Advice 1: How to sew a Cape with a hood

Even in ancient times, Cape with a hood has taken a worthy place in the wardrobe of men and women, ordinary people and the nobility, military and Church clergy. The cloak was worn for different purposes: for some, it's protection from rain, wind, and others - an indicator of rank and status. In the modern world, the Cape with hood is widely used as everyday wear or as part of an evening ensemble.
How to sew a Cape with a hood
Take a piece of fabric and draw a circle whose radius is equal to the length of your wrap, and the diameter of the second circle, drawn from the same point as the first, is equal to the volume of the head, plus 4-5 inches - it will be the neck. Cut and cut it in half with the front part.For the hood, cut two squares are 40 cm and please zakruglenie on each square of the two angles.
Now you can gather the Cape. The hood can be made in two ways. The first method: fold two pieces, right sides inside, sew and finish piping.The second method is: fold the wrong side inside, sew on the front side, turn and sew the seam slightly wider to hide the previous seam and not let the thread to sleep.
To sew the hood and attach it to the Cape, the length of the bottom of the hood should equal the neck of the Cape, sew with bias binding or in the same sequence as collected by the hood.
You can now process the edges. Treat them with bias binding or twice podrachivaya and route line.
To the edges of the neck capes sew the clasp - it can be lace, loop and button, button to cloak securely held on your shoulders.If you need a Cape with sleeves, then the pattern can be done differently. Fold the fabric four times, draw on it half of the kimono, cut the corner - the future neck cut out kimono, cut the shelf in half. The side in this wrap process as well as the hood.
To make the cloak more interesting, add a little imagination. The bottom of your zipper before treatment can be rounded, hem can sew lace. Sew around the edge of the hood, beads, pearls - and you have an evening wrap, glue the rhinestones - you have a glamorous piece, robe of thick fabric can be finished with fur, for a child, stick the application with his favorite hero. And if you run a Cape made of polyethylene, then you have exclusive raincoat.

Advice 2: How to sew a Cape on a chair

The upholstery wears out faster than the frame. To hide the defects of upholstery sturdy furniture, sew for her removable covers. In addition, these capes will help protect a new seat or to fit it into the interior if the color scheme was chosen poorly.
How to sew a Cape on a chair
You will need
  • paper;
  • pencil;
  • - the range;
  • - scissors;
  • cloth;
  • - threads;
  • - a sewing machine.
Remove the measurements from the chair. To do this the measuring tape. Write down all the parameters.
Draw a scan of a chair (without legs). This will be the pattern for the capes. In the center of the figure must be a square seat. To the upper faces build out a rectangle of the backrest ( the backrest height when you do this, add approximately 15 cm), and on the sides twice the height of the handles of the chair. To the bottom of the square seat pririsuyte rectangle, if you want the cloak slightly covered the chair legs in front.
To all faces of the resulting polygon add 1.5-2 cm seam. Cut out the pattern and transfer it to the fabric.
Choose the fabric for cloaks, focusing on the overall style, which is decorated room, where there will be a chair. You can enter a subject into the interior, selecting the cushion material, the color of which is close to the shade of the walls and upholstery. You can also pick up a contrasting option to the chair was an accent in the interior. Note the density of the material (it should not break or deteriorate after a few months of operation) and tactile sensations from it.
Attach the pattern to the fabric with the help of English pins. Due to this, the template will not move during operation, and therefore the proportions of the parts are not distorted. Cut out.
Fold the material edge on all sides around the perimeter for 1.5-2 cm, which was retained as the allowance. Bending the material twice, sew it on the sewing machine zigzag stitch. Not to doubt the integrity of the lines, the bending can be pre-iron iron or tack by hand.
Choose a silk ribbon or lace matching the fabric capes in color. Throw the workpiece on a chair. Mark the places where should be placed the ties on the corners of the capes on the back that will be on the back side. In front of the back - in spots, which will be located opposite the newly marked. On the same principle, mark the locations for the ribbons on the outer and inner sides of the handles of the chair.
Sew ribbon to wrong side of the product. Tying them in pairs, you will secure the cloak on the chair.

Advice 3: How to sew a quilt on the sofa

Buying new furniture, a person usually expects that she will serve long enough to be as beautiful and clean as on display. But the fabric gets dirty very quickly, and change the trim activity is quite time-consuming. It is easier to make a beautiful cushion sofa and armchairs. Of course, you can buy the regular covers. But if to sew the Cape itself, you can do it from the same fabric as the curtains and it will make the interior more refined.
To the sofa were beautiful - sew him a Cape
You will need
  • Curtain fabric — 1 or 2 the length of the sofa, depending on the width
  • Fringe around the perimeter of the sofa
  • Sewing machine, needles, thread
  • Tailor's ruler and square
Measure the length of the sofaand the width of the unassembled. The length of the cushion should match the length of the sofa, and the width should be greater than 15-20 inches on each side. If the fabric is narrow, take 2 or even 3 of the rectangle equal to the length of the sofa. Cloth sew underwear seam. From the wide tissue take one cloth strictly according to the standards.
Around the perimeter make the hem about 2 cm and prostrochite and zautyuzhte. Baste to wrong side and pristrochite fringe. It can be either around the perimeter or only along the length. Fringe you can buy, but you can crochet. Depending on your preferences, select it in the matching fabric or some element of the picture, or contrasting.
A Cape can be issued differently, making the sides of the ruffles. For the ruffles you will need a strip of cloth, equal 1, 5-2 perimeter sofa. It can be made from separate pieces. Stitch strip sewn with a serger or by hand, lay the pleats. Pristrochite and baste the ruffle to the wrong side wraps. On the front side in the edge pristrochite tape matching fabric or contrasting.
Useful advice
You can sew the same capes and chairs, and even chairs. If the sofa cushions, along with the Cape, you can sew covers for the pillows. If the pillow is thin, then cut out the rectangle. Its width equal to the width of the cushion and the length is 2 times longer, plus allowances for seams. Fold the rectangle in half across the width, sew the side seams. Remove, vsheyte in the unsewn side of the zipper and insert the pillow. Pattern cover for the large cushion is a 2 rectangle, the length and width of the pillow and tape. The length of the tape corresponds to the perimeter, and width — thickness pillow.

You can go the other way is to stitch on the sofa two covers, for top and for bottom. Cut so that the width of the panels was 1, 5 times the width of the sofa, as the top panel should go to the back, and the lower almost to the floor.
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