Wednesday, 21 December 2011
For patterns in a row, fold like a corrcetina and make sure to leave at least one but ideally two joins on either side of the folded wad of paper. Apart from that, cut as adventurously as you like.
For circular patterns, fold a square in half, then again and again. Once more, when cutting be sure to leave joins on both sides. If you want to do snowflakes you need to fold in half, then one third in and then another third in.
Posting from my phone for the first time!
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
- Fabric (the next post will explain how to work out how much you'll need, it depends on how big you want your flags and how long a piece of bunting you need)
- Bias tape
- Tailors chalk
- Iron and ironing board
- Chop stick and some tweezers
- Cutting mat marked out with inches
**Correction here! Thanks Shonika for pointing this out. If you cut the fabric in half to make your flags, the patterns will be the same way up on both sides but will still result in half of your flags having the pattern the right way up and half having the pattern upside down. If you just fold your fabric in half then all of your flags will have the pattern the right way up on one side and the wrong way up on the other side. If your fabric doesn't have a right way up you don't need to worry about this bit at all. Sorry for incorrect original instructions!
Now lay your fabric out and get your ruler and chalk ready to start marking out the grid for the flags.
Next measure 5 inches down and draw a line the length of your fabric (this line is just so you know where to make the next lot of marks.) So now, make dashes along this line. The first is 2 inches from the end and then after that every 4 inches. So this second row of marks should be in the centre of the row of marks above.
- How to work out the amount of material you'll need
- How to work out how much bias tape you'll need
- Quicker, garden or party bunting
- Applique bunting with names or pictures
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
The comb took about 10 mins to make and it doesn't really need explaining...get thread, buy comb and wrap...really simple but I like the effect. The idea came from here via Pinterest.
The scarf took about an hour and a half. The pattern is free from this blog. The pattern is in American terminology so translate as follows:
single = double
double = treble
half double = half treble
I did repeat row 2 to make it slightly wider. I also kind of did my own thing at the end to make it a bit neater. I sort of went around the bottom with a scallop if you know what I mean!
Bye for now, Nix!