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Project #121: Birthday Balloon Brooch

Monday, 10 December 2012 by Irene Hoofs


Birthday Balloon Brooch by Véronique from Pichouline

Sometimes a little personalized item makes the day just a little bit more special. Try this tutorial with different colors, shapes and sizes. 


what you'll need:


*textil painter pen



*thread (1 for embroidery, 1 for sewing)







Step 1:

Draw a design on your fabric, follow the instructions of the manufacturer of your textil painter pen. 

Step 2:

Cut out 2 layers of the balloon, you need a front and a back.

Step 3: 

Embroider the "age"-number of your birthday boy/girl on the front of your balloon.

Leave the end of the threads long enough because you will need it to make a bread.

To make the bread attach if necessary an extra thread.


Step 4:

Put right sides of the fabric together and pin the layers together.

Start sewing by hand or machine. Leave the end open.

Turn it right side out. Fill with the filler.

Step 5:

Close your balloon by making a bow.

Step 6:

Make the bread.

Step 7:

Sew on the back your brooch.

Ta-daa……Happy B-day!



..All images by Véronique



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