I have talked before about how I love Silhouette Patterns and how inspiring the webcasts and YouTube videos that Peggy (the pattern company owner and designer) produces. In a recent YouTube video, Peggy talked about how she had gone to a workshop and one of the ladies had sewn a wrap based on one that Peggy had demonstrated in one of her earlier videos. The lady who had sewn the wrap had done something different to the original instructions. Since Peggy didn’t recognise it, she and the ladies in the workshop worked out how to reproduce it. Peggy then explained it on the video. I think she called it Jorja’s wrap, after the innovative lady who had sewn it. The instructions start at around the 40 minute mark.
Since I am on a quest to use up more of my stash than I purchase, I immediately thought of a piece of lightweight knit fabric that I only had half a metre of. It was 150 cm wide (~ 60 inches) so perfect for this project since I had yet to find a better use for it.
As Peggy mentioned in the video, it was difficult to picture how it was going to work, but I simply followed the instructions and it worked perfectly. I won’t explain it here, because it is far better for you to view the video yourself. You will see Peggy wearing her version but the sewing instructions are towards the end at about 40 minutes into the video.
Here are some work in progress shots. It is basically sewing one seam, once the edges of the fabric are finished to your liking. So I straightened the edges, then overlocked them, fiddled around with the seam as demonstrated by Peggy with her piece of paper, sewed it and voila!
It is the middle of winter here in Melbourne, and I was surprised how warm the wrap is even though it is only lightweight fabric. So I now have a use for any more random half metre fabric pieces I find in my stash. I highly recommend you give it a go, let me know if you do.
Until next time, Lyn