I made a thing. It's crude and childish-looking but I am ridiculously proud of myself. I don't have photos of it yet but I absolutely adore my Minion cosplay. I couldn't bring myself to spray paint the Gru logo onto the front of the cheap-ass pinafore I got from Primark, so I made a removable pin badge instead, out of felt. Here's how to make it.
You will need:
- circle-drawing compass
- circle of yellow felt, radius 2.8cm
- circle of black felt, radius 2.5cm
- Gru logo paper template, radius 2.5cm
- circle of thin cardboard for reinforcement, radius 2.0cm
- circle of felt (I've used blue) for the back, radius 2.6cm
- brooch back pin
- berry pins
- needle and black thread
Hold or pin together the paper template and black felt and cut along your lines. Constantly check your paper hasn't moved and adjust accordingly. Be especially careful with the thin, narrow bits. Then hold or pin together the black and yellow pieces of felt and sew around the edges. You don't need the stitches of the outer circle too dense because you'll be sewing round there again later.
Cut two diamond-shaped holes in your last felt circle where the brooch back pin's two ends stick up, shove the brooch back pin through the holes. Use the compass point to make holes in your cardboard to get your needle through, then sew the brooch back pin, felt and cardboard all together.
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