Twist Wrap Cover-Up

I’m always on the look-out for quick & EZ garments to sew, and this one is SIMPLE<  SIMPE< SIMPLE!!!   

Fabric:  2 yards of 45″ (could be wider if desire and fabric comes wider) soft fabric.  The ‘Twist Wrap” I purchased ($10)  was a poly sheer print.

Simple strapped holes at each upper end...

Simple strapped holes at each upper end…

EZ Twist Cover-Up. Slip arms through opposite loops at upper ends and GO!

EZ Twist Cover-Up. Slip arms through opposite loops at upper ends and GO!

Wear as a dress, skirt or use as a blanket.

Wear as a dress, skirt or use as a blanket.

 

I held onto the ‘packaging’ on my purchase and share it with you below so that you can see how very SIMPLE it is!

To wear:  1.  Open and hold straps with hands.

2.  Place first strap over opposite shoulder.

3.  Place remaining strap over opposite shoulder.  Adjust straps to appropriate length as needed.

4.  To wear as a skirt, not the strap ends around waist.

 

Cut this curve at each end of the 2 yard piece of 45" wide fabric.

Cut this curve at each end of the 2 yard piece of 45″ wide fabric.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As you can see in the Schematic above, the lengthwise grain of the 2 yard piece of fabric goes AROUND the body.  At each corner just cut out a curved piece.  Note the curve is 3″ deep and 5″ wide.  The curved line then measures about 7.5″.  Look closely at the next picture to see how the slider and circle (from an old bra!) add adjustment to the length of the strap for an adjustable fit .

a little circle hardware piece (could be a loop of fabric too), and a slider provide the adjustment needed at the shoulder.

a little circle hardware piece (could be a loop of fabric too), and a slider provide the adjustment needed at the shoulder.

Roll hem edge with a serger, or narrow hem both 45″ ‘ends’ of the piece and the lowermost 2 yard length (opposite where you cut the armhole shapes as above).

Cut 2 straps of lengthwise grain fabric 1″ wide x 27″ long.  Retrieve bra hardware from an old bra:  the ‘circle’ and the sliders – you need 2 of each.

Press strap in half lengthwise, then each long edge in towards the center and press.

Find to recycle – the ‘circle’ part of brassiere hardware and the slider portion.

Bra re-cycled hardware and ''threading' path shown close-up.

Bra re-cycled hardware and ”threading’ path shown close-up.

Secure the circle part of the hardware right at the lower left corner as seen in above photograph.  Sandwich curved corner of the large piece between these layers of the step and stitch.  Continue stitching the rest of the strap.  It should be approximately 1/4″ wide.

Thread the remaining end of the strap through the bra slider, coming up from the bottom, then over the center gar, then under the remaining side.  Then, it goes into the circle that is secured to the end you started at, comes back UNDER the strap, and around just the center bar of the slider.  Anchor stitch it to itself about 1″ from the slider.

Now – make a little bag into which to stuff/store/carry your Twist Cover-Up. 

Cut a rectangle of fabric 12″ x 6″.  Along one of the 12″ sides, fold under the top 1/4″ then another 3/4″ and stitch. Fold in half so that it is approx 6″ x 6″.  Seam the 6″ ends together and across the bottom.

Cut little holes in the ‘casing’ on the outside at the top of the crosswise seam and opposite of that in the casing….(I know – tacky, but it’ll do for this quick project – and this is how the original is done!).

Using a small safety pin, guide 2 pieces of 1/8″ ribbon through each casing, in one hole, and out the other.  Tie the ends together at each end securely.

Quick & EZ Carry Bag

Quick & EZ Carry Bag

 

 

 

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