Shamrock Pin Supply List
- Felt in the following colors: dark green, and medium or kelly green.
- Embroidery floss in yellow (I used DMC 744) and dark green (to match dark green felt).
- Pin backs (you can also find these in the beading section of your local sewing and craft store; make sure you purchase ones with holes in the bar for sewing on)
- Dark green sewing thread (to match dark green felt)
- embroidery needle
- From dark green felt, cut out two large shamrocks and from the medium/kelly green, cut out one smaller shamrock.
- Place the smaller, lighter green shamrock on top of one of the larger shamrocks so the shapes match up. Using six strands of floss, sew the smaller shamrock to the larger shamrock with an even running stitch.
- Next, place your sewn piece on top of the second larger shamrock and using six strands of green floss, sew the shamrocks together with a blanket stitch to secure all of the layers. Tie of floss securely when finished.
- To finish the pin, sew a pin back securely on the back using the matching sewing thread. Be sure to not stitch through the front of the pin.
Embellishment IdeasYou can liven up your pin by embellishing the smaller shamrock with beads or sequins after stitching to the first larger shamrock. Or, embroider some short St. Patrick's Day sentiments such as "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" or "Erin Go Bragh" (which means "Ireland Forever") in black floss.
I hope you enjoy this project! Erin Go Bragh!