Friday, February 7, 2014

Bonus Mission: Episode 5

Each episode, we are adding a new feature which will send viewers here, to our blog, to learn a new craft that ties into the video craft. Each bonus craft will be a written tutorial with photos as seen below. Our most recent episode was about Star Trek wearables. We made rockabilly scarves for the ladies and neck ties for the guys. In our bonus craft, we're making bow ties and barrettes. 

 Star Trek Bow Tie Instructions:

Step 1:
Take a half a yard of Star Trek fabric and cut a rectangle out of it that is approximately 6" by 4.5"

Step 2: Fold the fabric in half lengthwise and sew around the edges of the rectangle making sure 1" is not sewn. 

Step 3: Find the center of the rectangle and push the top and bottom of the rectangle into a bow shape. Pinch the middle. You can also put a few stitches in the center to secure or sew/glue a piece of fabric to make a band to cover the center. 

Step 4: Sew a skinny piece of elastic to the back to form a band that is wide enough to fit around your neck. Make it tight enough to stay up, but lose enough so it's not choking you. OR you can buy bow tie clips here:

Star Trek Hair Bow Barrette 

Step 1:
Cut a piece of fabric to your desired size. Hair bows can be made tiny or oversized, it's totally up to you! 

Step 2:
Fold the edges of your fabric (you can glue or sew them if you desire - not needed)

Step 3:
Fold your fabric into thirds

Step 4: 
Stitch (or glue) the edges together (I used a single stitch on either side to keep it simple). 

Step 5:
Gather your bow at the mid point and arrange in a way that you like. 

Step 6:
Sew (or glue) the new gather. If desired you can cut a small strip of fabric and fold it to wrap around the middle of the bow. Sew that in place 

Step 7:
Heat up your glue gun and glue the barrette onto the back. You can use a smaller clip or bobby pin for tiny bows. 

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