How To: Make a Pinwheel Brooch from Recycled Felt

pinwheel sewn

Sew and Cut

Put your contrasting pieces of felt together, pin them in place, then sew all the way around the edge, leaving about 1/8″ seam.

Take a ruler and a pencil, and draw an X across one side of the felt, from corner to corner, like in the photo above. Make another mark 1 3/4″ from each corner on those lines, so you have 4 marks – one on each line segment.

Grab your scissors and snip the felt along the lines from each corner down to the mark. Once you’re done snipping, your felt will look like this:

pinwheel cut

You’re ready to fold!

Next>> Folding Your Pinwheel

Written by Becky Striepe

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 Comment

Leave a Reply

Comments (Keep It Civil...)

Five Projects to Craft Using Silk

DIY Upcycled Clothing for SUMMER!