Back-Tie Bonnet – gathered edging
So we now know how to make a simple back-tie bonnet using 3 different techniques, the “First Basic” “The Alternative” and “The Double Ties”. So far we’ve only used one rectangle of fabric to make a plain, simple classic bonnet design, which can look amazing and be all thats needed for that finishing touch to a setup. But…. we always want more, or at least to the have the option to add more details, texture and fancy bits if we want to!
In this video I show you how to add a more interesting element to the front of your bonnets. A strip of fabric neatly folded, roughly gathered or randomly scrunched, hot glue gunning as you go to attach it to the front of your bonnet! This can be done with any of the bonnet techniques in this section and also beyond into more advanced bonnet creations when we start sewing them together!
Your gathered edging doesn’t have to be just along the front edge… why not add it further back, try a really wide strip of fabric, or 2 narrow bits. Fold and glue your fabric strip neatly folding over the same amount each time or gather and glue randomly, even a messy look! Cut a strip off the very front of your bonnet and replace it with lace or a ripped piece of another co-ordinating fabric. These photos below show you what’s possible!