Step 9: Sewing the Lining to the Outer.

Place the black foil jersey ‘lining’ on top of the stripes/strips side of the headdress, right sides (the good sides) together. Pin and…oh joy: hand-tacking yet again. 

*Gulp* Here it comes.  The biggest amount of sewing on this 'able, and in one single serve:
Machine sew the whole thing around the outer edges. 
Leave the headdress unsewn, or open, in the following places:
(1) at the bottom of the back piece;
(2) at the top of the back piece, in the forehead/hairline area; and
(3) at the bottom ends of the front flaps. 
Sew any sharp angles or corners twice, to reinforce them. 
Sew the bottom few centimeters of the flaps twice, to keep the stitching from unravelling. 
(Use the reverse button for these areas, if your sewing machine has one.)

If any part of the seam allowance looks too wide, trim it down to about ½ cm - especially on corners or tight areas. It makes it easier to turn right way out. But don’t trim excessively close to the stitching. 
Carefully make some little cuts on any curves or angles, without cutting through the stitching. The cuts should be closer together for the sharper angles and further apart for more gentle curves. 
Cut the point off any outward-pointing angles, without cutting through the stitching. 
Doing these things takes some of the stress off the fabric when it’s turned right side out, and helps prevent pulling or bunching on the curves and angles.
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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