I almost titled this post “magnet broach” but I thought the word “broach” might scare some people away. And “magnetic pin” was an oxymoron, so I went with “accessories”. But you get the idea, right?
The other day I was headed to a get-together and last minute I decided my shirt needed an update. So I whipped up some fabric flowers right before we left. I know that t-shirt redos are all the rage lately, but a lot of them I’m just not loving. I wanted to keep it simple, just a few flowers. And removable so I could change the look when I wanted. The solution was to make a pin instead of sewing the flowers directly to my shirt.
I took off this odd tied-bow thing and took in the side seams a little – the shirt is from several years ago and it seems the style now is a more fitted look. Then I did the fabric flowers where the bow thing used to be.
The After (where my head looks huge and my body looks small – weird) and the Before (pic by my 5 yr old):
Here’s a quick how-to make Magnetic Accessories – -
First make your fabric flowers – you can roll them or gather them or gather and roll them or make Kanzashi flowers – whatever look you want. For the ones above I left the raw edges and just rolled them. Then arrange them however you like.
Next cut a piece of felt (or I guess fabric would work) in the shape of your arrangement. Also cut a rectangle of felt the size of your magnet strip.
Then you glue your fabric flowers to the shape piece of felt. I used hot glue because I don’t plan on washing this. I think a lot of different fabric glues would work as well.
And that’s it! You wear on it anything just like you would a nametag. It would also look cute to make these for purses/bags and you could mix and match what accessory you wanted on which bag for a certain day.
The only issue with this project is getting some of those nametag or badge magnets. Maybe you have an old nametag lying around – I thought I did but couldn’t find it anywhere. Ugh. I found them cheap online, but when I had just a few in my basket (like $4 worth) the shipping was going to be $12.95 – what?! So I ended up buying a whole load on Ebay – 50 magnets. In hopes that you will want some. I think this is the perfect project for lots of people, and since I ordered a bunch, I can divide them out and mail them at normal shipping prices. – - SOLD OUT