We recently introduced our new #BTHOUGHTFUL contributors and in the first of her regular posts, Victoria of Found & Sewn has a brilliant make-it-yourself idea for livening up your clothes. Here she is…

Handmade Beaded Brooch Tutorial by Victoria of Found & Sewn.

April is such a lovely month, the days are getting longer and there is a sense of change in the air, new shoots, buds and blossom are emerging. It’s spring, and what better time to make a handmade beaded brooch to brighten up a cardigan, jacket or jumper for a fresh new look. It’s the perfect accessory for the new season.

Beaded Brooch DIY Tutorial


Crochet or Lace motifs (available from most good haberdasheries)
Beads of different sizes and colours
Cotton thread
Brooch pin


Clear fabric glue

Handmade Beaded Brooch DIY Tutorial



Once you have chosen your crochet/lace motif start hand sewing your chosen beads on to the lace.

Handmade Beaded Brooch DIY Tutorial

You could also use beads from old necklaces, sequins and buttons. Make it as simple or as elaborate as you like.

Handmade Beaded Brooch DIY Tutorial

I’ve gone for a vintage look, using dusky pink, bronze, grey and white seed beads with a few faux pearls.

Handmade Beaded Brooch DIY Tutorial


Once you have finished all the beading, trace around your motif and cut the felt to the same shape. Now glue the felt to the back of the brooch. The felt may show through the lace, so choose a colour to match your beads.

Handmade Beaded Brooch DIY Tutorial


Sew a brooch pin on to the back and finish by gluing a small piece of felt over the brooch pin back for a neat finish and it’s ready to wear.

Handmade Beaded Brooch DIY Tutorial

Step 4

Pin your handmade brooch on to your Spring jacket, jumper or cardigan and off you go…

Handmade Beaded Brooch DIY Tutorial

I hope you enjoy this project.

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Planning to make a handmade beaded brooch? Or maybe you’re already busy with another project? We’d love to hear what inspires your creative side and see what you’re up to. Let us know in the comments box below or share some pictures with us on Facebook or Twitter.