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Get Crafty! Introducing: Silver Sixpence “Made By You” Home Kits

April 30th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Katy Lunsford Photography for Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe

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If you can’t make it to Brides Up North Featured Supplier Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe’s fabulous workshop this week (click here for all the details and how to book) – and what a pity! – then you’ll be wanting to get your hands on a “Made By You” Home Kit.

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To inspire, here is Nicola’s How to Guide for creating your vintage inspired headpiece at home!

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Katy Lunsford Photography for Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe

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Inside your pretty pot:

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Sinamy round base

Crocodile clip

Selection of vintage fabrics

Russian veiling

Jewels

Buttons

Feathers

Needle & thread

Little note from Silver Sixpence

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In addition you will need:

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Scissors

Fabric glue (optional)

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Katy Lunsford Photography for Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe   Katy Lunsford Photography for Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe

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Nicola of Silver Sixpence says: My “Made By You” home kits cater for all levels of sewers. From those of you who learnt your tips and tricks from your Nanas to those of you who experience utter frustration when trying to thread a needle, we’ve all been there! Each pretty pot is individually made using an array of vintage fabrics in different colour ways and textures. Each home-kit also contains a selection of hand-picked gems that you can use to glam up your head piece.

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*Secret Tip*

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The key to making your headpiece look really professional is to layer your fabrics upon one another to hide any stitching and making sure you sew as tightly as possible, knot off your threads and make sure you trim any loose ends.

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Step 1

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Pop open your pot.

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Step 2

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Arrange your pretty pieces and think about what you are looking to create.

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Katy Lunsford Photography for Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe

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Step 3

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Position your croc clip on the back of the sinamy base and sew securely in position as demonstrated from front to back of the base, this is so it will be hidden on the inside. Knot securely.

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Katy Lunsford Photography for Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe

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Step 4

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Decorating your design! Here are a few suggestions to help you decide.

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You can bow or gather your Russian veiling as shown above! This is a really simple but really effective idea!

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To make a cute bow from your pre-cut fabrics, fold inwards and pinch in the middle and secure by sewing.

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Katy Lunsford Photography for Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe

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If your kit contains a spiky goose feather, try curling it to form a pretty shape as demonstrated in the picture and wrap with thread at the base to secure.

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Katy Lunsford Photography for Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe

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Another interesting way to play with feathers is to layer them on top of each other, to create a ruffled effect.

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Katy Lunsford Photography for Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe

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Step 5

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Take your pre-made bow and sew this where you feel it looks best, I find they always look best when arranged at an angle.

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Katy Lunsford Photography for Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe

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Step 6

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Buttons/Jewels/Gems – The devil is in the detail!  The next few images show a variation on to use your embellishments. Use them to make your headpiece really personal to you!

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Katy Lunsford Photography for Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe

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Katy Lunsford Photography for Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe

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*Secret Tip*

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If your kit contains any old vintage earrings where their backs have been removed, you will need to sew through the holes on the back.

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Step 7

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*Careful Caution*

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When decorating your headpiece with tiny headpieces or sequins by really careful when using fabric glue, try using an ear bud to apply.

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Et voila!

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Katy Lunsford Photography for Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe

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Apply your favourite lipstick, style your hair and start wearing your “Made By You” headpiece! Don’t forget to post me a pic on my Facebook page, I can’t wait to see what you’ve all created!

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I’ll be looking forward to seeing the results too! Visit Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe to order your own kit. 

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  – Images © 2012 Katy Lunsford Photography for Silver Sixpence In Her Shoe

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Julia Braime
Former lawyer and bride to be Julia founded Brides Up North in 2010 with a chip on her shoulder. Frustrated by the poor Northern presence in glossy bridal magazines and online, she decided to do something about it herself. Astounded by the rapid growth of her blog and brand, Julia now manages Brides Up North’s online content alongside their busy wedding exhibition season, industry events and related commissions. And she’s always, always, got a new project on the go…

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