Hello all! Hope you having a great week so far? I know I am J well, asides the too few hours the days seem to have.
So The tutorial we going to be having today is on how to create a neckpiece using fabric buttons and a minimal amount of beads and trimming, although I prefer to use more of the beads and trimming when making mine. With a bib neckpiece, trust me – u can jazz up a simple outfit ‘just like that!’ so without further ado, let’s get right to it.
scraps of fabric
now, out of nothing but sheer laziness, i'll show how to create the 'foundation' and then continue with a previous one I already had sewn because i really can't get on a machine right now :-)
they look like this basically after being sewn/before being embellished or accessorized - i'l be making use of the pink.
and from scratch.... fold a square piece of fabric in two, measurements would be determined by what size you actually want.
cut out a piece for the 'neckline'
cut a second piece which would act as the interfacing
iron on some stay to ensure thicknes
after this, u sew up the bottom curve all the way up, and insert string at the top. Please have a look at the finished ones above.
this is what it should look from the inside out, well, if you used white stay of course :-)
then you begin sewing on your buttons
roll up your fabric scraps thus...
and stitch to your bib, it should look this way
same goes for the trimming, only you roll it up in a circle
after you've stitched them all on - beads, buttons, fabric rolls, you should have something like this..notice the top is unfinished
stitch it up neatly in a hem and cover up with trimming or fabric which ever you want. I normally use decorative stitches though but they all serve the same purpose of giving a neat finish.
and here's our finished bib!!! have fun making yours and be sure to post pics! would love to see!
here's one I made recently...no buttons involved tough! :-)
I apologize for picture quality!