Sunday, March 9, 2014

Home Sewing Tips from the 1920s - Sewing a Chic Turban

If you have a lovely remnant of metallic brocade and a bit of silk, and can get your hands on some buckram, then this elegant turban should be a snap to sew for your next formal soiree. Ruth Wyeth Spears, sewing maven for the home seamstresses of the 1920s, will show you how!

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Please note! In this tip, Ruth says to cut a circle from 14-inch square of fabric by folding it four times and then cutting. This is such a clever tip, but could be a little more specific. Here is what she means:

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You can also simply make all folds diagonal and obtain the same result, as I demonstrate here:

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