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MomoCon 2015 Sewing with Spandex Panel

Published on June 4, 2015 By mary

Thank you to everyone who came out to my panel! Here are my current spandex related tutorials which should help provide supplemental material for the panel. Spandex Review – Goes over the different characteristics and experiences with a variety of spandexes. Spandex Appliques – Step by step process of appliqueing spiders for my Spider-Woman suit. […]

Tutorial: Spandex Neck Binding

Published on June 4, 2015 By mary

Here’s a hopefully easy tutorial for binding a stretchy neckline with matching fabric! I think this gives necklines a nice clean look similar to manufactured shirts. Start with cutting out your strip of spandex, or other stretchy knit (I’m using a poly/cotton blend knit here). Make sure you are cutting it so that it stretches […]

Tutorial: Spandex Head Pieces

Published on May 29, 2015 By mary

Here’s a rough guide to sewing spandex head pieces. You can use this for face covering cowls too, I just happened to be working on my Fionna hat when I documented this process. Start with something shaped and sized like your head, it doesn’t have to be exact. I pad out a wig head with […]

Mini Stretchy Piping Tutorial

Published on May 29, 2015 By mary

Here’s a quick rundown of how I made stretchy piping for Magneto. 1. Get your materials: spandex, elastic cord, ruler, fabric scissors, marking tool.       2. Measure out how wide to cut strips of elastic and mark. My elastic was 1/4 in. wide and my seam allowances were 1/2 in. so my elastic […]

Spandex Review

Published on February 21, 2014 By mary

I have found working with spandex to be a continuous learning process. It is good to learn about the properties of different types of spandex so you can plan for what you want to get out of your garments. One of the main differences between different types of spandex is the weight. The given weight […]