Textured Wool Wrap
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- 1 yd Lightweight wool, 58" wide
- 1 yd Fabric for lining
- 1 Large decorative button
- 1 Sew-on snap, size 4
- Basic sewing supplies
- Sewing machine
- Cut two 20"x48" rectangular pieces of wool. With right sides together and using 1/4" seam allowance, stitch pieces together along one short side. Note: Finished piece should measure approximately 20"x96".
- Cut two 15"x30" pieces of lining fabric. Stitch pieces together along one short side, leaving an opening in the center for turning. Set aside.
- Using a long basting stitch, stitch within 1/4" seam allowance along all four sides of wool rectangle. Stitch second row of basting stitches within the seam allowance.
- Leaving long tails at both beginning and ending of stitching lines, randomly stitch 6" lines of basting across rectangle. Stitch lines should be in all directions. For a heavily textured look, keep stitching lines about one hand's width apart.
- With right sides together, lay wool rectangle on top of lining. Ease in outside edges by gently pulling outside rows of basting stitches. The center of the wrap will remain puffy and over-sized. Stitch rectangles together being careful not to catch center fabric.
- Create texture by easing in center of wrap, adjusting gathers as needed. Pull thread ends to wrong side of wrap. Secure gathers by tying thread ends together.
- Turn by pulling wrap through opening in lining. Whipstitch opening closed.
- Top-stitch close to edge around wrap.
- For closure, stitch snap to front of wrap. Sew button over snap.