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Monday, 17 December 2007

Star costume tutorial - step 4 pin together and sew front

Originally uploaded by Cloth cat
Take one silver star and lay face down. Now lay a one of the interfacing stars on it followed by one of the batting stars. Pin the layers together securely then baste around the edges of the star to hold the layers together.

Now take the backing material star and place it on the silver material 'front to front', pin together and stitch round the edges leaving one edge open to turn the star the right way out. Once you've stitched round the edges, clip off any excess round the curves to reduce bulkiness (you can see pictures of how to do this in this bag tutorial from U-handbag: http://u-handbag.typepad.com/uhandblog/2007/03/rather_sexy_wri.html ). Once you done that, you can turn the star the right way out using your fingers or something pointy like a pen (with the lid on) to push out the corners.

Now fold the open edge over (so it's like the other edges) and pin it in place. Normally I would say give it an iron to keep it in place, but I tried that the first time and it melted the silver fabric DOH! I guess it'll depend on what type of fabric you are using. Now top sew all the way around the outside of the star to give it a nice neat edge.

Voila you have created your first star. Now repeat this all again with the second lot of star shaped materials to make the other star.

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