Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Update a borring Cardi & turn it into something GLAMOROUS**

Got a tired old borring cardi? Here's how you can turn into into something truely glamorous.

What you will needs:
  • 1 Cardi (colour of your choice)
  • Beads (colour and shape is completely up to you)
  • Thread (same colour as your cardi)
  • Beading needle
  • Sissors

How to:

Before you get stitching work out your design, draw it or tack it out with some bright coloured cotton. The design that I have used here is military inspired. I have used a long narrow bead and small round beads. But you can use what ever you fancy.

Straight stitch Diagram

Thread your needle and tie a knot in the bottom of the cotton to make sure that the thread doesnt pull right through

Using a straight stitch sew your beads one at a time carefully onto the fabric

Try not to show to much of the cotton thread on the top side of the fabric. You just want to show off the beads.

Tie off your thread firmly underneath when you are done.

Making your own is quiet simple as long as your comfortable with hand sewing. Remember to take your time.

Need some inspiration for design? Google "beading Ideas" there is quiet a few websites that have lots of ideas or just look around at typical clothing additions and mimic it as I have done. Perhaps you could stitch on swarovski crystals in a flower shape or even a lace pattern.

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