A large rectangle of natural fabric, such as linen,wool, or cotton, worn as a tunic and belted with twine makes for an easy Medieval costume. Wear leggings and an undershirt underneath for modesty, and leather sandals for added authenticity. Women wear hair loose or braided while a straw hat is the perfect touch for men.Know More
For a more elaborate Medieval costume, consider a knight in shining armor or a fair lady of the court. An easy way to make authentic-looking chainmail for the knight is to purchase a large-looped sweater from a thrift shop. Use a can of metallic silver spray paint to paint the sweater, and let it air dry for a few days. Cut a tunic out of heavy fabric and, using fabric glue, attach an insignia of choice on the front. Make a sword and shield out of heavy cardboard, pair the tunic and chain mail with leggings and leather boots, and the Medieval knight is ready for battle.
For an elegant Medieval lady-in-waiting, search second-hand stores for a long dress in a rich color such as royal blue or emerald green. Use a hot glue gun to add embellishments such as metallic gold string around the hems, edges of the sleeves and waist. Add heavy costume jewelry such as rings, bracelets and a necklace to complete the look.Learn more about Sewing
A cavewoman costume can be made by using a pair of scissors to alter the shape and design of an oversized yellow or brown T-shirt. A bone or primitive-looking tool may be carried to help complete the outfit.Full Answer >
There are several ways to try to repair scratches in leather, some of which include applying heat from a hair dryer and the use of olive oil. Many leathers do not scratch deeply and easily, and removing lighter scratches is fairly simple with light heat, oil or polish. Deeper scratches may require the use of specific leather repair kits of professional help.Full Answer >
To use a sewing gauge, the user lines up the gauge with the fabric, then marks the width of the seam or hem. Most gauges come with red or blue plastic "cursors" to ensure the depth of the hem is consistent along several yards of fabric.Full Answer >
Scented sachets can be made by adding an essential or scent oil to uncooked rice and then sewing, folding, bundling or tying that scented rice into a fabric container. The uncooked rice will absorb the scented oils and give off that fragrance through the porous fabric, so it is best to use fabric that is not too dense or thick to allow the scent to escape. For example, light, thin fabrics, such as linen, or denser, porous fabrics like burlap make acceptable fabric containers for scented rice sachets.Full Answer >