So this month over on http://www.prettygirlssew.com, the challenge was to create a fascinator. Sounds fab right?! They were made popular being worn at the Kentucky Derby and most recently the quirky styles we’ve seen over in England.
To be honest, I hate wearing anything on my head whether it’s a hat, beanie, or whatever. No matter what it is, I don’t like it. But ofcourse, this year is all about stepping out of my comfort zone so I had to do it. Over on http://www.prettygirlssew.com we suggested a pattern if you didn’t know how to go about making one on your own; Burda 7116.I, on the other hand, did not use the pattern because for some reason I could not find this pattern for sale anywhere. So I kinda had to wing it. As I was winging it, I created a step by step picture tutorial for you so that you can see what I did. I think it came out ok. I kinda felt like Lady Gaga. LOL! Definitley send me a pic on Instagram (@CheapbutChic) or Facebook (CheapbutChic) if you have created one.
Scissors or Rotary Cutter
Heavy Weight Crafting Fabric Stabilizer
Craft Glue or Sewing Machine
WHAT I DID:
Step 1: Cut out strip for the bow
Step 2: Cut out Strip for middle of bow
Step 3: Determine size I want fascinator to be with stabilizer
Step 4: 2 circles from felt, 1 circle from stablizer. Cut slit halfway down center of all circles
Step 5: Sandwich circles together, stabilizer in center. Overlap slit and stitch or glue around edge.
Step 6: Create bow by folding over 3 even layers of bow strip, then take skinny strip and wrap around the middle. Stitch or glue in place.
Step 7: Stitch or glue bow over the overlapped portion of the hat to hide imperfection. Done!
To attach to your head, use fascinator pins or clips. Not too difficult right?!