This stole is created by using the “overcast stitches and fringes” method, which is all done by hand. You can enjoy a gentle touch that can only be created from hand stitching and it presents a different feel from a machine finished piece. Be playful with unique colors for the overcast stitch, and it can work as an accent for this simple stole.
Fabric shown for this sample: KINARI H11800-800A
□ Fabric: 50cm x 2m
We interviewed Anriko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
I chose to make a stole. I thought that the nuanced weave of this cotton linen fabric, combined with a gentle and soft texture would make a nice impression.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
It simply uses a long and rectangular fabric. By hand sewing, it aims to create a silky finish. When it comes to stole making, I personally prefer to do it by hand, rather than by machine.
KF: What are some tips for making this stole?
The method I used for this project was to wrap the thread around the edge of the fabric. You can also use blind stitching or ladder stitching, if you prefer. For a thread color, you may choose a color that stands out for fun.
KF: How should we use this stole in everyday situations?
The picture shows a basic styling example. With ample length, you can try different styling arrangement and coordination.
KF: Thank you very much, Anriko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
Picture shows how to hand stitch. Keep the same stitching interval for a consistent finish. To create a thin fold on the edge, the key is to use a needle to hold the first fold while moving onto the next fold.
Make the fringe. When pulling out the weft thread, do it one by one from the edge. This method is the most efficient. Gather up the fringe for every 1cm, and tie it at the base. Align the direction of the tie for a clean finish. When doing this process, have a stiletto handy. You will find it helpful.