Monday, 12 August 2013

Fashion Fix: Epaulettes

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You will need
  • 2 x shoulder pads
  • Jersey material
  • Gems
  • All purpose glue
  • Beaded fringing
  • Scissors
  • Thin card
  • Needle and thread
  • Dress making pins
  • Scissors and dressmaking scissors

How to make
    1. cut and pin the template on to each of the shoulder pads with its flat edge at the thin end of the pad. Cut out an epaulette for each shoulder.
    2. fold your fabric right sides together. Pin the template to the fabric and draw round. Cut out 1cm larger than the template. Repeat - leaving you with four shapes.
    3. pin two pieces right sides together. 
    4. machine stitch along the drawn line leaving the flat end open.
    5. trim the raw edges and turn inside out.
    6. stuff the shoulder pad epaulette inside and poke out the corners until you are happy with the shape.
    7. fold under the open end and do an oversew stitch.
    8. now to decorate: hand sew lines of fringing along the curved edge.
    9. pile up the epaulette with gems. Glue in place with all-purpose glue. pin and stitch into place on your shoulders.

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