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    Another DYI Flashes Tutorial

    Another DYI Flashes Tutorial
    I remember that there was quite a discussion on making flashes at Kilt Kamp.

    I, of course, do things slightly different from Barb but basically the same. Not wanting to hijack her flashes tutorial I thought I'd show you how I do them.

    We all do things a little different and so should you. Experiment, have fun.

    Here are some shots of some matching flashes for a Kilt in the Nova Scotia Tartan.

    I use a fusable non-roll waistband interfacing. It is exactly 1 1/4" wide so it gives a good clean fold. Laying it directly on the fabric allows me to layout on the diagonal easily. Lay it out, then iron it down.

    The interfacing I use is stiffer than the what Barb uses and I think I'm going to try some of hers.

    here's a shot folding over the fabric on the back side. I then use stitch witchery fusable to hold it down.






    Another shot of the folds on the back side.


    One of the different things I use is black fusable wiastband interfacing for the back side. This is known as "Jiffy Waistband" and is perforated in the middle to make it fold easy. I just cut or rip it down the middle and use one half. I think if gives a good looking clean appearance to the back.


    I then use the corner of a drafting triangle to cut the notches. I do the cut with an Olfa circular cutter and finish them with scissors. Then a touch of Fray check to seal it up.


    Then sew down the tops for the elastic.


    A little trick I do is to sew a small bartack at the top and bottom of the elastic loop. It helps keep the flashes straight and together.


    The finished product.

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    Last edited by Steve Ashton; 17th September 17 at 07:47 PM.

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