Many coffee shops wrap paper coffee cups with a sleeve to prevent burning your hand, so open out one of these sleeves to use as a template and cut two pieces of Evolon Soft, allowing a 1cm seam allowance all round.
Stitch the two pieces together leaving a gap and turn it inside out. Press to complete and machine stitch parallel lines with normal sewing thread.
Create either a button and buttonhole to join the two ends, or better still, use some hook and loop (Velcro) tape or pads.
This sleeve has been decorated with flowers made out of Zeelon Heavy, which have been painted and then cut out using a soldering iron. The flowers have then been attached using small beads and French knots.
If you would like to try working with any of our fabrics, please contact us on 01332 554610 or visit our online shop.
If you need to dress up a little person (or a big person) for a Christmas or Fancy Dress party, Evolon is an ideal material to use. It is easy to dye and cut to shape and best of all it doesn’t require any hemming.
Our little Elf is going to a party later this week and we were able to make this hat and matching collar out of some Evolon which we had previously dyed.
He found the bell a little distracting, so we decided to take it off, but otherwise he seemed more than happy with his new hat! To reward our little model we gave him some chocolate money from the Advent calendar, which he seemed to enjoy.
With best wishes to all our customers for a peaceful
Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
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A fluted pastry cutter provided the ideal template for drawing the basic shape of the flowers. A slightly smaller pastry cutter provided the pattern for the inner layer of petals.
We made a dozen daffodils in total and no two are the same!
You will need –
Transfer paint and brushes
Fluted pastry cutters
First, using the transfer paints, we coloured some of the Evolon in shades of yellow and orange, leaving some of the material white to give a contrast. We also coloured some Lutradur 100 in green for making the stamens and leaves.
Using fluted pastry cutters as a pattern, we drew some basic flower shapes and then formed the petals by cutting six evenly spaced slits about an inch long from the outer edge towards the centre.
To make the inner trumpet of the daffodils, we drew around the pastry cutter again and cut out a semicircle of Evolon. (This can be painted the same as the outer petals or in a contrasting colour). We then rolled up the semicircle to form a conical shape.
After making a small slit in the centre of the outer petals we pushed the tip of the trumpet through the hole. Provided the slit is not too big, you should find the trumpet will stay in place without the need for it to be fixed.
A few wisps of the green Lutradur 100 were also inserted to represent the stamens.
Then, using the smallest pastry cutter, we drew and cut out a fluted circle and coloured this green to cover the back of the daffodil before attaching each flower to a green garden stick.
To complete the arrangement, we cut strips of the green Lutradur (about 1.5cms wide) and shaped them at one end to form the leaf tips.
To give an attractive display, make several flowers of varying sizes and colours and cut the stems to different lengths for a natural look.
You can obtain Lutradur and Evolon by visiting our online shop
Artist – Ruth Morgan
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