Weave-Along: Week Four, finishing the cuff!
We’re almost done! Follow these steps for finishing instructions. Remember to share pictures of your pieces, finished or almost-finished (no matter how far along you are!) on Facebook, Ravelry or via email!
15) Glue ultra suede to inside of cuff. We use E6000 but any glue that bonds fabric to metal is fine. You will be sewing the two lawyers together (the ultra suede and the tapestry) so this bond is not one that permanently holds the fabric to the cuff, but one that holds it in place while you sew up the edges.
16) Trim the edges of the ultra suede so that you have about an eighth an inch on all sides. Don’t worry if this is not perfect. When you sew the edges to the weaving all errors will be covered up. Do not over trim. Er on the wide of too much, not too little, fabric. While you are sewing you can trim a little more if need be. As in every case with this piece, more is better. Less can cause huge problems.
17) Put glue on back of weaving. Push the strands of yarn inward and try to calm them down with the glue. This makes glueing this piece to the cuff much easier because those stray ends will not be poking out all over the place .
18) Glue tapestry to cuff.
19) Start at a corner of the cuff. Pull your thread through the back of the tapestry to the front. Then start whip stitching the ultra-sued and tapestry together.
20) Once you are finished sewing the two edges together you can add your beads! Bury the end of a new thread inside the cuff. Pick up three beads. Whip stitch around the edge of the tapestry and the ultra-suede. Continue around the whole piece until finished. You can add more than three beads if you like. The goal is to cover the stitching and to make the piece looked finished and beautiful. However you get there is your own personal and lovely touch.
We are still sewing beads to our piece. Will show you our finished product tomorrow.
Hoping you all send us yours as well!