This is an instructable on how to transform sheer fabrics. I used this method to create a blouse for my mom.

I have made the felt in a non traditional way (not with felting needles), I used a variegated thread and sewn in free motion over the natural alpaca fibers. It is used as an applique embellishment
on a silk blouse.

What you'll need:

  • Lightweight, loose weave fabric: cotton muslin or silk
  • Natural wool fibers in different colors. I used alpaca fibers for the blouse (purple, yellow, green, blue)
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Drawing - colored crayons, paper
  • Pins
  • Variegated embroidery thread
  • Iron on tear away stabilizer

Step 1: Create Sketch

Create your sketch on drawing paper. Use colored crayons so youll know what color of fiber goes where.
Very clever and beautiful!
Stunning! Wow! BEAUTIFUL!
i wear it and look muscular.
wow! I've seen similar designs on women' s clothing and I absolutely love it. Great design, and a well written instructable! Great job!

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