April 15, 2010

Tab-ulous Details

Thank you all SO much for your kind response to our hair accessories!  I feel like I've got a team cheering me on!  Thanks, guys!  As I mentioned, Loopdeelou should be up and running online next week.

Today we're doing a simply sewing project that can be used in a few different places.  We're making tabs.  I saw a sweater at Anthro a few months ago that looked like this and I thought I'd add tabs to the sweater I already had to spice it up a bit.  You can also use these tabs on sleeves, as I did HERE.  (And no, this isn't the only fabric I have.  I just like it a lot.)


So, here we go.

1) Cut out four strips of fabric, all the same size.  (Mine were 2.5 inches by 6.5 inches.)


2) Sew them together, leaving out one side to invert.  Clip your corners, invert, sew the open end, and press your tabs with an iron.


3) Put on your shirt and pin the tabs exactly where you want them to go.  Stitch them on with a few stitches (where the button will conceal them).


4) Sew on your buttons.  You're done!

So, no more mirror pictures.  I figured out how to use the timer on my camera.  (I know you're all relieved!)


This project took almost no time and now my cardigan is a little more exciting.  I love little details on clothing!  They can make all the difference.

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