Astar's Craft: Accessories for an Informal Summer Wedding
Accessories for an Informal Summer Wedding!
Featuring - 'yoyo' rosettes on hats, bags and handmade roses out of sea-grass matting
Last week we looked at how to make roses out of fabric which
were then used to embellish a hat... all very formal, but for those
of you looking for something more informal, the fabric 'yoyo'
rosettes or the roses made out of sea-grass matting might just be
what you are looking to make.
These little yoyo or puffed rosettes made from fabric look fabulous on any number of surfaces from hats, bags, around the neckline of a jacket, dress or cardigan.
Things to gather
Most materials can be found at Spotlight.
'Yoyo' maker. They come in various sizes, but for today's project you'll need the largest one.
Fabric from a dress or something to tone or match your outfit.
Cotton and a large eyed needle
Sharp cutting scissors
Embellishments like pearls or gems
Full easy to follow instruction can be found within the 'yoyo' packet
But basically, ensure that the outer disk is placed on top of fabric, then push the second disk down inside first. Cut away fabric a good cm away from outer edge of disk.
Thread needle with cotton, then working from the top down, push needle down the right sided hole coming up the left.
From the top you shouldn't see the thread.
Make sure you go the correct way otherwise you will not be able to pull finished threaded work off disk.
Once completed gently gather up thread to create a puffed rosette. Push needle down centre of rosette, and knot on the reverse.
Embellishing handbags/hats with rosettes
Things to gather
You will need needle and thread to match completed rosettes
Hot glue gun and sticks
Gems or buttons to embellish centers of rosettes
Natural fiber bag - sea-grass kite or similar
Version one - sea-grass back-pack bag
Place rosettes to run down length of bag, then glue pearls or gems into the centre of each&
Version two - clutch bag - dressed with lace and
matching smaller rosettes
I stitched wide lace to the face of the bag, then glued along the top edge smaller rosettes.
Because the bag is a natural grass colour, I further embellished the centre of each rosette with gold coloured pearls.
For those of you wanting something a little different and with all fibers matching, purchase a sea-grass matting bag along with several meters of matching 2" or 3" wide sea-grass tape
To make the rose
Roll to form a tight cigar shape one end of the tape and stitch the base closed.
Roll around cigar shape a looser curve then stitch down.
Continue rolling and stitching for another several turns until you have 3 or 4 curling out petals.
Now turn to fold a portion of tape back away on itself, and gently bring this back towards above petals. Stitch to hold in place. Continue turning folding and stitching& ensuring that as you proceed that the petals or folds increase in size.
Once you have achieved the size you require, cut, then bind edges before stitching closed.
Make a bow, pinch the centre then stitch to close. Cut two tails and stitch these behind pinched in area, then fix to face of bag. Place rose on top.
How to make an informal fascinator hat to complete
I used a black fascinator base, then take a meter of black soft tuelle.
Form a firm knot about 16cm in on both ends.
At what will be the back, hand stitch knot down, now bring the other longer portion over top of fascinator, then back underneath base to meet up with first.
Once in place you should have two 16cm tails protruding out the back, and several cm protruding out the front.
Make a bow with small tails from the same fabric as your outfit.
Stitch this down on top of knots.
Further embellish with feathers to tone or match
Or make smaller roses out of the sea-grass tape, and fix these along with a bow to tuelle covered hat
Or glue several different sized fabric rosettes to hat as your focal
(Broadcast 13 September 2012)