Place your croc clip on the back of the sinamay base and sew it down securely from back of the base to front. This is to make sure that all of the stitching will be hidden on the inside. Knot securely.
Now it is time to have some fun and get decorating. Nicola has outlined some of her favourite ideas below.
1. You can gather together your Russian veiling to add some height to your headpiece.
2. Try making a bow from your vintage inspired fabrics by folding it inwards, pinching it together in the middle and secure by sewing.
3. If you have a feather, try curling it into circular shape as demonstrated in the picture below. Wrap with a piece of thread at the base and knot tightly to secure. Another interesting way to play with feathers is to layer them on top of each other to create texture.
4. Then get your pre-made bow and position it on your base. Nicola says “I find they always look best when arranged at an angle or at least off-centre.”
Now it’s time to add all of the pretty embellishments. Think buttons, jewels, gems, vintage earrings and jewellery! Add your embellishments to your fascinator however you like to reflect your own individual style. Nicola has outlined some ideas below.
1. If you have a pair of vintage earrings with the backs removed, you can sew them to your fascinator. Just sew through the holes on the back of these as shown.
Time for some finishing touches! When decorating your headpiece with tiny beads or sequins be really careful when using fabric glue. A good tip is to try using an ear bud to apply the glue.
And here it is….the final product! We think it looks just lovely! A big thank you to Nicola for creating such a clear step by step DIY wedding craft for us all.
Like what you see? Nicola runs crafty hen parties so you can learn from the expert herself!