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I wanted to add a bit of fun to my roller derby skates so I made some fabric wings,
here's how...

You Will Need:

Fabric of your choice
Wadding
Cardboard
Tracing paper
Pencil
Black marker
Tape
Glue Stick
Scissors
Pins
Round file
Sewing machine
Cotton
Eyelets & eyelet punch
Hammer
Chopping board
 
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Step 1: Steps 1 to 4

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1. Trace pattern onto paper with pencil, when your happy go over it in black marker.

2. Tape pattern to cardboard and cut around outline x2.

3. Fold fabric in half then half again - (you should have 4 layers)
   Pin on paper pattern, and cut around leaving about 1cm from the edge for seam allowance.
   You should have 4 pieces of fabric 2 tops and 2 bottoms.

4. Cut wadding to same shape as the pieces of fabric.

Step 2: Steps 5 to 8

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5. Glue cardboard to one piece of fabric.

6. Flip over and trace pattern onto fabric side with black marker (or dress makers chalk).
   Use loops of tape and pins to keep pattern in place as you mark fabric.
   Don't stress if it's not perfect, this will be the back of the wing and the lines are
   used as your sewing guide later on.

7. Flip back to cardboard side and glue on wadding & your 2nd piece of fabric.
   (It should be the reverse of the first piece of fabric, so you have a top and bottom).

8. Pin around edges of fabric on the underside, as close the cardboard as possible, stretching fabric where necessary.

Step 3: Step 9

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9. Sew around outside and all black lines, trim excess fabric to a few milimeters when finished.
These are brilliant! A great idea that I wouldn't have come up with, and brilliantly made :) I'm tempted to make some for my platform boots :)
I'm also a big fan of roller derby, the watching part anyway!
catiehade3 years ago
Sweet! I'll have to make some for skates, and then some for my derby team!
sharlston3 years ago
Have you ever seen the film "percy jackson and the lighting thief" ? He had some sneakers exactly like these
Ssh! I'm reading it, don't spoil anything! ;P But yeah I imagined these except in the book they don't have the wing decals. Also, it's just called The Lightning Thief.
The movies named different then and they have real ings that flutter :)
That's the name of the book. The film is actually called Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. So you're both right. ANYWAY.

This design has been around longer than the film has, so these came "first." Probably not before the Hermes myth but still. :D
Batness3 years ago
These are adorable. I really want to make some for a friend of mine on a derby team now!
SinAmos3 years ago
Love 'em. GOnna make some for my skates pronto.
Artemisthephoenix (author) 3 years ago
2nd photo added for extra view.
Altho I'm not exactly sure why you would think it was drawn on when I have given detailed instructions AND photographed this whole process *shrug*
rimar20003 years ago
Nice, but you must show a frontal view. In the side view, the wings seems drawings on the shoe.
Agreed.
Artemisthephoenix (author) 3 years ago
Done thanks - it's been a while!
NatNoBrains3 years ago
Here's a tip:
Put the finished product as the main image, not the parts list!
Hope this helps!
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