How To: Make a Pinwheel Brooch from Recycled Felt

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Finishing Your Pinwheel

Choose some thread that coordinates with the felt on the back of your pinwheel and use a few hand stitches to sew the folded corners into place at the center of the pinwheel. It took me five or six stitches to get things feeling nice and secure. Just make sure that your thread catches each corner at least twice. You can give it a gentle tug to see where you need to stitch a bit more. When you’re all stitched, tie a knot, trim, and grab your button!

pinwheel button

Place the button the way you want it in the center of your pinwheel at the front. The trick here is to sew your pinback or safety pin onto the back of the pinwheel while sewing the button onto the front.

pinwheel pin

You’ll want to keep stitching until that pin backing feels pretty secure. Trim off your excess thread, and you are officially pinwheeled up!

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Have you guys made any fun accessories from recycled felt? I’d love to hear what you’re working on in the comments!

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 .

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