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Bunny Name Brooch Tutorial by Hannakin Bunny Name Brooch Tutorial by Hannakin
I made a 'name brooch' making tutorial for a lovely crafty group here in Melbourne a little while back, the idea was to learn to make brooches in my felty plush style, whilst making name tags so we could remember everyone's names!

The name bit is probably a bit irrelevant here, but I thought it might be interesting for people to see some of my working process (I've had a fair few questions about how my dolls are made).
Plus I spent ages putting this together, heh, so I may as well show it! :aww:
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krystalfan-2 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
This is such a cute and neat name tag idea! It's so cool cause you can personalize it, unlike the ones you buy that are stickers, with the "Hello my name is".
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aw! Thanks for your kind words!
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krystalfan-2 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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windy-san Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
This is lovely! Your stiching abilities are awesome!!! :heart:
Thanks for sharing!!
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EvaMacias Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!!
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PrettyFashionFreak Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
awww I really want to make one of these!!!!!! sooooooooooooo cute :clap:! I was thinking of wearing one with my school uniform but it looks a little big :L
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Hannakin Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
I think I already replied to this, so sorry if there are two replies? Otherwise, that's okay!
I said you could make the brooch as small as you like, it would still work, but you might find it hard if you want to have the embroidered name (doing that small may be tricky), however you could use a fabric marker instead.
If you didn't want a name, just a sweet bunny then it wouldn't be too hard to make even smaller!
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PrettyFashionFreak Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That's okay there aren't two don't worry!
They are really cute and I tried making a really little one last night but it was really fiddly and I could only fit my initials on so it kind of fell apart :) I love all of your work and thank you sooooo much for replying, I didn't expect it at all!! (people don't usually reply) Thanks for your help, about the fabric marker.
Are you thinking of doing any more tutorials? You are really good at them :)! XXX
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Hannakin Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for trying it out, hopefully you'll give it another go and work it out!
And no problems! I like trying to help out!

I probably wont do another tutorial just for fun, they take a lot of effort and I'm pretty busy, but if I do any more for another class or something in the future I'm sure to show it off here!
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PrettyFashionFreak Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No problem!!

That's ok I feel your pain about the business ;) We have exams in june so all I have to do is revise!!!!
Thanks a lot :) XXXXX
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Shauntinasha Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Are all the little details done with embroidery thread or just regular old fashioned thread?

I guess since youre using felt normal thread shows up, I'm trying with fleece and resorted to embroidery, but it's much more difficult x-x What do you suggest for materials?
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
For the embroidered 'name' part I used embroidery thread, and the rest of the project was done just using regular thread.

I can't remember exactly but I think I used the embroidery thread halved, because I find that easier (i.e. the embroidery thread I used is made up of six individual thread strands, and I separated them so I was using three thread strands instead) I don't know if that will help.

I haven't really worked with fleece so I'm not certain what would be best with it, my favourite thing to use is definitely felt, and I think it's very easy to work with, so maybe give that a go if you're having issues with the fleece?
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Shauntinasha Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ahhhh, that makes sense, halving the thread, when I *attempted* It was really thick and difficult to use in a small area like that.
Yeah, I guess it couldn't hurt to buy some felt, too x) Thank you!
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Jevist Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ohmigosh! Master plushier at work! This is a brilliant tutorial and rather a lovely idea, also!
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
wahoo!
But you know how to do all these things already!!
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Jevist Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, I've not made a broochy thing.. but also I work different to you. I'd still love to watch you work one day.. that would be amaze!
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Takara-dono Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student Filmographer
sounds truly lovely! Unfortunately I feel that I would merely make a mess as my sewing skills are atrocious :( But this is wonderful!
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hehe! It is possibly slightly advanced, beginner sewers might have issues with it.. but I thought it might be interesting to see process shots anyway!
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Takara-dono Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student Filmographer
It was very interesting! and so cool that you are sharing your secrets! Bad magician you! haha just kidding. I really wanted to make one after seeing it. It's just sad... 'cause I hate to sew. Maybe things need to be gotten over...haha
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AraneDream Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Soo cute^^
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
:aww:
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Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional
O_O letting out all the secrets!
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
eep! I know! S'kay!
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Sinyacinthe Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
I feel like trying isomething like it out right away.... but I haven't got my stuff with my....geez, what pain!
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
heehee! Soon, maybe?
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Sinyacinthe Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I tried to do one according to this. So hard. Nearly worked a day on it, but it was fun.
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Was it hard because the directions were hard to follow? (anything I can make clearer? Happy to help if you need hints/advice!)

Otherwise; sewing can be tricky, takes some practice!
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Sinyacinthe Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
No, your directions are great! Apart from the fact that I didn't sew for a very long time, I probably used fabric samples that weren't good for this purpose. They kind of disbanded at the endges, a lot of loose threads, made the sewing hard.
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ah! yes! For this method you really need a fabric like felt that wont fray. You can make brooches like these with cotton and other fabrics, but via different means!
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Rekslare Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Super adorable! Will try it out soon =D
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It'd be great if you showed me how you went! :aww:
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Rekslare Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Will do! =D
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norbert-g Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
A facial expression is worth a thousand words...

ヽ( ゚д゚)ノ

Soooo charming! :D
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
heehee! Thanks!
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homesickpipe Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This make me so happy.

The whole time.

Beautiful!
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Crafty fingies!
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Retsu-z Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
That cute X)
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D
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puppeteer-for-kings Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely adorable!! I am a mediocre sew-er (or sewer... but that sounds... odd :giggle: ) but you have inspired me to make something! :B
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yay! Do! Show me what you make! (if you like! :P )
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Sasha0219 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
that's great! and super cute! wonderful idea
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yay! Thanks!
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madebyloop Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ahw, this is great! Thanks for the explaination! : )))
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hope it's informative! :aww:
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madebyloop Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yes, it totally is! : DD
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Iced-Stars Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Aw, this is so sweet, and definitely helpful!
All your plush things are adorable, and I've always wanted to try my hand at making one... vuv
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I hope you give one a try one day!
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toylantis Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
That's it. We're getting married, end of story. <3
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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toylantis Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
I'll take that as a yes! I'm off to make an adorable plushie ring! *runs off... gets smushed by giant fanged pumpkin of doom, then eaten by zombies*....
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