Published on July 5th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe


How To: Make a Pinwheel Brooch from Recycled Felt

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Your stash of felt scraps is perfect for whipping up crafty accessories. Here’s how to make a pinwheel brooch using a couple of pieces of scrap felt and a vintage button.

I’m on a recycled felt crafting kick these days! Last week, it was a peacock fascinator, and this week I dipped into the old felt stash again to whip up a sweet, little pinwheel brooch.

make a pinwheel supplies

All you need to make a pinwheel brooch are:

  • two 4″x4″ squares of felt in contrasting colors
  • sewing machine and thread
  • a couple of straight pins
  • safety pin or pinback
  • vintage button
  • needle and thread

Next>> Sew and Cut

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My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .

One Response to How To: Make a Pinwheel Brooch from Recycled Felt

  1. sarah says:

    This is so cute – I’m definitely going to give this a go!

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