Saturday, 17 December 2011

Sew 30s - Seasonal Felt Flower Corsage

Aware that I haven't really made any Christmas needlecraft items this year, I decided to give my Saturday Sew 30s felt flower project a seasonal colourway.  For many years I have treasured a little vintage 30s suede flower corsage, shown below

I finally got round to using one of the flowers to make a template

I cut 3 of these 5 pointed flowers; five small rounded diamond shaped leaves; & a small rectangle which I cut part way into 3 stems and two larger circles of green felt for the mounting and backing pieces to the corsage.  The centres of the flowers are small eau de nil coloured felt circles snipped all round the edges and mounted with pearlised sequins and small pearl green beads.  The felts are all wool mix fibres in vintage shades.

I assembled the flowers, then stitched all the flower pieces to the mounting circle which was backed with a second felt circle in the same colour with small slits cut through which I could slip a brooch mount, and the edges of the circles finished with buttonhole stitch.

The reason I have not stitched the brooch mount to the corsage is so that I can easily use it for other purposes by simply slipping the brooch mount out. 

Soon after I finished stitching, a little chap jumped up to see what was going on - any chance I could get a small dog involved in the production of corsages????



  1. This is as gorgeous as ever.Very clever of you to make a template...and to be able to slip the mount out.I just love your dog too!

  2. He is a little love, I was so surprised when he jumped up and surveyed my sewing - he stayed there for quite a while, thankfully leaving all pins, needles & other dangerous things alone!


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