TUTORIAL: DIY Plush Olympic Torch and Gold Olympic Medals by Sew Can DoWednesday, July 25, 2012C Riches
Today's tutorials is courtesy of my mega talented friend Cheryl from Sew Can Do! Cheryl and I have worked together on several occasion, you might have spotted the gorgeous, golden plush torch and medals she created for the Olympic Party shoot I styled?! Well, today she's sharing her fabulous tutorials here, just in time for the Olympics! :)
I originally designed these plush Olympic accessories as part of an Olympic-themed party for the Spring/Summer 2012 issue of Bird's Party Magazine. You can see the full spread HERE.
Here's how to make your very own and get into the Olympic spirit :)
- Fleece scraps in red, orange and yellow
- Scrap polyester batting
- Gold pleather fabric
- 1 1/2 inch wide red grosgrain ribbon
- Sewing Notions (shears/rotary cutter, tape measure pins, thread and sewing machine, hand sewing needle)
Making The Flames:
Start out by cutting out three leaf-shaped pieces as shown below, the yellow being about 3 inches high x 1 inch wide, the orange being about 4 1/4 inches high x 2 inches wide and the red being 6 inches high by 3 inches wide. Sew the layers together to get three layered flames:
Making The Torch Handle:
To make the handle portion, cut a long, thin isosceles (aka two equal sides) triangle from the gold pleather. Mine was 15 inches long and 4 inches wide at the base. With the right sides facing, sew together lengthwise and then turn right side out and stuff with fiberfill.
Assembling the Pieces:
Sew all the way around, leaving a 1 1/2 inch gap for turning right side out. Clip around raw edges and turn. Fold opening inward and slipstitch closed by hand. Now we're ready to award a little champion.
Visit Cheryl at Sew Can Do to see tons of easy and inspiring tutorials, crafts, recipes, party ideas and
Thank you so much Cheryl, for sharing your expertise and creativity with us here!!
Your work is truly unique, and you never cease to surprise and inspire me with each piece you create! It's always a pleasure and total joy working with you, and I'm so thankful for all your hard work, countless hours and dedication in creation custom pieces for all of my parties!! You ROCK!!! ♥♥♥