Wrapped Wreath Tutorial
Sunday, November 7, 2010
I've been really admiring all the beautiful yarn wrapped wreaths everyone has been making, so I decided I'd use my plain wreath form and make one myself. I got started wrapping and after about 5 minutes, realized I did not have the patience (or attention span) to complete it. Not wanting to let the wreath go to waste, I started brainstorming and decided to still make a wrapped wreath but with vintage sheets.
I had a big pile of the little skinny bottom hems from when I tear up my sheets. I knew I'd eventually find a use for them. This wreath could be made with vintage sheet bottom hems like mine, or with leftover binding, ribbon, or fabric strips.
If you'd like to learn more about working with vintage sheets, check out my post: How to Identify, Shop for and Sew with Vintage Sheets.
- 12" Foam wreath form (like this one)
- 10-20 yards of either vintage sheet hems, leftover binding, 1" fabric strips or ribbon*
- Masking Tape
- Straight pins
*More or less depending on how tightly you want to wrap.
1. Choose your wrapping material. If you'd like to use fabric yardage for this project, cut a minimum of (10) 2" strips the entire width of your fabric. Then fold each strip in half lengthwise, ironing as you fold. This will give you one raw edge and one finished edge just like the sheet hems. Or, if you'd like some raw edges, you could always cut 1" strips instead. If you're using vintage sheet hems, be sure to trim the excess sheet close to the hem!
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