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I'm a stay at home mother of two lovely children...
I have a very busy Etsy shop and this has become a full time business.
I have been designing and making original one of a kind brooches for the ...

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How to make a felt and zipper brooch

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(5) Name: 'Jewelry : How to make a felt and zipper  brooch
How to make a felt and zipper  brooch
How to make a felt and zipper  brooch
How to make a felt and zipper  brooch

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • You should have some experience using a glue gun....

Pattern Description:

I have made over a thousand of my felt and zipper brooches. I'm quite sure I've encountered every problem imaginable and have developed solutions for all of them.
It has been through obsessive trial and error over the course of these past 2-3 years that I'm finally able to offer these very detailed step by step instructions for making a zipper and felt brooch.
I started using the combination of zipper and felt quite by accident. It was just one of those magical moments when I had a bag of thrifted zippers and mounds of felted sweater pieces on my work table.
I will not be listing supplies.... other than the brass zipper and sweater felt. The supplies are the secret to making these lovely brooches and very easily found at any craft store.....you may actually already have them on hand!!
This is a very enjoyable craft... The zipper gives the brooch a nice weight and adds durability to the overall design.
There are over 65 photos of detailed step by step instruction. There is unlimited email support to help you make this fun brooch. I've covered all the important techniques for making any brooch you'd like once you master the heart brooch.
Your PDF copy of this tutorial will be sent to your Etsy e-mail address within 24 hours.
If you would like it to be sent to a different e-mail address let me know in the "note to sellers" upon checkout. If you do not receive the file within 24hrs please let me know...and make sure to check your spam/junk folders first!!

I only ask that you respect my developing and owning these techniques.
Do not sell or copy this document file for your personal gain.
All images and written instructions copyright
2012, Odile Gova, (c)WOOLLY FABULOUS
All rights reserved, for PERSONAL use only.
I have listed this tutorial as a Pdf file for quick delivery ... no shipping charges!!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Approx 2" x 2"


  • You will need "felt" made from recycled sweaters and coats. Manufactured felt is not thick enough and the thicker felt is too dense and stiff.
  • There is one mystery tool needed... it's the secret to making these brooches .
  • It is an inexpensive and readily available tool...
  • You will also need good quality number 4-5 brass zipper. This project require 12" of zipper (once pulled apart you will use all 24")

You Will Also Need:

  • You will need embroidery floss