Tomorrow is St Davids day (St David is the patron saint of Wales for those who don’t know). As I am from Wales and grew up there I always like to wear a daffodil or something welsh on St Davids day, it is nice to remember home 🙂
Because I can not just go out and buy a daffodil pin (like you can in Wales) I decided I would make one from felt and wanted to share how I made it for anyone else who would like to wear one!
Print off the following pattern and cut the pieces out of yellow felt. You will also need 2 pieces of string or wool, each 4 inches long with a knot at each end.
Sew the yellow rectangle into a cylinder as shown below. And snip around the top edge to make a bit of a fringe. If you like you could get decorative and make it look even more like a daffodil. Also if you have a soft felt, pull and mold the top edge out to look more like a daffodil as I have. (although this may not work for all felt types).
Sew around the edge of each of the petal shapes (this gives them some detail and extra strength) And lay them on top of each other like this.
Attach a brooch bar to one side of your petals and attach the two pieces of string to the other by folding them in half and sewing over the middle of each. Now it should like something like this.
Now it gets a little tricky. Do a running stitch around the bottom of the daffodil cup we made earlier. Then place the knotted ends of the wool inside the cup and pull the running stitch to gather the bottom of the daffodil cup around the wool. Make gather as tight as you can and knot the thread.
Pull the wool through the gathered opening so the base of the cup is flat with the petals. Add a few ladder stitch between the cup and the petals to hold it all together nice and tightly. And your finished. Here is my finished brooch 🙂
I shall be wearing it this week with pride 😀