TUTORIAL: Bedsheet Bell Tunic by Stellaria of Dagorhir

This tutorial will walk you through sewing an actual better-than-passing tunic. You do not need to know how to sew. You do not need a sewing machine. You will want to review the tutorial for Hand Sewing Stitches before starting. ( http://www.dagorhir.com/forums/index.php/topic,26554.0.html )

bell tunic

A common complaint from those who need garb is “Fabric is too expensive” and “I don’t have a sewing machine.” We are going to make an INEXPENSIVE tunic that LOOKS LIKE A TUNIC, is entirely HANDSEWN, and has a FACED NECKLINE. You’ll look awesome.

For this project, you will need:
1 flat bedsheet (double or larger)
1 pillowcase of contrasting color (or scrap fabric. Contrast color is entirely optional.)
Sharp scissors
A wash-out marking pen or chalk
1 spool of thread in a color to match your bedsheet
Handsewing needles (sharps)
A seam gauge
Iron and ironing board (or a towel on the floor)
1 loose-fitting t-shirt

(Most of these supplies can be bought in a basic sewing kit for about $15 at JoAnn Fabrics. Irons and ironing boards are easily located at resale shops for a very modest price, as are the bedsheets and pillowcases for your fabric.)

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