Bangles

In this project inexpensive plastic bangles are customized by being wrapped in an assortment of bias bindings and tapes before being decorated with flosses, sequins, buttons, and braids to create an armful of color. You can also use strips of printed fabrics, plain, and decorative ribbons to wrap bangles. Three plastic bangles in various widths wrapping will make them slightly smaller, so make sure they will be large enough to go over your hand easily Approximately 39 in. (1 m) of bias binding...

Free Machine Embroidery On Dissolvable Film

One of the most interesting ways of using the free machine embroidery process is to stitch onto dissolvable fabrics and films. There are several kinds, but they are all made of a type of fiber or plastic that will dissolve in water. Build up a network of stitches over the surface of a thick-weight dissolvable film, making sure that each line of stitch is connected with another. (Thinner films will need to be put in an embroidery hoop, but using a thicker-weight film means that you don't need a...

Cherry blossom

Fabric Wrapped Necklace

Approximately 23X x 3 in. 60 x 8 cm of pale-pink silk fabric Hand embroidery flosses in green and pink Small scraps of green silk brocade fabric 1 If you are using cardstock circles to make the pompoms, draw the outer circles with in. 2 cm radii and the inner circles with a in. 1 cm radius. Transfer the leaf template onto the cardstock and cut it out. Using scissors or the rotary cutter, cut the pink silk into in. 1 cm strips. You will need eight strips of silk, each 23Vi in. 60 cm long, to...

Detached chain stitch

Bring the needle and floss up through the fabrics. Take the needle back down where it came out and bring the tip up through the fabrics a short distance away. Take the floss under the tip of the needle, then pull the needle and floss through to form a loop. Complete the stitch by taking the needle over the end of the loop and down through the fabrics to make a tiny holding stitch. 7 Work French knots at the top and down the sides of the third stem to create seeds.

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Teresa Searl Corded Necklace

Materials 10 equipment 13 processes 14 the projects 16 vintage rose cuff and choker 26 floral key ribbon 30 bollywood iPod case 34 seed head brooch 40 childhood memories bracelet 48 button earrings 52 mother-of-pearl bracelet 56 yo-yo neckpiece 58 yo-yo corsage 62 In the last few years, designers have increasingly used textile processes and materials to produce beautiful jewelry pieces incorporating texture and color, and bringing a craft aesthetic to high fashion. Making jewelry from textiles...

Eight Circles Of Various Sizes

Yos And Fabric Patchwork

Yo-yos are a traditional patchwork technique in which circles of fabric are gathered around the outer Approximately 13 x 60 in. 33 x 1.5 m of each of five gauzy dress fabrics such as viscose, polyester or silk chiffon in your chosen colors 19 buttons in toning colors and a variety of sizes One large button for fastening Matching polyester sewing threads Dressmaking mannequin if you have one has been used to create a neckpiece that is embellished further with toning buttons. This neckpiece would...

Teresa searle

Teresa Searle

Above This pretty bracelet is made from buttons sewn onto 39 in. 1 m of suede tape, which is wound around the wrist to produce an eclectic piece of jewelry. A loop is sewn at one end of the tape so the bracelet can be fastened using the first button. See page 54 for instructions. Above This pretty bracelet is made from buttons sewn onto 39 in. 1 m of suede tape, which is wound around the wrist to produce an eclectic piece of jewelry. A loop is sewn at one end of the tape so the bracelet can be...