Simple do-it-yourself accessories

September 26, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Accessories can make or break an outfit, but they can be expensive. Learn how to make them yourself and look like a million bucks at a fraction of the cost. Louise Roper of Britex Fabrics shows us how.

Headbands:
Supplies needed:
-- Plastic headband
-- Ribbon - any type of ribbon, 3/4 of a yard ( I find a bias ribbon is a bit nicer to work with)
-- Glue - 'Fabric Tac'
-- Feathers - peacock, pheasant, guinea hen

Bakelite Brooches:
Supplies needed:
-- Vintage bakelite buttons
-- Bakelite belt buckle
-- Glue -E-6000
-- Pin Back

Belts:
Supplies needed:
-- Belt buckle
-- Ribbons - average size is 1 and 1/4 yards, and can be any kind that fits the width of the buckle (we really like -- grosgrain and French brocades)
-- Fusing - iron on glue tape.
-- Needle and thread

Britex Fabrics
146 Geary St.
San Francisco
415-392-2910

For more information, visit www.britexfabrics.com


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