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Make a colourful shweshwe garland with scrap fabric

shweshwe garland

Do you have a bag full of scrap fabric and no idea what to do with it? Why not make a shweshwe garland with this easy tutorial by  Craftaholics Anonymous to add some lovely shweshwe decor for a party or your home.

Step 1:

Cut the scraps into strips about 1 inch to 3 inches wide and in any shape you prefer. Fold the strips in half and cut the ends to the desired length.

Step 2:

Use natural-colored twill tape as the “string” for the garland. Leaving about 6-12 inches of twill tape on the end to easily hang the finished garland. Pin the fabric scraps to the twill tape. You will want to sandwich the twill tape in the fold of each fabric strip. This way, your garland will be finished on both sides rather than having a right and wrong side.

Step 3:

Sew the fabric scraps to the twill tape, by stitching it with a sewing machine. When you are finished stitching the scraps onto the twill tape, press the fabric well so all the scraps hang straight. That’s all there is to it! You can make the garland as long or as short as you need.

Drape the garland anywhere you want to add a bright pop of colour. This garland would be cute across the tops of white kitchen cabinets or as an accent on a mantle — anywhere you want to add a little extra “oomph” to your decor!

Have you made a shweshwe garland? Let us know in the comments below and share your pictures for a chance to feature on our website.

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