hand. After doing this, add a festive button in the center as the pinwheel's "fastener." so cute!

Step 7
Attach your little pinwheel to a hair clip, inspo wire, scrapbook page, gift, or use as another accessory! I decided to pin mine on to a vintage picnic basket purse!


Can't wait to see what you do with this! Link me up if you decide to make something cute! Enjoy the rest of your creative weekend!
<3
E

3 comments:

lizzie said...

i love it! i'm so going to have to make one for my purse!

Bekah said...

oh my gosh! this is amazing! I need to make one stat! I think I may paint a little tomorrow! :)

Britta said...

I love it and set a link to your post on my blog - hope that´s ok for you...

Britta
from Germany :o)