It's January 9th and I have finished two of my 12 must-do's of 2012 (2nd tutorial later this week). The first, this Anthropologie Rosette bedding knock off.
I made mine crib-sized for Morgan's bed (but it took just as long because the squares are so much smaller).
Here's the tutorial:
I used 1 twin flat sheet (bought at Walmart for $5) for the rosettes and 1for the back (the excess for the back was used for rosettes).
1 twin-sized batting.
The normal sewing stuff.
Lots and lots of white thread.
Whatever else I tell you I used later in the tutorial.
This is the sheet just after I took it out of the bag.
We cut a billion squares for the rosettes (63, actually). We did the squares 11 inches on each side so that when the rosette was done it would be 7 inches. If you do a king, do 16 inch squares (if you want).
Next we traced a DVD in the middle of the square. We used a fabric pencil (but when I finished at my house I just used a regular pencil).
I got my needle and thread (for this part I used a thick crocheting thread -- I think that's what my mom said it was).
Using big stitches, I sewed the circle by hand.
To make the rosettes I pulled the circle thread tight and poked the center of the bubble down and sewed through it. If that doesn't make sense and you are doing this you can email me (but I think it will make sense when you are doing it).
Then I used the sewing machine to sew the edges of each square -- all 63 of them times 4! I sewed so I could gather them. Sorry if I'm not using sewing terminology. I'm not really a seamstress. At all.
Here is one all gathered so that each side is 7 inches.
Next I sewed (and when I say I, I mean my mom did at least half) the squares together in rows. Mine ended up being 9 squares per row and 7 per column.
After I turned it right side out I hand sewed the edge that wasn't sewn.
Would I do this again? Well, I love the result but it took a long long time to make (and long projects aren't my fave) so I'm not sure. But probably.
What do you think?