A Friend gave me some wonderful vintage goodies to be creative with. Amongst the stash was her husband's wedding tie. So I decided to give it back to her - just in a different form!
I unpicked the stitching down the back of the tie and opened it out. I pressed it flat and cut 6 squares from the fabric [My squares were 7,5cm or 3in square. If you are making one yourself you will have to make sure that you can fit 6 squares out of the tie, so you may have to make the squares a little smaller if the tie is narrower!]
I decided to use the 'wrong' side of the fabric. I thought it would make a prettier brooch or pin. I folded each square in half. At this point I ironed the squares to get a nice crisp fold. Then I folded the points down towards the central point.
I turned the square over and folded the 2 side ends in at the back., thus starting to form the petal. I turned the petal right side facing again and...
...secured it with a pin.I trimmed off the extra pieces sticking out at the bottom of the petal and then threaded all the petals together with a needle and thread.
I then joined the circle and stitched to secure the petals on the top and then underneath too. I attached a brooch pin underneath and sewed a button on top to cover all the raw ends and the stitching.
The woven tie fabric was ideal to make a Kanzashi flower pin! Click on the pics to see a much larger view. Thanks Elaine!