Picture #sewingtutorial for this #grandmabonnet#nightcap .
2-measure around head above ears, add 2"
Pin tape measure to fabric for ½-diameter & draw circle with a light line (too dark & it'll show through)
Add another circle 2.5" from outer edge
Cut second circle from first.
Right sides facing, pin 1/2" lace carefully in-between layers, right at edge, being carful that ruffles are not folded toward edges.
3-continue pinning lace all the way around, pinning approx. every 2" with ½" lace overlap. Mark your 2" opening with another pin.
Slide your needle as far right as it'll go and line up your fabric edge with the edge of the foot, sew lace down, leaving a 2" opening for turning.
4-turn fabric right side out. Be gentle, your don't want to rip your stitches at the opening. Go slow.
Straighten and pull/lay flat.
Iron flat, pulling lace out to pull seam straight. DO NOT iron lace, you want it to stay ruffled.
5-Sew opening closed & all the way around edge. This secures edges & gives the lace an extra sewn anchor down.
6-Find the inside of bonnet and follow your previously marked inner line with your ½" bias tape, pinning every 2" or so.
Leave ends open, with very slight overlap.
Sew as close to edges on both sides.
7-measure 1/4" elastic to exact head size. Prepare pull through, attaching your elastic to bottom end of hook with a small safety pin. Pin other end to opening. My hook is home made with a coated electric wire. I find having a stronger wire makes this process easier.
8-Continue to guide your hook/elastic through the sleeve. This part takes time and can easily come undone if you're too rough. Be gentle, go slow. (This took me about 20 minutes, as my safety pin came undone on the inside twice and I had to start over, one time even using a seam ripper and resealing an edge because the pin got lost inside 😣)
9-Once your elastic is pulled all the way through, attach both ends together and use a tight zigzag stitch to sew together. Pull elastic through and re-distribute gathers evenly around, pulling as tightly as you want the bonnet to be. Use a safety pin to hold elastic in place. You can re-adjust for any head now!
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I'm sharing tips for adding back darts to a woven top #ontheblog today! It's easier than you think and helps give shape!
Woven tee pattern by @dressy_talk and the fabric is cotton sateen by @myfabricdesigns.
Serving girly fall vibes in my new video. As promised I have the tutorial for this skirt on the channel. Shall we have a moment for the fabric though 😻 Too cute for words. Watch the full video on the channel. Find link in my bio 😘
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Step by step photo guide on how to mend your fav jeans after you burst out of them at the airport after a week all inclusive in Italy 🙄🙃
1. Locate rip
2. Cut piece of denim and fusible web to size
3. Maybe you've spotting another weakness, cover that too.
4. Iron in place. Close the original rip over as much as possible before ironing.
5. Here's what it looks like now
6. Zig zag over the area several times
7. GET ANOTHER YEAR OUT OF YOUR FAV JEANS! ❤️❤️❤️
We've got the goods 😏 The leather goods, that is! Come create ⓸ leather projects with us on November 19 for only $100. With a 🔑 holder, wallet, card holder and leather tray, they're perfect as gifts... Or to deck yourself out with some sick new accessories! This one's selling out fast. Sign up at the link in our bio.
Have you checked out the new post about this month's sewing project, the Emma Skirt? It's a true beauty (just like the belle it's named after) and I literally can't. stop. wearing it--A fully pleated skirt that is perfect for Fall.
Don't forget to grab the free printable worksheet that comes with this post, it walks you through how to create your own beautiful pleats. Link in bio!
Sew like a boss 💪🏽 during Crash Course Sewing on November 12! If you have only one day to learn a totally new skill like sewing from top to bottom, this is the course for you. We'll cover Sewing 101, make the Portsmith tote and learn zippers with the wildwood dopp kit 😳 Each crash course class has sold out FAST so get your spots for November's now, or check out our other dates, at the link in our bio.
Making of for my Neil Gaiman Stardust project! .
Stage one: Design. I am a beginner with this stuff, so I use Microsoft word for this (lame, I know). Usually this is just me messing around with downloaded fonts until I find what I think will suit the project. In this case, I definetly wanted something delicate and cursive. .
Stage two: Tracing. In the past I actually used to print out the designs and tape them to my window, but I don't currently own a printer. So for now, I turn up the brightness on my computer so the design will come through the fabric, tape the fabric over the screen, and trace it using chalk or, at the moment, a white pencil crayon. I'll use pen if I have to, but it's not my favorite because it doesn't come out of the fabric easily. .
Stage Three: This is what they look like when I'm done tracing. I'll probably go over anything that didn't come out super clearly. .
Stage Four: Sewing! Obviously my favourite. In the background you see The Great British Bake Off, which is what I'm currently bingeing while I sew. Clearly an essential part of creation, haha. This takes anywhere from two days to a month, depending on size, complexity, and if there's something else I should really be doing (like homework). .
Stage Five: And we're done! Now I experiment with getting the best picture I can, with the ultra high tech method of... using my phone. I don't know much about this yet, but natural light makes them look a lot nicer, so I try to take pictures during the day and near a window. .
And that's it! Not super complicated, many people have heard me explain (at length, and probably for longer than they would like) about how easy embroidery is to learn and start doing. And now here's my proof, haha! Thanks folks!
And the sewing project for the month of October is.. The Emma Skirt! The perfect skirt for Fall: Midi length, fully pleated, a beautiful and voluminous shape. (Not to mention the color!)
Learn all about the challenges in sewing this skirt, as well as my namesake for this beauty: Emma Watson.
Psst.. There is a free printable worksheet that comes with this post--Link in bio!