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How to Make an Easy Tricorn Hat Do you need a tricorn hat, but don't have a lot of time or money? Make an easy tricorn hat as part... How to Make a Tricorn Hat Out of Felt A tricorn hat is a tribute to the colonial days, and making tricorn hats from scratch is an appropriate and stimulating activity... How to Make a Tri-Corner Hat Out of Paper Tri-corner hats were a popular style in Colonial times (1607 to 1783). Today, a tri-corner hat is associated more with old-time pirates.... How to Make A Tricornered Hat Tricornered or tricorn hats were popular during the American and French Revolutions, and they make a comeback periodically in pirate movies.
I’ve wanted to try out this method of sewing half-elastic waistbands with one continuous piece ever since theosakakoneko shared her amazing results here. And boy, I’m never going back. It’s so much easier and cleaner than trying to do the flat section and the elastic section in two pieces, then trying to join them together smoothly. Plus all of my half-elastic brand skirts are sewn like that with a single piece of waistband.
First and foremost, there is quite a bit of math that goes into this tutorial. I am sorry if it gets complicated for you, but you need to be able to do some geometry and basic arithmetic to make sure your skirt fits you. I will try and make an excel document with formulas in it so you can just input your measurements soon!
Today, I’ll be covering some basic seam finishes. Tomorrow, gear up for self-finished seams. Friday, I’ll be back with some decorative seams which are going to be really fun and I think you’ll have a ball dreaming up where to put those in your next garment. Let’s jump right in – shall we? Machine Zigzag or Straight Stitch Let’s start with one that most people know and do – Machine Zigzag.
Seam finishing is a very important part of sewing. The inside of your garment should be as lovely as the outside. Why? Because finished seams not only look professional, they keep the edges of your fabric from fraying. If you’ve been attached to your pinking sheers or are looking for a different way to change the look of your seams, try out one of these techniques.
I really, really, really wanted very small felt beads for a couple of my felted projects and I finally had the time to practice my wet felting skills. About 30 or 40 attempts later and I’ve got a working method. As a result, today’s tutorial is wet felted beads!
Lets start needling --- Make a needle felt ball - to store your needles or to use as a biscuit. Step 3 ------ Organize your tools and fibers Step 4 ------ Start needling A good first project for both getting the feel of the needle, the fiber and developing your needle style is making a ball. One with a final size of a ping pong or golf ball, or at least a big shooter marble.
My 11’ x 13’ studio with a floorplan and ideas.