Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Sarong Tutorial

     A wonderful co-worker of mine is going on vacation to a fabulous little island. She wanted some kind of beach cover-up to wear around the house and on the beach. We decided that a sarong was the perfect way to go. Now a sarong is a super simple little project that whips up in no time if you can press and hem pretty quickly.

     To start you want to get the right type of fabric. She choose an awesome silky animal print. You want something that will flow and that won't bunch up weird when you gather it to tie it. Make sure you buy at least 2 feet of fabric more than your widest measurement. If you are looking to tie your sarong in many different ways, you might want to get a little more fabric so that it can be tied behind your neck as well
If the piece that you bought is a little wonky than you will need to square up the sides making them straight and even and you will want to cut off the salvage ends. After that, it is a simple hem. As you can see in the picture, I folded the edge over once, about 1/4 of an inch. And then I folded it again, pressed and pinned for all four sides. I sewed down the middle of my folded over edge.
And that's it! If you want you can add some embellishments like ribbon, ric rac, or some fringe. It's really up to you!


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