An unexpected visit to Britex Fabrics in the heart of San Francisco led sass3journey.com to purchase some of her favorite materials for this easy DIY project. Britex Fabrics originally opened its doors in 1952 and has since been considered one of the best locations for designers and anyone else seeking “creative inspiration.” You are sure to find exactly what you are looking for, especially with four complete floors filled with an immense variety of fabrics and accessories.
- 1/2 yard of a plaid wool fabric (approximately 59" width)
- 1/2 yard of satin fabric
- 4 accent buttons of your choice
- Antique lace measured as per the width of the wrap
- An iron to press the material during and following project completion.
Step By Step Instructions For This Project
♦ The first step was to clean up the edges of the remnant. It was important to even the edges, making them as symmetrical as possible to avoid excess material on the inside seam. Thankfully, I did not have to cut too much, enabling me to salvage as much as I could in order to maintain the size of my design
♦ Once I had finished preparing the material, I pinned the right sides of the fabric together ready for sewing. I made sure to stay within 1/2 inch of the edging to use as much of the material as possible. I chose to sew the long sides first, followed by the shorter sides. I left an approximately five inch opening to pull the material through, making it right side out. I hand stitched the final opening to finish it off.
♦ Next, I used a damp cloth with my iron to press each seam. It is important to use a damp cloth to make sure the sheen of the satin is not altered or stained. Once this step is completed, the edging of the design becomes much cleaner and the inseam is predominantly hidden.
♦ Almost there! The final touch was to add the anique lace by hand stitching it to the inside of the wrap. This added a subtle vintage detail to the design.
♦ I hand-sewed the decorative buttons to add a finishing detail to the front of the wrap, adding a cherished link to Outlander.
We feel this wrap will compliment any outfit. The neutral colors and gold accents are also perfect for any season. The beauty and ease of wear is this design’s best feature! We hope we have inspired you to create your own piece of Outlander. ♥