Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tricolor Rosette

Oi! I said I was going to put up some crafty stuff, and here it is. If you've seen the Les Miserables film, you may have noticed that all the revolutionary dudes had little Tricolor Pins attatched to their jackets, hats, etc. Well, I thought it'd be great for my brother's Halloween costume this year, so I got myself a reference picture, and charged ahead on with it.
To start, you're going to need all that in the above picture. Red, White, and Blue fabric, Scissors, Thread, a Safety Pin, and obviously, you won't get far without a needle.

Cut one strip from each color. The strips should be about 1/2 an Inch to an Inch wide, depending on how large you want the diameter of your pin to be. And they should be roughly 13 to 14 inches long. It all depends on how big you want the pin to be, I suppose.
Great. Now's time to start assembling. This part takes the longest. You'll want to have a lot of thread in the needle, but not too long, since it might tangle. Go ahead and sew together the strips of fabric, like so.

 Once they're all assembled, you're ready for the really tricky part.

Fold the fabric onto itself like you see in the above picture, and the following ones.

When you've folded it into a full circle, tuck any remainder of the fabric into the back.

Here's where a pin would really come in handy. Stitch through the center of the Rosette so that it stays assembled. Stitch through several times to make sure that you've secured it adequately.


The next part is relatively easy. Just stitch a safety pin onto the back. Go over it a few times to make sure it's secure, then you're done.

Looks great on vests, hats, and jackets. :D
Pardon the blurry, last known photo. It's hard to get a picture of your own head. ;)
If you've got any questions, feel free to ask.
Oh man, I just noticed how awful our backyard looks in all these pictures. XD


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