Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sensational Sewing Challenge #2!!!

Wow! I received four stunning entries for last month’s challenge which was bags! Go here to see all the beautiful and creative bags!

This month’s challenge theme can be as easy and simple, or as glamorous and elaborate as you like – the choice is yours! And that theme is..........


You might want to make a bag, if you didn’t have time to enter last month’s challenge, or a summer scarf, or a brooch! Basically I want to see any funky accessories sewn by you!

My examples are summery and colourful hair bands!

What you need;

Material of your choice
Matching cotton

Step 1:  Trace the pattern onto your material.  Start by tracing around the one half of the pattern, then flip it over and continue.  You will need two pieces like this.  You will also need one piece of interfacing, so trace the pattern onto the interfacing as well. Cut out.

Step 2:  You should then have two separate pieces of material and one piece of interfacing.  Iron the interfacing onto the wrong side of one of the hair band pieces.

Step 3:  Then sew the two hair band pieces together, right sides in, leaving the one small side open so that you can turn it right way round.

Step 4:  Turn the hair band right side out and iron the seams flat. 

Step 5:  Cut about an inch of Velcro and sew onto the ends of the hair band. 

Step 6: Top stitch all the way around the hair band with matching colour cotton.

You’re done!

I have altered the rules just a little, so please just take a quick second to read through them before entering!

You can enter using your blog, or if you don’t have a blog of your own, then you are more than welcome to email your entry to me!

Create a new post (no back-linking allowed!) on your blog with at least one photograph of your finished product.
Email me your entry to me with also at least one photograph of the finished product. I will enter it on your behalf, so make sure you come back and check out your entry!

Make sure you also acknowledge where you got your pattern or inspiration from.

Please link back to Beautiful Girlhood so that others may enter too, or use my sewing challenge button in your post. (Email entries don’t apply)

You may enter as many times as you like, but with a different project each time!

Leave your entry with Inlinkz below – please note that you must leave a direct link to your blog post so that I can find it easily and leave you some love!!

Leave a comment on a few entries around yours, everybody loves comments!

You are more than welcome to have a little help with your sewing (my mom helps me a lot)! This challenge is open to anyone of any age!

Sensational Sewing Challenge – ‘Accessories’ closes on the 30th of September, 2011

Now its YOUR turn to show me your accessories - I cannot wait to see them!  With summer on the way, we want to have all sorts of pretty things to put on our handbags or wear on our hats, jeans, etc!


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1 comment:

Nancy said...

Here is my link, Kelly:

Love Nancy