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The Queens Platinum Jubilee - Three Sewing Tutorials

Project by Nicola Hills

Fabric: Happy & Glorious


Puff Brooches:

You will need:

  • Strong Thread

  • Brooch Clasp

  • Toy Filling

  • Button


Fabric Tools Required:

  • Basic Sewing Kit

  • Hot Glue Gun

  • Circle Templates x2 sizes


How To:

Cut 5 Medium Circles from the Fabric. Follow the steps below to create the petal. I use a thicker thread to gather the individual petals and then string all 5 together. Leave a longer thread at the start, to help you gather.


Once you have strung all 5 petals, gather in as tight as you can, tie to secure.

Repeat with 5 Larger Circles.


To make the centre covered button, use another circle of fabric, sew all around the outside and gather slightly. Put the stuffing inside, then the button, gather tightly, sew the back to secure.


Layer the smaller flower on top of the larger one, and place the button in the centre. You can sew or hot glue it together. Add the brooch clasp on the back and wear at the Jubilee Party.



Star Wand:


You will need:

  • Wooden Dowel

  • Star Template

  • Toy Filling

  • Ribbons

  • Buttons


Fabric Tools Required:

  • Basic Sewing Kit

  • Heat erasable pen

  • Hot Glue Gun


How To:

Cut 2 stars from the fabric. R/S together sew around the outside of the star using a 1/4” Seam Allowance. Snip straight across each point.


Pinch the centre of the star and make a small slit, turn the star R/S out, push points out very carefully.


Stuff with toy filling then hand stitch the opening up. Add buttons to decorate.


Cut various ribbons and stitch together at the top. Using the hot glue gun attach the ribbons to the back of the star, then the wooden dowel, a piece of felt can be glued onto the back to hide this. Wave your Wand with pride at the Jubilee Celebrations.



Jubilee Crown:


You will need:

  • Fabric

  • Elastic

  • Firm

  • Iron on Interfacing


Tools Required:

  • Iron

  • Sewing Machine

  • Basic Sewing Kit

  • Crown Paper Template


How To:

Create a template for the crown Cut 2 x Fabric & 2 x Interfacing


Iron the interfacing onto the W/S of both the fabric shapes. Transfer the template shape onto the interfacing.


With R/S together pin or clip to secure then sew on the lines you drew.

Leave a 3” gap along the centre bottom to turn out, snip straight across each point and into each corner being careful not to cut over the stitches.


Turn R/S out through the gap and press points out gently, iron and top stitch the gap closed.


Decorate with Buttons, Bells and Bows.



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Made by Nicola Hills for The Craft Cotton Co 2022.