By Jana Freiband
Artistic steel paintings Made Simple
Fabulous works of steel paintings don't require dear fabrics, risky instruments, or exact protection equipment. usual copper tubing and rolls of sheet copper can be found at any ironmongery shop or domestic middle, and will be used for an enormous variety of smart and artistic craft goods. Crafting with Copper supplies readers whole plans and instructions for 27 easy-to-build initiatives they'll be proud to demonstrate in domestic and backyard, or provide away as gifts.
Working with copper is a remarkably effortless craft-one that might introduce readers to the glorious international of artistic steel paintings and construct self assurance of their talents. delicate and bendable but inflexible sufficient to carry its form, copper items should be formed with basic cuttings instruments and inexpensive propane torches, or prepare with screws or glue.
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3. Fold up hem of each skirt twice and sew. For C, attach bias tape for ribbon casing to the overskirt and insert ribbon. 4. Create waist casing. Leave opening for elastic and stitch. 5. Match waists of overskirt and underskirt and attach waist casing. 6. Insert elastic into waist casing and stitch to secure. 5) in (cm) 1 Fold 2 (5) Waist casing cut 2 6 8½ (21) 11 (28) 12 (30) 13 (33) in (cm) Fold 7⁄8 (2) Waist casing cut 2 5 4 Garment R Back 22 (56)/22½ (57)/23 (58)/23¼ (59) in (cm) Front 21¼ (54)/21¾ (55)/22 (56)/22½ (57) in (cm) Garment C Double-layered skirt (with ribbons) 8½ (21) 11 (28) 12 (30) 13 (33) in (cm) Back 22 (56)/22½ (57)/23 (58)/23¼ (59) in (cm) Front 21¼ (54)/21¾ (55)/22 (56)/22½ (57) in (cm) • Main fabric—plain black lawn 45 in (110cm) wide—36/50/52/56 in (90/120/130/140cm) • Elastic 1 in (2cm) wide—17½/18½/19½/20½ in (44/46/49/52cm) • There is no pattern given for this garment.
For pocket positioning, make marks on the left and right edges of where the pocket should go; for tucks, mark four points: left and right start points and left and right end points. Match right and left points and sew from start to end points at a regular width using the measurements on the sewing machine feed plate as a guide (see right). Sections that require drafting of precise lines are explained on instruction pages. indd 36 4/28/14 11:37 AM Sewing Note [making the next steps fun] MARK MEASUREMENTS ON THE SEWING MACHINE SEWING KNIT FABRIC Knit fabric should only be sewn using needles, thread and adhesive interfacing especially for that purpose.
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Crafting With Copper: 27 Creative Projects for Home & Garden by Jana Freiband