Ruler (yardstick is best)
1 yd of fabric
PLASTIC COATED WIRE (called "clothesline" wire) (NOT NOT NOT the wire I have photographed above)
TIP: Cut fabric to make a bunch at once. Its not a hard project, but you might be done with it after making one, so you might as well make a bunch at once!
2. cut your wire 1 yd and bend the ends (the plastic coated wire will only need to be bent over one time unlike the photo shown).
3. take your long stip of fabric and fold it over so that the "right" side or what you want to be the outside (showing) is on the outside (we are doing a french seam).
4. sew a 1/4 in seam.
5.trim it down to about 1/8in or less. (important in a french seam)
6. turn it inside-out so that the "wrong/inside" of your wrap is now on the outside.
7.Now you are going to flatten the seam and sew ANOTHER seam. This will form a tube for the wire to be inserted into so make sure it is wide enough to easily fit the wire. Mark where you want to sew with a piece of tape to help guide your fabric.
8. this is what it should look like! almost there!
10. see that french seam? Stick your wire in that, making sure both ends of the wire have been bent so they don't poke through the fabric.
11. tuck in both ends of the wrap, making sure you can sew with out hitting the wire! now sew it shut.
12. AND YOU ARE FINISHED!!
I couldn't get myself photographed in it either because of a bad hair/face day or because it was too dark/bad weather. So, alas, I turned to the mirror. I like to wear mine all twisted, like a faux bow, or like a turban (not pictured) but my mom is a fan of the extreme bow/bunny ears at the bottom. Fun, but I am sure it would elicit weird looks in conservative wellington, FL!!!!