Watching our gardens bloom and grow green, we can’t help but feel that springtime is the time for color, creation, and crafts. Today we present a springtime project for the fresh and flowering little ladies of your lives. A cute feather caplet or shawl to greet the spring chill. The Sweet Springtime Feather Shawl is an easy sewing project to complete any dress or spring ensemble.
Sweet Springtime Feather Shawl
Fabric (about 1 yard of main and lining fabrics)
Marabou or Chandelle Feather boas
Sewing supplies (needles/sewing machine)
Ruler or compass
STEP 1: Start with your fabric folded over once and then again, so you will be cutting through four layers of fabric.
STEP 2: Using a ruler or compass, measure out the neckline. A 3-inch radius is what we used for this little girl size, but feel free to increase or decrease that to fit.
STEP 3: Now measure out the outer border of the shawl. For this small size, we went out 11 inches from the neckline, but again, increase or decrease to a length that feels comfortable to you!
STEP 4: Cut your folded fabric along the drawn lines and unfurl it to a flat circle like this.
STEP 5: The next step is very flexible; you are going to cut a section of the circle out—if you want a more draping shawl, cut a small section out. For a more structured and straight look, cut a larger section! You can also decide to leave the edge straight, or to cut a scalloped shape.
STEP 6: With wrong sides in, pin your two pieces of fabric together and sew around the outer edge leaving the neckline unsewn.
STEP 7: Now flip the piece inside out and press down your seams. Press the neckline under as well, and hand stitch it closed with a blind stitch. (If you’d like to add a collar, insert into the neckline before stitching close.)
STEP 8: Arrange your feather Boa onto the pressed caplet, starting at the edges. Using a whipstitch, tack the feather Boa onto the first layer of fabric only, not the lining. You can just trim edges of the piece or you can cover the whole thing by continuing to lay down parallel lines of feather Boa.
STEP 9: Finish the piece with some ribbon, a snap, or button to secure at the neckline. You now have a very sweet shawl for your favorite little lady!
For more Easter DIY feather crafts please see our HOW TO blog page!