Sorry to keep you all waiting. I know some of you have been looking forward to this tutorial all week! The sew-along was moving along so well and then of course, the whole family came down with the shopping cart cooties. I’m sure most of you know the one I mean, where everyone starts coughing, sneezing, and pretty much covering every single symptom on the side of a Nyquil bottle.
It’s definitely no fun, so thanks for being patient with me!
What you’ll need:
fleece – fiberfill – a needle and thread – a lighter – fold over elastic
– Make sure you un-check the “fit to page” box when printing the pattern.
-You can substitute 1/4″ or 1/2″ elastic if you don’t have any foe.
-I’m using a sharpie so you can see the lines more easily, but if you want them to be invisible go with your
Pilot Frixion pens
, and use a hair dryer to erase the lines. (Remember to hold it at least a foot away!)
Print out the pattern and tape the parts together. If you want to print two copies and tape them together in
the center, you might have an easier time making the pieces symmetrical than trying to cut them on a fold.
A giant thank you to Ant for making all the printables for this costume!
Trace and cut out your pattern being sure to include the three dots on each side.
Pin the two wing pieces right sides together leaving three small gaps along the bottom edge.
One in the center, one to the far left, and one to the far right like those pictured above.
I’ve marked the inner feathers so you can see how far to the left and right they need to be.
Stitch around the edge at 1/4″. You’ll need to go very slowly using the hand-wheel to work around the curves.
Every few stitches stop with the needle down, lift the presser foot, and pivot the fabric to help keep it on track.
Honestly, this row alone takes me about 10 minutes. And that’s even after plenty of practice
since I’ve already made more than a half dozen. Just take it slow.
When you come to a point, aim for the top edge of the dot. Pivot the fabric and make one stitch that jumps from the top of the dot to the bottom. This will make it easier to clip the points without accidently cutting through the stitches.
Clip the corners, trim the curves, and flip the wings right side out.
Top-stitch around the edge at 1/4″ again.
This time you don’t need to make any extra stitches at the points, just sew straight in and back out.
Line the feather template up with your top-stitching along the upper edge and trace.
Top-stitch along these lines on each side. Start with the first few stitches
overlapping the outside row of stitching and work your way down.
Stuff the three sections working the fluff deep into the separate feathers.
Use a ladder stitch to close up the openings.
Push the stuffing back away from the seam, and use a few pins to keep the edge flat.
Top-stitch along the bottom edge.
Cut two pieces of elastic long enough to stretch around your child’s shoulder.
Use the lighter to seal the ends, and fold them under about 1/4 inch or so.
If you don’t have a kid handy, 9 inches long has worked well for me for a 3-4yr old size.
Hand stitch the ends of the elastic at the top and bottom where the inner and outer feathers meet.
Now you’ve got an awesome pair of wings.
Go ahead and try them on!
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