This little DIY brooch embroidery craft is quick and simple, but it’s sure not to disappoint! I made this in about 45 minutes, and now I have several cute mushroom pins!
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What you’ll need for this tutorial:
- Mini embroidery hoop – you can find these from lots of craft stores and from etsy seller dandelyne
- 3 inch embroidery hoop to stitch the design
- Embroidery Floss – I used DMC colors 355, 3866, and 725
- Fabric – I recommend using linen or Kona Cotton (they have a bunch of fun colors!)
- Marker to transfer your design- I recommend the Leonis brand markers
- E6000 Glue
- Pin for the back
How to make an embroidered mushroom brooch – video tutorial
- To start, place your fabric in the 3 inch embroidery hoop. You’ll be stitching in this hoop and later putting the embroidery in the mini hoop.
- Use the outer ring of the mini embroidery hoop and trace around the inside of the hoop so that you can tell how much room you have to work with. Transfer or draw your design that you’d like to stitch onto the fabric. I just drew a simple mushroom design onto the fabric.
- Start stitching! I made horizontal satin and long and short stitches for red and then went back and filled in the spots of the mushroom with white and used satin stitches.
- For the stem, I used vertical satin stitches with white.
- After I finished the mushroom embroidery, I made little stars around it to add a few finishing touches.
Assemble the mini embroidery hoop brooch
- Rinse off the stencil if you’re using water soluble marker and allow the fabric to dry
- Place your embroidery in the mini embroidery hoop and make sure you like how it is centered.
- Trim the fabric, leaving a small amount.
- Secure with glue ( I definitely went a little overboard on this…haha)
- Then secure the back circle to cover the fabric in the back.
- Finish by securing a pin on the back with glue!
- Let this sit overnight to dry!
I of course couldn’t make just one, but THREE! I hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial.
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Amanda is a hand embroidery artist and teacher. With over 15 years of experience in the craft industry and embroidery, she owns and runs Crewel Ghoul, sharing tutorials and patterns to help inspire fellow crafters to get inspired and creative. In addition to running this website, she teaches on Skillshare and Youtube.