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Topic: Lederhosen Oktoberste Tutorial  (Read 2249 times)
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« on: October 05, 2009 05:25:04 AM »

It's been a long time since I've posted a tutorial here.  In honor of Oktoberfest, a lederhosen tutorial! Well, the cheap and easy way to do it anyway.

You could rent costumes like my sister and her boyfriend...or just grab a long sleeve t-shirt and an iron!

Suppplies needed:
white t-shirt
1/8 yard of black cotton
1/8 yard fusible web
Sewing machine with a zig zag stitch
1/4 yard of German Awesomeness

Step 1: iron t-shirt and black fabric

Step 2: according to the package instructions, apply the fusible web to the black fabric only

Step 3: draw out 2 suspenders pieces. You may need to measure these on your model to fit properly.  Draw out the shape for the yoke.

Step 4: cut out these shapes

Step 5: peel off backing, place black shapes on t-shirt and iron to securely fasten.

You could be done at this point if you don't have time for the sewing machine. We all know how lederhosen emergencies just can't wait some times!  You could get a fabric pen or puff paint and draw on the black part.

Proceed if you have sewing potential:

Step 6: stitch around all pieces with a zig-zag stitch

Step 7: Put the feed dogs down on your sewing machine and move the fabric around to create a design or write your name.

Step 8: Use your German Awesomeness or borrow some to make this Oktoberfest the best!

Also posted on my blog:  http://stitchriprepeat.blogspot.com/2009/10/oktoberfest-lederhosen-tutorial.html
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2009 07:03:49 AM »

Very cool!
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2009 08:15:24 AM »

I love this idea. I have to ask. Did you make your top? If you did I would love to know how.
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« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2009 08:19:45 AM »

Cool idea!  Looks great - just like the real thing.

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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2009 05:54:17 PM »

So cute!! I especially love that you put my last name on them Smiley
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