* double kanzashi pin

Posted on December 19th, 2005 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

I made this kanzashi tsumami pin for my friend. I used the instructions from Oh Bara this time. I like them better than the Craftster tutorial I used last time. I also continued my hot glue kick, which worked ok. I think next time I will sew them together and then hot glue them. The petals are a bit uneven. I made the two individual flowers thinking I would give them to two people, but then I thought they looked pretty good together and glued them both on a backing with a pin. I’m pretty happy with it. The fabric is kimono silk from not-sure-where.


9 Responses to “double kanzashi pin”

  1. Sandrine (alias Didine!) Says:

    They are really really cute ! I love them ! CHeers

  2. Stacy Says:

    This is really lovely. I hope to try making one after Christmas – that way I can keep it for myself and not feel selfish! :)

  3. eireann Says:

    Thanks for the links. I’m glad you like + can use the instructions. Cheers!

  4. joyce Says:

    very nice! – i like these a lot!
    p.s. i started a new blog as “bytwogirls” is
    eventually going to be strictly photography–
    i sent something in the mail to you. you should be getting soon =)

  5. kate Says:

    so pretty1 and isn’t oh bara the best?

  6. cole Says:

    thanks, I’ve been looking online all morning for instructions on how to make kanzashi, but I’ve been looking on Japanese sites and only found a video that was dark, fast, tiny and in Japanese. From what I could see though, the crafters tutorial you used the first time is closer to the traditonal Japanese method then the one from Oh BAra.
    anyway thanks again, I didn’t know how I was going to scratch this itch!
    If you want to see some beautiful examples or learn more about kanzashi check out

  7. Camille Says:

    i’ve made kazanshi too , yours are very nice!

  8. Imelda Says:

    They look really nice


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