Mini Wings - Materials List
The weight of the fabric will play a big part in the structure of the wings and in the ease of sewing.
The materials listed below and on the following page are for the child/adult sized wings. If you have made these larger wings, you can use the leftover material; however, these mini wings don’t need to be as sturdy, so you can use a slightly softer/lighter-weight interfacing if desired.
This pattern is designed for nonstretch woven fabrics only - we recommend using quilting cotton or fabric of a similar weight or lighter weight. Cotton, linen, satin, lawn, viscose rayon, lightweight chambray, and silk are all suitable. Please note: It is NOT recommended to use thicker fabrics (drill, corduroy, denim etc.) as they make the wings too thick to turn out and also too thick to sew through in certain areas where there are many layers.
Interfacing: Using an interfacing which is not sturdy enough will result in floppy wings. The interfacing needs to be heavyweight. We use Formfuse 1600f which works beautifully. Pellon 809 Decor Bond was also trialled in testing and found to be suitable. (Birch heavyweight non-woven is not sturdy enough).
Batting: Anything from 5mm - 20mm is suitable.
Needle: A strong sewing machine needle such as a super sharp size 90 or denim (jeans) needle. *We recommend starting with a fresh needle.
Elastic Lace: Optional: 40” (1m) of elastic lace for chest tie. Newborn photography wings can optionally simply be laid on baby without attachment.
The wider the elastic the better, with the maximum widths being:
Angel + Gum Emperor 2” (5cm)
Dragon + Dragonfly 1.5” (3.8cm)
Luna 1.75” (4.5cm)
Woodland Sprite 2.5” (6.5cm)
|Front Wing Fabric + Batting||17” x 14” (43 x 36cm)|
|Back Wing Fabric||as above|
|Fusible Interfacing x2||as above|
|Sew-in Interfacing||as above|
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