Handmade Hostess: 12 Imaginative Party Ideas for by Kelly Lee-Creel, Rebecca Söder

By Kelly Lee-Creel, Rebecca Söder

During this publication, Kelly and Rebecca have captured the center of social gatherings for specified occasions—expressing your love for friends and family within the DIY spirit of adorning, baking, and stitching. observe how effortless it may be to plot and create stylishly themed events for every age with out breaking the financial institution. rejoice sewing and crafting inventive décor initiatives in addition to matching social gathering favors on your guests…plus, each one get together subject matter comes with its personal signature dessert recipe. Dozens of stitching and no-sew tasks for all ability degrees, starting from stylish and chic to festive and eccentric.

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Eyelet trim: Narrow: 11/2˝ wide, 10 yards (7 yards if pregathered); Wide: 5˝ wide, 12 yards (8 yards if pregathered) Cut 4 strips 61/2˝ × width of fabric; join end to end. •• Tailor’s chalk or removable marker Unbleached muslin: Cut 12 strips 4 3/4˝ × width of fabric; join end to end. •• String: 2 yards * To draw and cut out, refer to Drafting a Large Circle (page 157). INSTRUCTIONS This tablecloth starts with a plain base, to which you attach the tiers of ruffles. 1. Fold the strips of fabric lengthwise, and use the instructions in Gathers and Ruffles (page 156) to gather them into ruffles along the raw edges.

Stitch as close to the edge as possible along the sides. Turn right side out and press. Place the bow pieces right sides together, and stitch around the bottom and side edges using a 1/8˝ seam allowance (Figure 5). Turn right side out, fold in the raw edges, and topstitch along the folds. Wrap the tie around the center of the bow, and hand stitch in place. Attach to the shirt and add 3 buttons. Figure 5 Jacket 1. Hem the jacket back as in Step 1 for the shirt (page 39). 2. Lay the facing on top of the jacket front with right sides of the fabric both facing up.

A festive tablecloth serves as the backdrop for a drink station, place card holders, and truffles. Pint-sized wooden drawers stuffed with moss and gold coins show off the leprechaun hat place cards and tie in with our magical garland—a miniature laundry line of leprechaun clothes. We covered the main tables in simple white tablecloths and wrapped them with ribbons. ” If you have young children around, there are lots of ways to get them involved in the planning. They may even let you borrow some of their dollhouse-sized furniture to use as part of the décor.

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