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Materials

  • 3m medium weight felt
  • 2m party dot fabric
  • 1 bag of polyester fill
  • 2m of sequin elastic
  • 1m of elastic (optional)
  • thread
  • scissors
  • sewing machine

Instructions

Step 1
  1. Prepare your felt by cutting to the desired length, the 3m will be your width. Draw a line 2 1/2″ wide on the short edge. Draw two more lines 2 1/2″ wide each.
Step 2

2. Fold the felt along the line you just drew. Finger press a crease.

Step 3

3. Edgestitch along the crease all the way down. Fold the second line in the opposite direction and begin edge stitching at the top and working down to a 5/8″ stitch at the bottom. On the third line fold it in the same direction as the first and edgestitch. Use your 3 pleats to measure the next pleats and alternate from just edge stitching on one pleat and then edge stitching at the top to 5/8″ at the bottom on the next pleat. This will create accordion pleats with the bottom of the felt leaning inwards.

Step 4

4. Fold your short edges together and zigzag stitch to finish.

5. Measure the desired length of your suspenders and cut the length from your sequin elastic. Zigzag stitch in place on the top edge of your felt cupcake liner.

step 6

6. For the top of the cupcake we are going to draft a circle skirt. Measure the width of your body where the top of the cupcake will sit. We chose the top of the bust. To create your circle follow the below directions.

  • Width example = 36″
  • Calculate the radius. r= width/2(3.14)
    r=36/6.28
    r=5.73
  • Using this radius draw a circle and cut out a quarter of it.
  • Fold your fabric in half selvedges together and then fold it raw edges together so you have four layers of fabric.
  • Place your pattern piece on the corner of the fabric, pin in place and cut.

7. Measure as far down as the fabric will allow and draw the outer edge of your circle.

Step 8

8. Cut the edge of the circle. You will now have a piece of fabric that looks like a donut.

Step 9

9. Sew two gather edges on the bottom edge of the circle and begin gathering.

Step 10

10. Gather until the bottom edge is the same size as your smaller edge. Stitch with right sides together the gathered circle to the smaller circle leaving a 5″ opening.

Step 11

11. Stuff your cupcake top with polyester fill until the desired fullness is reached.

Step 12

12. Take your width and subtract 2″, cut this length from the remainder of your sequin elastic and stitch the ends right sides together.

13. Sew your sequin elastic to the inner circle of your cupcake, stretching slightly as you go. If your top isn’t quite tight enough you can add elastic to the sequin elastic.

Cupcake Costume

https://youtu.be/aP9STjaQsrI

Hop right into the Charleston with our DIY Flapper Girl Costume. The perfect costume for a Halloween party. Easy to make and customize to your liking.

Flapper Girl

Materials

  • Old dress
  • 8+metres of fringe (Measure the widest part of your garment and multiple by the number of rows you want.)
  • 0.5m elastic sequin
  • Buttons, decals, or jewels to decorate the headband
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Begin marking your dress with lines where you will place the fringe.

2. Mark at an equal distance all the way down the neck leaving a small overlap for the fringe.

3. Flip the dress over and continue marking on the back of the dress.

4. Place the fringe on the line and pin it into place. Stitch across the top of the fringe overlapping at the side. Cut where the fringe overlaps.

5. Repeat step 4 on all of the lines until you reach the bottom.

6. Measure your head and cut the elastic sequin to that length. Match your ends right sides together and zigzag stitch together. Add buttons, decals and jewels as you desire.

https://youtu.be/qYfPFN00_AI

Flapper Girl

Release the magic of Halloween with this DIY Genie Costume. Tulle is used to create the illusion of smoke and our free Genie Lamp pattern is used to create a stuffed Genie Lamp. We chose to use McCalls 7340 pattern to create a blue bodysuit, for the base of the costume. Add trims and beads as you desire to dress up the costume as you desire.

Materials

  • 3m white tulle
  • 1m elastic band
  • 0.5m gold foil fabric
  • 0.5m trim (used for hair accessories)
  • OPTIONAL: McCalls 7340 and material
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Safety Pins

Instructions

1. Gather the short edge of your tulle, keep it folded so there are two layers.

2. Measure your waistband to your waist and cut to fit. Sew the gathered tulle to the edge of the elastic waistband.

3. ZigZag stitch the edge of your waistband together.

4. Place your waistband on a mannequin, model or yourself in front of a mirror. Start to create tufts of fabric, pinning in place. Create the shape of smoke coming from the Genie Lamp. Once you are happy with the shape tack in place with thread.

5. Trace and cut out the Genie Lamp from the gold foil

6. ZigZag stitch around the Genie Lamp leaving a small opening on the base of the lamp.

7. Stuff your Genie lamp with polyester fill

8. Hand stitch the bottom of the genie lamp closed.

DIY Sewing Caddy

Whether you are looking for a mat to avoid your machine slipping or need some accessible storage, this sewing caddy is perfect for any sewing room! It’s easy to make and will leave you feeling organized and ready to sew.

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