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Arm Candy. How to Make a Bag Brooch

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:11:00

GIVE A PLAIN TOTE A GLITZY MAKEOVER WITH THESE EASY CRYSTAL BROOCHES


Looking for a quick way to jazz up a favourite handbag? These gorgeous pieces are made with a little sequin and stone glamour. They're so simple to put together, all you really need to decide is which colourways you love the most! Here, shimmering gems have been covered with co-ordinating mesh fabric to give the finished piece that extra stand-out twinkle. Once attached, these brooches will transform any plain shoulder bag into designer-style arm candy. So, what are you waiting for?

  1. Sew or glue 5mm square sequins onto a piece of stiff fabric. Start from the outside and work inwards so that the sequins overlap. Leave a coin sized circle in the middle bare, as this is where the gem stones will be glued
  2. Cover a selection of different sized acrylic stones in a very thin fabric so that the stone will sparkle through. I have used coloured meshes and a light patterned fabric. Simply stretch the fabric over the gem and tack together at the back.
  3. Arrange the gems into a cluster and glue gun into the centre of your sequined base.
  4. Finish off by gluing a brooch back to the reverse

Tip! Try using some buttons, diamante or different shaped acrylic stones for a different look.