Thursday, April 1
artful thursdays #13....vintage wrist corsage tutorial
easter just seems like the perfect time to wear a flowery bonnet or corsage. my artful thursday project for today is a little velvet wrist corsage bursting with blossoms. i gathered together a few vintage finds: a vintage linen with crocheted edges, flowers and leaves from a squashed dolls hat, velvet ribbon, and some buttons.
step #1. cut 10 inches of velvet ribbon. mine is almost an inch wide.
step #2. fold one end of the velvet under 1 inch and hand stitch in place. sew a button on the right side of the velvet. this little crocheted button is 1/2 inch wide.
step #3. wrap the ribbon around your wrist and have someone pin the velvet band to fit comfortably. notch cut the ribbon end.
step #4 i haven't sewn a real button hole in years so my button hole is a shortcut. (you can even use some vintage snaps or a hook and eye closure if you don't have a sewing machine) mark where the button hole should go. I placed the button on the ribbon and marked with a pencil a dot on either side of the button. then i drew with pencil the rectangle lines to sew for the button hole.
step #5 sew around your pencil lines with a small (size 2) straight stitch on your machine. cut inside the stitching with a button hole cutter.
step #6. button your velvet band on your wrist to mark where you want your flowers. i like my crocheted button so well i want it to show. you may want to have the button be on the inside of your wrist.
step #7. cut a strip one inch wide and 12 inches long from a vintage hanky or other linen that has a pretty hand crocheted edge. this arm rest piece was very stained and worn thin so it was only 50cents.
step #8. sew a straight stitch with a needle and thread along the edge and gather the strip into a flower.
step #9. sew the gathered flower to your velvet band.
step #10 start layering on your little flowers, leaves, and ribbons one at a time and sew them in place.
the little wristlet when it is done feels so soft on your wrist, it would be so lovely to wear to a dance and then keep in your jewelry box.
happy thursday, julie
Posted by Julie Collings at 2:19 PM
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This is simply lovely. Just perfect for Easter Sunday or Mother's Day! Brings back memories of the rose one I wore for my senior recital in college with a beautiful black taffeta gown my mother made for me. Thanks for sharing!
got great ideas
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yikes....gorgeous - you always make some amazing artful thursday projects...you inspire me.
this is lovely.. sweet and lovely.. thanks for the tutorial.. its not that difficult to do now.. I might give it a try.. thanks for sharing..
This is such a beautiful idea. Thank you for the tutorial!
this is so adorable, I love the crocheted button and also the colors and flowers you picked. I would love to wear that on easter sunday, or to a little summer tea.
Lovely for a snow day!!!!
I love this! And you always have such fabulous vintage finds! Thanks so much for the tutorial.
This is so pretty, I love it! Thank you for sharing the how-to. Have a beautiful Easter! Theresa
Ugh, so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your tips.
This is absolutely beautiful!
Oh my just so pretty! Make me a kit!
Ohhh I love this! You never cease to inspire me! Happy Easter!
That's so pretty, you're very artistic ;) thanks for sharing!
Too pretty . . I've got to try this. You make it look awfully easy.
so gorgeous! thank you for the tutorial!
So lovely! I want one for me...off
to see what supplies I might have!
Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Easter to you and yours!
Hi Julie - how are you. I just made a bunch of these you can see them on flickr and on my blog - have a look!
Oooh that is lovely! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.
precioso me encanta.
VERY pretty♥ Love the ribbon and the colors ♥
Hugs from Marian from the Netherlands
so pretty ...great job!
Love your tutorials!
I just took a look at your blog for the first time. Beautiful!
How beautiful, Julie! I love it!
that is simply gorgeous. stunning, fabulous! bravo!
This is so beautiful! I love your creative use of the vintage linen with crochet edge!
It looks awesome, and it is easy to made, I wish I was that gifted to do them... cause I spend a fortune in a local bridal shop last year before my wedding.
They are beautiful. Can they be worn with different outfits or do you wear them for special events? I would like to make some to go with different outfits. Are they mostly for teenagers or can women like myself (over 50) wear them too?
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