Fangs and Flames

Discussion in 'Costume/Cosplay' started by Adina al'Mari, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. Adina al'Mari

    Adina al'Mari Aes Sedai

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    What is the best way to add a flame/fang to a fabric shawl?


    None of the shawls I have are done the same way- one is glued, with trim on top, one is sewn directly to the fabric with a visible, regular stitch, one is hand sewn, with trim added over it, and the last I was attempting to make a dozen or more years ago was machine stitched to the fabric, then I was doing a hand beaded accent to cover over the stitching. That project didn't get very far, and now the fabric has popped up and is fraying out of where it was stitched.

    I don't really like how any of them, despite their being special to me, and the few I did myself were difficult because of the flame shape and floppy fabric. There must be some easier way to attach it and make it look nice, so, costumer friends, how do you do your flames?
     
  2. Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn

    Roheryn ni Galghandhrei t'al'Djinn Aes Sedai

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    For a while I was doing a ribbon to cover after sewing on the flame. At this point though my favorite way is to use double fold bias binding. I iron it around the flame and sew them together. Then I sew it down.

    I can provide pics when not on my phone. And stay tuned for a shawl tutorial that a little birdie told me may be in the works!
     
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  3. Azlan Marenellin

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    In my opinion, a satin-stitch embroidered flame would be amazing, but very labour intensive. In my experience, something the size of a hand would take about 6 hours. Larger, and it increases surprisingly disproportionately... At least in my experience haha