Pharaoh’s Bib: a DIY photo tutorial
August 18, 2012
It is my habit to only make one costume a year for book week and for all the rest to come from our dress-up box…. or someone else’s.
This keeps the cost and stress down, and helps the kids get creative about which character they want to be.
I though, just in time for this year I would share a tutorial of how I made the bib.
If you want to create one and don’t sew, you can follow the along, but just use cardboard as the base and instead of stitching the finishes on, use glue. If you do it this way there is no need for lining or binding and would be much less time consuming.
So with no further chatter……..
The Pharaoh Bib Tutorial
What you will need
- Cardboard or paper to make pattern
- base fabric ( I used blue velvet) a rich colour is best
- lining fabric (I used gold satin)
- bias binding (again gold)
- Iron-on stiff interfacing
- Large gold sequins
- Gold wool
- Gold thread
- Gold fabric paint tube
- Contrasting fabric to reverse applique (I used a gold silk)
- pencil, scissors, sewing machine and thread.
How to do it.
1. Start with a rectangle approx 42cm x 18cm
4. Cut another of these pattern pieces in the same way for both your lining and interfacing. You should now have 3 different coloured fabrics (base, lining and interfacing) all the same shape.
6. Put your lining to one side and just work with your base cloth (blue) and your interfacing now.
Iron the interfacing to your base cloth (wrong side of base fabric to shiny side of interfacing) using a dry iron.
7. Transfer your design onto the interfacing.
13. Turn bib so that the wrong sides are together. Give it a really good press with the iron. Be careful of the sequins as they can melt! Best to iron from the lining side.
Pin lining and base bib together at neck edge and outside edge.
15. Using slip stitch, hand sew the bias binding down on the lining side. Tie a knot in the neck edge bias strings to secure.
To complete the costume use the fabric and decorations you have left over to make a headband and armbands. Strips which velcro together. Wear over a long thin white dress (or a white sheet worn in a cylinder shape) with a straight black wig and go nuts with the eye make-up.
Let me know how you go. I’d love to see your creations.