Once Upon a Time there was a fair maiden who was sick of sitting in the castle all day waiting for Prince Charming to come and…do what she could do for herself. So, armed with a
BBQ spatula sword, she crafted her own armor and went off in search of dragons and adventure. Today, class, we will learn how to make a quick and easy suit of armor for your Knights and even Damsels. You will need:
- 1/3 yard of sequin fabric
- fabric for the crown appliqué – scraps will suffice
- Gems to glue on each tip of the crown
- hot glue gun and sewing machine with thread
Cut out the hole for the head. DO NOT make it too big. If you do, stretch a piece of knit fabric around the hole and sew it in. This screw up actually looks more professional, a happy accident, but we aren’t going to bother with it for this tutorial.
Sew the belt down to the back of the armor. You might also want to make two belt loops for the front so that the front of the penny (that is essentially what this is, right?) won’t flop out. Ooohhh…IDEA! You could sew four ribbons, one on each side of the waist and tie them together. I get good ideas when I write.
Here is the tricky part: Appliqué the crown onto the armor. You could use some fusible webbing to stick it on, but be careful not to iron your sequins. I just used pins.
Grab your sword, go slay some dragons and rescue a handsome Prince from a tall tower.