Step 5: Preparing the Coloured Strips of Fabric.

Hint: if using foil jersey, cut the strips so that they stretch widthways, not lengthways. This makes them easier to fold and iron. It also makes them look better; the metallic foil coating has more of a sheen to it.
Cut strips out of blue and gold foil jersey, allowing for a foldover on each long side.   
For the front sections, make them about 5-6cm wide and 15-25cm long (the top pieces are the longest). 
For the back section, make them about 50cm long - depending on the length of the back – and about 6-7cm wide.
Put the fabric strips on the ironing board; fold the sides inwards and iron them flat, using a lowish or synthetic heat setting.
For the fronts: iron the first few strips (about sixteen: eight of each colour) so that they’re graduated, like men's neckties: narrower at one end, and wider at the other. In other words, fold the edges over more at one end and less at the other.  The rest of the fabric strips are straight.
For the back: iron all of the strips so that they’re slightly graduated.  
wow i need to make something like this plus no sew that is a good bonus
Thank you! There's a small amount of sewing; however zeebeez (see comments below) was able to replace the sewn parts with glue. Maybe try a spray-on type of glue?
I love this idea, thank you so much. <br>I am just about to attempt this for my son to wear at school. <br>Thanks again for the great idea :)
Thank you so much for commenting! I am bad at sewing, so I'm very glad that someone else is going to attempt this - you'll do a much better job at it.
Well, after hours of work :( I can seriously say yours looked much better. <br>I forgot to buy the iron on backing and so ended up covering the fabric with glue, laying the strips down and then ironing over the top of them to get them to dry and stick securely. <br>The headress felt like I had used 2 full tins of starch on it, it was sooooo stiff lol, and someone asked if I had attacked a cushion cover (the cheek of it!!) <br>Ah well you can't win 'em all. <br>Still think it's a fab idea tho x
Glue? A great idea! Was it that spray-on type of glue? I can see it being kind of stiff, but still an awesome and time-saving idea. You could maybe get around the stiffness problem by making small alterations in the design. You could have the front flaps swinging free, instead of being partially attached to the main body. And maybe the back could be shortened, so that it's above the shoulders. Not sure how to get round the (possible) stiffness in the curved area at the forehead though.

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