Embroidery Library

Fashion Wrap

 

Free project instructions to make a fashionable wrap!
Wrap yourself in style with
a fabulous fashion wrap!

Choose your favorite borders and corners to make this wrap uniquely yours. It drapes beautifully, and has lovely, contemporary appeal.

Read on for the steps for making your own wrap!
 

Free project instructions to make a fashionable wrap!


Supplies Needed:

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2 3/8 yards lightweight
  cotton fabric (I used linen)


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Medium weight cutaway
  stabilizer or lightweight
  cutaway stabilizer (I prefer
  Floriani's No Show Mesh)


**Temporary spray adhesive

**Air-erase pen or
  dressmaker's pencil (for
  marking and placement)

 



Designs Used:

I used the large size of the Celtic Thistle Circle, the extra extra large size of the Celtic Thistle Spray, and the large size of the Celtic Thistle Corner 1.

Special Project Notes:
I embroidered the designs on lightweight linen fabric. I chose linen because it drapes well, and it also has a tight weave, making it a sturdy fabric choice.

Use a cutaway stabilizer when embroidering on linen. I used Floriani's No Show Mesh Sheer Cutaway. This stabilizer is soft, so it helps the fabric to drape beautifully. Also, it's available in black, which matched well with my black fabric.

Finished Size:  80" wide by 23" high

 


Free project instructions to make a fashionable wrap!
 

To get started, cut a piece of the fabric to 82" wide by 25" high and lay the fabric flat with the right side facing up and one of the long side edges facing you. Using an air-erase pen or water soluble pencil, measure and mark the top center along the long top edge of the fabric by measuring and dividing by two (this area will become the back of the wrap).

Create paper templates of the designs by printing them at full size using embroidery software. See these handy instructions for more information about making and using templates.

Place the template onto the fabric with the top axis point aligned with the center mark on the fabric. Move the template straight down so that there is about 4 1/2" in between the top edge of the design and the top edge of the fabric. Poke a hole in the center of the template and mark the fabric. Also, mark the horizontal and vertical axis points.
 



Free project instructions to make a fashionable wrap!
 

Remove the template and draw lines connecting the marks.



Free project instructions to make a fashionable wrap!
 

Spray a piece of cutaway stabilizer with temporary adhesive and smooth the fabric on top. Hoop the fabric and stabilizer together by aligning the marks on the hoop with the lines on the fabric.



Free project instructions to make a fashionable wrap!
 

Attach the hoop to the machine and load the design. Move the hoop so that the needle is directly aligned with the center point on the fabric. Embroider the design.



Free project instructions to make a fashionable wrap!
 
When the design has finished, trim away the excess stabilizer on the backside of the embroidery leaving about 1/2" excess behind. Also, if you like you can trim away any long threads on the backside of the embroidery - be careful to not cut too close to the stitches as they could be cut and unravel.


Free project instructions to make a fashionable wrap!
 
Once again, lay the fabric flat with the right side facing up. Position the fabric so that the back design is along the right side of the fabric and the short end is facing you (this end will be the front left side of the wrap.

I positioned two templates (a border and corner design) along the bottom right corner of the fabric with the vertical axis points aligned. I also positioned the designs with the bottom edge of the bottom design about 4" up from the bottom edge of the fabric and with the right sides of the designs about 2" in from the right side of the fabric.

Mark the templates as you did earlier, remove the templates, and draw lines connecting the marks.
 



Free project instructions to make a fashionable wrap!
 
Hoop the fabric with stabilizer as you did earlier, load the first design, align the needle with the center point on the fabric, and embroider the design. When the design has finished, unhoop the fabric and then rehoop for the remaining design(s). The first design might be hooped over and this is ok - the design will not be damaged by the hoop. When all the designs have finished, trim away the excess stabilizer and long threads at the backside of the embroidery.


Free project instructions to make a fashionable wrap!
 
To embroider the opposite side (right side) of the front of the wrap, lay the fabric flat with the right side facing up and the back design along the left side of the fabric.

Position the designs at the bottom left corner of the fabric with the bottom edge of the designs about 4" up from the bottom edge of the fabric and with the left edges of the designs about 2" in from the left side of the fabric.

Mark the fabric, hoop the fabric with stabilizer, and embroider the fabric just as you did earlier.


Free project instructions to make a fashionable wrap!
 
Now that the all the designs are complete it is time to hem the wrap.

First fold the long side edges over 1/2" to the wrong side and press with an iron. Fold the edges over again 1/2" to the wrong side and press. Sew a seam along the inner edge of the folds. Hem the short ends just as you did the long side edges. And your wrap is complete!


See the examples below for ideas on how to wear the wrap in a variety of ways to add warmth and elegance to any outfit. Experiment with different fabrics and designs to top off your ensemble!
 

 
Free project instructions to make a fashionable wrap!
 
 
 

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