Monthly Archives: September 2014

Apple Tree Brooch Tutorial

It may be getting into Autumn, but today I am sharing this apple tree brooch tutorial with you.

felt apple tree tutorial

This is a real simple, yet adorable felt apple tree brooch that you can make with just a few supplies.


Start by downloading the free pattern (listed above), print it off and use it to cut out your pieces of felt.

On the larger felt circle, sew a brooch bar onto the back.

apple tree tutorial

Sew the smaller felt circle onto the other side of the larger felt circle.

Take the felt tree trunk, and position it on the felt circles so the brooch bar on the back is horizontal. Then sew down the middle of the tree trunk.

Then take a mini red button, and sew it onto the top left corner of the ‘tree’. That is your cute brooch all finished.

This would also make a lovely gift for teachers at the end of the school year. Or why not make it with orange and yellow felt for an autumn tree like this one.

apple tree brooch tutorial

Feeling Autumnal

It seems to have gone all of a sudden, from that summer sunshine feeling to the wrap up warm autumnal feeling! The garden is getting covered in fallen leaves (this is our first Autumn with a garden, not fussed about clearing them all up) and the shops are starting to fill with winter fashion, and Christmas products (Christmas already!?!)

And for me, the custom projects for Autumn have also started to arrive. At the end of August I made this set of 3 toadstools for a local primary school display piece. The tallest is 45 cm high, they have lots of weight beads in the bottom to keep them up right!

large mushrooms

I also made this autumn colour garland for the display too. It is a new style of garland that I am experimenting with at the moment (more to follow on that later).

autumn garland