By Kelly Lee-Creel, Rebecca Söder
During this ebook, Kelly and Rebecca have captured the guts of social gatherings for specified occasions—expressing your love for friends and family within the DIY spirit of adorning, baking, and stitching. detect how effortless it may be to plot and create stylishly themed events for every age with out breaking the financial institution. have a good time sewing and crafting artistic décor tasks besides matching social gathering favors to your guests…plus, every one occasion topic comes with its personal signature dessert recipe. Dozens of stitching and no-sew initiatives for all ability degrees, starting from stylish and chic to festive and kooky.
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After all, why should the bride have all the fun? It’s hard not to feel beautiful when you are holding them. The ruffled tablecloth is inspired by frilly, frothy wedding dresses. At a bridal shower, no one wants to be without a ring, so we tied inexpensive toy versions to each of the napkins with ribbon. We sewed up simple gift boxes, which serve as both favors and place cards. Pattern and texture are introduced through the damask-patterned plates and “chargers” cut from fancy scrapbook papers.
This project is easier if you have a chair on hand for fittings while you sew. 62 Handmade Hostess a finished size: 53/4˝ × 43˝ spring Materials and Supplies Cutting Makes 1 obi wrap. * •• Green brocade fabric: 1/4 yard •• Green ribbon: Cut 2 pieces 23˝ long. (at least 45˝ wide) •• Green ribbon: 5/8˝ wide, 11/2 yards •• Blue ribbon: Cut 2 pieces 13˝ long. •• Blue ribbon: 1/4˝ wide, 1 yard for loops * If the fabric is 45˝ wide, do not trim this strip to 441/4˝ just yet. This will give you one less fraying edge to deal with.
Fold the strips in half lengthwise, right sides together, and stitch the long edge and a short end using a 1/4˝ seam allowance (Figure 6). Clip corners, turn, and press. Fold the raw edge of the tube under 1/4˝, and topstitch to close. Repeat to create 4 facings. Figure 5 5. Turn the overlay wrong side out and place it over the table. Pin a facing to each corner so that the bottom edge of the facing is even with the bottom edge of the overlay and the sides of the facing lie evenly on either side of the corner seam.