cover-up

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a few weeks ago I went to vegas. before i went i searched high and low for a cute cover-up. do you know how hard it was to find a cover-up? difficult would be correct. every place was sold out of my size or had no cute ones. since i was having no such luck, i decided i would just make my own. so off I went on a search for fabric now. i wanted the fabric to be a silk blend so it would have a lot of movement and flow. i found the perfect material but since it was silk, sewing would be a little tricky. and since i’m not an expert on the machine just yet, i decided to use heat n’ bond hem iron-on adhesive to get the perfect hem. genius!

material

  • fabric*
  • rotary cutter and board
  • heat n’ bond hem iron-on adhesive
  • iron

directions

cut the fabric to the width and length you desire with the rotary cutter, the ending fabric should be rectangular in shape.

lay fabric out flat and place a strip of heat n’ bond along the edge. it’s easier to work in small segments.

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fold fabric over heat n’ bond and iron.

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repeat on all four edges.

holding onto two corners with the longest part wrapped around your body, tie in a knot off to the side. this cover-up can be worn around the chest or waist. now head to the pool and enjoy the sun!…but don’t forget your sunscreen.

*note: amount of fabric depends on your body size. i used 1 1/4 yard of fabric.

abby

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