Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Creatives Tuesdays: DIY Fringe Garland

Hi loves! Wow its been a super busy week! We got our hands full with the next upcoming issue - stay tuned aight. Anyways we're back to Creatives Tuesdays postings - and this gona be our last Creatives for 2011. And yay to 2012 - as we got plenty more to come! So, today's entry credits to Jenny, who showed us how to make a fabric fringe garland. For those of you who loves to keep their wedding simple & sweet; here's a head start --  Just in time before the holidays :)
 garland wedding ideas
What you’ll need:
- 2 yards of fabric
- Spool of matching thread
- Pinking shears
- Sewing machine
- 2 – 1 yard pieces of coordinating ribbon

 diy fabric garland wedding
Instructions:
Step 1. Fold fabric in half with cut ends together. Fold in half again, bringing cut ends up to folded edge. Fabric will be about 18” wide on the shortest width.
Step 2. Lay fabric flat on a table. Using the pinking shears, trim the selvedge edge of fabric off. Continue to cut 2” strips of fabric, parallel to shortest end (selvedge end). You will end up with strips 2” x 6 ft long. Cut 4 strips.
Step 3. Take the 4 strips and unfold. Layer them on top of each other. Trim ends square.
Step 4. Fold one piece of ribbon in half. Insert folded end about 1” in between end of strips. (2 layers on top and 2 layers on the bottom)
 fluffly fabric garland
Step 5. Set sewing machine to zigzag stitch, adjust length of stitch to .70 ( or about <1) Starting at ¼” from the end of the strips, sew down the center of them, all 6 ft.
Step 6. Stop about 2” from the end of the length, trim even, and insert second folded ribbon end like Step 4. Sew to ¼” from end. Trim excess threads.
Step 7. Using pinking shears, cut perpendicular to the stitch about ½” to ¾” apart, be very careful not to cut into the stitching.
Step 8. Repeat down the length of the garland, on both sides.
 DIY fabric garland
Enjoy! Repeat with remaining fabric. 2 yards will make four 6’ garlands. Customize with coordinating colors and patterns. Save garlands for future celebratory moments (birthdays, anniversaries, babies…)

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