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Pins and a belt buckle to create from scraps of lace and edgings, fabric and beads.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1981 (v.59#9) pg. 43, 148

Crocheted stickpin. Transform a plain metal button into a distinctive stickpin with a bit of crochet.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1983 (v.61#3) pg. 46

Small pin is embroidered in a rose motif and bordered with gold cord.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1993 (v.71#10) pg. 102, 155

Hearts and crafts. (1) No-sew, heart-shaped sachet is trimmed with fringe, braid, feathers and charms. (2) Lapel pins decorated with charms, jewels, satin ribbons and rosebuds. (3) Nosegay of silk, velvet and parchment roses.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1996 (v.74#2) pg. 32

Beribboned jewels. Pin and earring set are made from tapestry ribbon and accented with oval acrylic gems.
CRAFTS Jan 1991 (v.14#1) pg. 66

Ruffled ribbon jewelry. Gold polypropylene ribbon and acrylic jewels are used to make a pendant and pin.
CRAFTS May 1991 (v.14#5) pg. 18

The magic of ribbons. An introduction to ribbon types and ways to use them. (1) Mini flower pin. (2) Ribbon spool doll. (3) Ribbon rose. (4) Plaited headband. (5) Tissue box cover. (6) Bow to decorated a potted plant.
CRAFTS May 1992 (v.15#5) pg. 68

Parka pin-pal. Fabric pin for kids features an "Eskimo" face surrounded with a ring of white plush "fur" felt.
CRAFTS Jan 1994 (v.17#1) pg. 60, 41

Heart motif pins are made from perforated plastic that is covered with metallic threads using simple continental stitches.
CRAFTS Feb 1995 (v.18#2) pg. 30, 49

Fabric pins use rubber-stamped designs that are colored with fabric paints, sewn and stuffed (like small pillows).
CRAFTS Aug 1995 (v.18#8) pg. 78

Beaded ribbon pansy pin is made from ombre wire-edge ribbons and seed beads.
CRAFTS May 1996 (v.19#5) pg. 40

Ring of roses ribbon embroidery jewelry. Pin and earring set made from wool challis fabric is embroidered in ribbon with circles of flowers.
CRAFTS Jun 1996 (v.19#6) pg. 18, 39

3-D pansy pin. Petal shapes are machine-embroidered and backed with a loop of ribbon.
CRAFTS Aug 1996 (v.19#8) pg. 70, 47

Metallic ribbon embroidery brooch.
CRAFTS May 1997 (v.20#5) pg. 58, 43

Firecracker lapel pin is made from rolls of fabric and jute twine.
CRAFTS Jul 1997 (v.20#7) pg. 51

Soft jewelry made from fabrics and silk embroidery. Instructions for embroidered brooches and fabric beads.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1980 (v.11#3) pg. 10

Soft sculpture pin, "Lovable Lottie", a perky lady holding a log cabin quilt block.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Oct 1980 (v.11#8) pg. 43

Macrame lapel pin with tiny pouch for dried weeds or flowers.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Nov 1980 (v.11#9) pg. 13

Embroidered heart pincushion and felt jewelry.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1982 (v.13#4) pg. 42, 63, 64

Make lapel pins from ribbons.
GOOD HOUSEKEEPING Nov 1985 (v.201#5) pg. 158, 295

Lapel pin duplicates jar label. Design is embroidered on fabric, attached to cardboard backing and a pin with clasp is attached.
HANDMADE Apr-Jun 1981 (v.1#1) pg. 9

How to cover an old political badge with satin and lace to make a Victorian pin.
HANDMADE Spring 1982 (v.2#1) pg. 20

Fiber jewelry. (1) Triangular pin. Festive colors of metallic yarns woven in a 2/2 twill are folded and glued to a triangular piece of cardboard. Two of the three sides have folded fringe. (2) Collage pins. Scraps of special fabrics, beads, wire, mylar and electronic components are sewn or glued onto matboard rectangles covered with ultrasuede.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1992 (v.13#1) pg. 53, 90, 91

Needle-lace pins are made using buttonhole, detached knotted buttonhole and bullion knots embroidery stitches, with beads added for textural contrast.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1992 (v.13#1) pg. 54, 92

Bound-Weave pin. Four-shaft bound-weave squares are edged with twisted metallic cord.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1992 (v.13#1) pg. 55, 93

Honeycomb pin in black and white is woven in a four-shaft honeycomb pattern that is glued to a rectangle of foam-covered mounting board.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1992 (v.13#1) pg. 56, 94

Cat Track pins. Small length of four-shaft Cat Tracks/Snail Trail overshot weaving is wrapped around a square of mat board.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1992 (v.13#1) pg. 56, 94
Correction HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1992 (v.13#5) pg. 79

Brooches that feature colorful geometric designs are worked in petit point.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Dec 1988 (v.33#8) pg. 43, 74

Muslin "kitten critters" (3" tall) with painted features and fur are dressed in ginghams and made into pins and necklaces.
NEEDLE & CRAFT Aug 1989 (v.12#4) pg. 19, 31, 23

People pins and magnets. Soft sculpture faces are attached to magnets or pins.
NEEDLE & THREAD Sep-Oct 1982 (v.2#5) pg. 14, 36, 48

Three cross-stitched lapel pins in a butterfly, lily and pansy design.
NEEDLE & THREAD Mar-Apr 1985 (v.5#2) pg. 10, 24, 35

Machine embroidered butterfly-pattern earrings, stickpin and clasp pin.
NEEDLE & THREAD May-Jun 1985 (v.5#3) pg. 18, 36, 46

Rainbow sheep. A pin for kids to make from felt scraps and yarn. Includes instructions for quick and easy feltmaking and rainbow dyeing with powdered drink mix.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #111 Summer 1997 (v.28#3) pg. 53

Unique pins and earrings are made using scraps of fabric and a kit for making covered buttons.
SUNSET Dec 1986 (v.177#6) pg. 113

Tips on making soft-sculpture pins.
THREADS #41 Jun-Jul 1992 pg. 50

Impressionistic silk-ribbon embroidery on a covered button mold is used to create a fabric pin embroidered with a miniature, free-form garden. Includes tips on custom-dyeing silk ribbon.
THREADS #62 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 pg. 36
Added Info THREADS #67 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 6

Pieced-silk pins. Strip piecing and foundation piecing techniques are used on a tiny scale to make unique pins.
THREADS #68 Dec 1996-Jan 1997 pg. 54

Quick-to-make patchwork puzzle pins.
THREADS #73 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 78

Ribbon garland hair comb, rosette pin, stick pin, necklet and barrette.
WOMAN'S DAY Dec 19 1978 (v.42#4) pg. 44, 156

Crocheted shamrock lapel pin.
WORKBASKET Mar 1981 (v.46#5) pg. 29

Bunny pin for a youngster is crocheted from yarn.
WORKBASKET Apr 1981 (v.46#6) pg. 31

Halloween lapel pins to crochet. A pumpkin and a black cat.
WORKBASKET Oct 1981 (v.47#1) pg. 48

Crocheted bunny pin.
WORKBASKET Apr 1982 (v.47#6) pg. 11

Crocheted lapel pin in shape of a heart with an arrow thru it.
WORKBASKET Feb 1983 (v.48#4) pg. 75

Strawberry stick-pin is created from felt and seed beads. A touch of strawberry scented oil is added to the pin.
WORKBASKET Mar 1983 (v.48#5) pg. 14

Tip: Lapel pin is shaped like a tiny skein of yarn.
WORKBASKET Mar 1983 (v.48#5) pg. 30

Make a cloth "spring fever germ" as a magnet, a lapel pin, or a sachet.
WORKBASKET Apr 1984 (v.49#6) pg. 38

Christmas tree lapel pins sewn from calico scraps.
WORKBASKET Nov-Dec 1985 (v.51#2) pg. 20

Tatting for Christmas ornaments, lapel pin or applique. (1) Wreath. (2) Christmas tree.
WORKBASKET Nov-Dec 1986 (v.52#2) pg. 30

Scalloped scarf pin is crocheted.
WORKBASKET Jan 1987 (v.52#3) pg. 22

Bargello jewelry is needlepointed on plastic canvas. Includes a barrette with bead dangles, a bar pin with medallion and dangles, and a pair of matching medallion earrings.
WORKBASKET Feb-Mar 1992 (v.57#3) pg. 38

Independence Day pin is a tatted representation of the American flag in red, white, and blue thread.
WORKBASKET Jun-Jul 1994 (v.59#5) pg. 10

Tiny tatted Olympic rings.
WORKBASKET Feb-Mar 1996 (v.61#3) pg. 64