Bell Tunic Tutorial

By Stellaria

This tutorial will walk you through sewing an actual better-than-passing tunic. You do not need to know how to sew. You do not need a sewing machine. You will want to review the tutorial for Hand Sewing Stitches before starting.

A common complaint from those who need garb is "Fabric is too expensive" and "I don't have a sewing machine." We are going to make an INEXPENSIVE tunic that LOOKS LIKE A TUNIC, is entirely HANDSEWN, and has a FACED NECKLINE. You'll look awesome.

For this project, you will need:
1 flat bedsheet (double or larger)
1 pillowcase of contrasting color (or scrap fabric. Contrast color is entirely optional.)
Sharp scissors
A wash-out marking pen or chalk
1 spool of thread in a color to match your bedsheet
Handsewing needles (sharps)
A seam gauge
Pins
Iron and ironing board (or a towel on the floor)
1 loose-fitting t-shirt

(Most of these supplies can be bought in a basic sewing kit for about $15 at JoAnn Fabrics. Irons and ironing boards are easily located at resale shops for a very modest price, as are the bedsheets and pillowcases for your fabric.)

Wash and dry your sheet and pillowcase.
Now clear a space to lay your project out. The kitchen floor is often a good choice if your kitchen is open enough. A dining room table is also good.
Iron the sheet if it is wrinkly on the edges.

Fold the sheet in half longways (you'll get a long rectangle) first. This is important!
Now fold it again in half the other direction and lay it out on your workspace. You should have a long side with two folds on the left, a short side with a doubled fold along the top, and hem edges along the bottom and right. Make sure everything is laying flat and unwrinkled, and the folds on the left are lined up with each other.

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