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Scallop Garland Tutorial

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Scallop Garland Tutorial

Remember the garland tutorial that I mentioned a few days ago?
Well, it's about to start - 3, 2, 1 .......0.

The first garlands that I made were white, but I used a really pretty orange for this tutorial because, well, it's pretty. And it shows up better in indoor pics than the white did.

First, cut (or tear) a few 1" strips of fabric.
Fold each strip in half, in half again and again and so forth, until there are 12 layers (I found that 12 was about all that I could cut through).
Cut your stacks of strips into 1 1/2" sections.
Trace a half circle onto the top layer. I used a spool of thread for this one, but I've used other things too.
And then, cut 'em out!

Next, you'll need your pile of half circles, 2 6" strips of ribbon, thread and scissors. And a sewing machine. That really helps too.

Take one of the ribbon strips, fold it in half and lay it on top of one of the half circles.
Lay another half circle on top of this stack, sandwiching the ribbon between two pieces of fabric.
Run this stack through the sewing machine and line continue to sew the half circles, making a line of scallops as you sew.
When you have achieved a length that you are happy with, make another fabric and ribbon sandwich and feed it through the machine, back stitch and cut the thread.
That's it!

What do you think, want to make one too?

 I'm linking this at some of these blogs - head on over and check 'em out!

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Blogger Jennifer @ Muse Lodge said...

I like this. This is going on my to-do seems so easy. :)

October 23, 2010 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger C.R.A.F.T. said...

pretty :) come on over and link up to MMM!

October 25, 2010 at 12:01 AM  
Blogger Amnah said...

Cute!! I love garlands.

October 25, 2010 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

What a fun idea. I love the color!

This week is my blog anniversary and I'm hosting a week's worth of great giveaways. Feel free to stop by if you'd like!

October 25, 2010 at 11:31 PM  
Blogger Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Very pretty! The color and the texture really liven up the cool blue/green/grey of your wall. Nice instructions, very clear!

October 31, 2010 at 1:09 PM  

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