This is a DIY post of making two patch worked trims, beaded yo-yo patchwork and ruffle motif work. These patchwork trims are my creation inspired by yo-yo patchwork.
Hey, Tantu Enthusiast!
What’s up? We are shivering by the sudden arrival of winter here in Pune. All day I have to be covered by sweater and scarf. Tap water and ice water feel alike to me! How is it there? I hope it is manageable.
Fine! Now, we have to go back to the new DIY which I am excited to share with you. Are you? First, let me show you how these trims look.
I hope now you are excited as well. Let’s proceed.
Materials I Used:
Sequin worked chiffon fabric with all over buttas and a floral motif. I had cut the buttas into individual round pieces with about 1 ½ inch radius. I had also cut the floral motif shaping as its outline keeping about 1inch extra.
- Matching colour thread
- Trimming shears
- Large beads
Beaded Yo-yo Patchwork
I finished the motif edges by burning. Burning method is suitable for almost all the synthetics. I lighted the candle. I passed the motif edge through the flame edge. I took care to burn the edge evenly. It is possible by holding the fabric edge to the flame uniformly for same time.
I basted along the finished fabric edge with small even running stitches. Large stitches didn’t look good on chiffon. Very small stitches also didn’t give desired gathered effect.
After completing basting, I pulled the thread as shown.
Having wrong side out, I placed a bead at the centre. The butta motif is located exactly at the centre. I pulled the thread tightly enclosing the bead inside and I knotted it.
I turned the motif upside down. The motif looks like a flower with a raised butta at the centre.
I have shown all the steps of making a beaded yo-yo patch work altogether in the below picture.
Ruffled Motif Work
This requires a large motif. I took the floral motif and finished its edge by burning.
I basted the motif edge with small even running stitches.
I completed Basting around the edge.
I started to tack the basted edge around the motif edge. I kept the basted edge visible. This can also be turned back. It will also look differently.
I tacked at regular intervals. I took a long running stitch from backside while jumping towards the next tacking point.
I tacked again.
Once I finished tacking, the motif looked as below. This was how I had planned.
But, then I thought of shaping the motif edge. So, I threaded the needle again. I chose all the inward curve points. I basted at curved point inside to outside as shown.
I pulled the thread to gather.
I locked the gathered area by stitching a knot.
I jumped to the next curved point from backside. I knotted at back so that the stitches would be firm. If not, the thread gets pulled and spoils the motif shape.
Similarly, I finished shaping at all the points and the final ruffled motif looks as follows.
So how’s it? Are you planning to make these beaded patchwork and ruffled motif work trims? Where do you think of using these trims? I will be very happy to hear from you.
Do you remember the last posts of princess line types (link), pattern making (link) and sewing (link)? I used these trims on my princess line blouse. It will be another lengthy topic to cover. So, shall we look into that in the coming post?
Bye until the next post!