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Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric: Stenciling, Appliqué, Beading and Embroidery taught by Natalie Chanin

Designer Natalie Chanin will show you how to hand-sew appliqué and add artistic stencils and stitches to turn a Vogue coat pattern (included free!) into a work of art.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual
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What materials did you use? Organic cotton jersey, createx airbrush paint, Alabama Chanin stencil.

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sewknitgrandma - if you look at my other projects you'll see that I started with really basic stuff. I used an old sheet for my first project, then graduated to recycling thrift store t-shirts. I ended up investing in an air-brush setup and have really enjoyed learning to do the stenciling. Once I felt reasonably competent, I bought the gorgeous fabric from Alabama Chanin, and started creating my own versions of commercial patterns. So the best tip I can give you is to start simple, and don't be afraid to experiment. Have fun!

07/17/2014 Flag

What a great job! I love this jacket? What kind of pattern did u use?

09/05/2014 Flag

This looks great! What material did you use to make the stencil?

09/11/2014 Flag

Thanks DoreenG and emilyb! This blazer is based loosely on Simplicity 2341, with an added front placket and covered buttons. (It's the same pattern I used for my "Wannabe Alabama Tuck Coat" which is also posted in projects.) I found some good mylar/plastic stuff for the stencil at my local art supply store, Artists and Craftsman's Supply. My earlier efforts were difficult because I was using mylar that was too thick, but the thin stuff is super easy to cut with an exacto knife, and seems to hold up fine.

09/12/2014 Flag

Thank you faux nom! I was looking for a simple jacket pattern, but couldn't find any and your choice seems to be perfect :-) For the stencil I have very good experiences with the felt form AC. I've never tried mylar, but I will give it a try! :-)

09/16/2014 Flag