Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fairy Wings Makeover - a Tutorial

Halloween is just around the corner.  Do your fairy wings look old and worn out? (These wings had rips, runs, and stains.)  Has your little one seen too many flight hours in those old wings?  If so, I've figured out a way to give them a refresh.  

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1/2 yard of netting 
  • colored feathers
  • matching thread
  • hot glue
Let's get started:  
  1. Cut off all the old fabric from your wings.
  2. Lay one frame at a time on top of the netting. (Mine separated into four sections.)
  3. Layer the feathers on top of the netting.
  4. Carefully fold over another layer of netting so as not to disturb the feathers.
  5. Pin all around the feathers and all around the wire.
  6. Zig Zag with your largest stitch on your sewing machine, all around the wire frame.  Sew slowly, I broke a needle doing this part... be prepared!  (See below).
  7. With a straight stitch, sew around the feathers.
  8. Trim the excess netting around the outside of the wire frames.
  9. Arrange your wire wings back into place, attaching them with a little 1/8" elastic.
  10. Sew around the attached wires a piece of 2" - 3" ribbon.  
  11. Hot glue a few feathers onto the front of the wings.

Your wings now should be ready for more flying time. Let your child soar & have fun!

xoxo Grandma
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