As promised, I'm posting about one of the projects my mom helped me with during her visit this past week. I'm in a card exchange and the theme for this month is 4th of July or Summer and the challenge is to use something metal. I have made cute little pinwheels like these out of paper before, but I thought I'd give it a whirl in fabric and just so I'm challenge compliant, I made them into pins. Here's how you do it.
First, use a piece of fusible webbing to iron together the wrong side of a red striped fabric to the wrong side of a blue starred fabric.
Next, cut a piece of the fabric into a square...these are two inch squares. Then, cut from each point of the square about three-quarters of the way diagonally to the middle of the square.
Then take a needle and thread up through the back of the center of the square and take the left corner of one side of the square onto the needle and pull the corner into the middle. Repeat with all four corners and then push the needle back through the center of the pinwheel so the needle is on the back side of the pinwheel.
Sew a button onto the front center of the pinwheel and tie off thread to the back.
Hot glue a pin back on the back of the pinwheel and you're done! I think these would be darling visiting teaching gifts.
I added mine to a card (for my card exchange) and added this quote by Thomas Jefferson. "God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that the liberties are the gift of God?"
Want one but don't want to make one? Leave a comment between now and Saturday night and I'll send one to a lucky winner!