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How to Make a Corsage, Threadbanger

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You can't pick up your Prom date without the essential corsage. This tutorial will teach you how to make your own out of recycled fabric you have lying around the house. No need to go to the store and this lasts forever! See the video below for the full tutorial and the following steps for an extended guide.


 
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Step 1: Supplies

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For this project you'll need:

Some lace
A pair of old jeans
A men's white button up
Some fuse-able interfacing
A bit of muslin or scrap fabric
A needle and thread
Some sort of cutting tool
Elastic
Chalk
A handy dandy threadbanger Janome sewing machine
An iron
About 34 minutes of your time

Step 2: Cut out Fuse-able Interfacing, iron on scrap fabric

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Grab your fuse-able interfacing and scrap fabric.
Cut out a piece that's about 3 inches by 8 inches.
Lay the shiny glue side of your interfacing face up and place you scrap fabric on top of it.
Flip it over and iron for a few seconds.

Step 3: Fold you fabric in half, draw and stich around a 2 inch circle

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Once your interfacings been fused fold your fabric in half and draw a circle roughly 2 inches in diameter.
Take it over to your sewing machine and trace your circle with a straight stitch

Cut out the circle along the stitch.
You now have your corsage base!

Step 4: Attach the elastic like a band

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Next take your elastic and cut off about 6 inches.
Head back to your sewing machine and attach it to the middle of the base like a loop. This will be what your date puts on her wrist.

Put the base with attached elastic wrist cuff aside.

Step 5: Measure, chalk and cut out a rectangle from your button-up

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Grab your button up and measure, chalk and cut out a rectangle that's roughly 24 inches by 4 inches. (You may need to play with the width and length to get the look you are going for.)

This is going to be your flower.



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