Sugar Skull Brooch

Sugar Skull BroochHere comes the perfect accessory for Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. It’s a hand sewn sugar skull pin!

This brooch measures 2 1/2 inches wide and 2 inches tall. It is all hand sewn from felt, beads, buttons and embroidery thread. A nickel plated steel bar pin attached to the back. Available on Etsy.

Quick Tip – Use Packing Tape for Cutting Felt Shapes

When I was first working with felt I had a heck of a time trying to get the shapes I wanted cut out precisely. I used cardboard cutouts and my trusty rotary cutter for straight lines, but anything else was a pain in the you know what. I tried everything including straight pins and disappearing ink (that didn’t disappear) fabric pens to no avail. Luckily I found this handy tutorial over on Wee Folk Art! All you need is some wide packing tape!

Cut out your paper pattern leaving a little bit of space around the cut line and tape around all the edges on top of your piece of felt.

Cut out your shape along the pattern line and admire your perfectly cut felt!

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