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Flower Pin

Give that "someone sent me flowers!" thrill to ladies and gents of all ages with blooms that never wilt.

flower pin on little girl's coat

Photography: Lennart Weibull

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January/February 2019


These fabric boutonnières come together in three steps, so you can give someone a whole bouquet, or pin one on everybody at brunch. Cut the shapes out of cotton-shirting material, and sew them onto felt backing.


  • Shirting fabric

  • Fabric scissors

  • Embroidery floss

  • Sewing supplies

  • Felt

  • Pin


  1. Download and print the Petals template. Use template to trace and cut 16 petals out of fabric. Layer them in a stack in an asterisk or flower shape. Stitch floss through center of petals—front to back, then back through. Repeat with a new strand of floss to make a cross. Knot ends of the two strands together.

  2. Cut out a circle of felt. Sew pin onto it, then use ends of floss to stitch flower onto circle.

  3. Fluff and twist petals in opposite directions to shape flower.

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