Okay, I admit it! I'm a closet Real Housewives NYC fan! I am so busy these days, I have few precious minutes to sit in front of the TV, but it just so happens that on Thursday nights at 10:00, the kids are in bed, my husband is doing some kind of Fantasy Footbalish thing and I land in front of the television ready to veg out with gals from the NYC.
While obviously the ladies' fabulous fashions are totally out of my price range, I found a way to stitch up even a little bit of their style! I'm a big fan of chunky jewelry, so I love 'The Countess' and the bigger than life accessories she sports around town.This little ring tutorial is a fun way to tackle the trend without breaking the bank!
What you'll need:
Adjustable ring findings, scraps of fabric, medium weight fusible interfacing, needle and thread, optional coverable button, Modge Podge
Click here to Download Bold Fabric Ring Template
I found these silver rings at our local Michael's, and they work perfectly for this project! The yellow/white fabric is from designer Heather Ross.
1. Cut 3 2" squares: 2 from your print and 1 from the fusible interfacing.
2. Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of one of the print squares. Trace the ring template onto the interfacing side.
3. Place the squares together, right sides facing. Using a very small stitch, sew directly over your lines, taking it slow tracing the shape with your stitches. Leave one of the sides un-stitched for turning. Trim to a tiny seam allowance, but leave the un-sewn side seam allowance a little longer.
4. Use a knitting needle to help you turn the piece right side out and press.
5. Fold in the un-sewn side and hand-stitch the opening closed. This is also the point at which you could add a covered button or other embellishment of your choice!
6. Hand-stitch the piece to the front of the ring, being sure to only stitch through the backing fabric. I added a little hot glue to seal the deal as well.
7. Enter Mod Podge! To add a little shine and clean-ability to the ring I added a couple thin coats of this multifunctional crafty staple! This step is optional, of course, but I really like the look it gave the finished ring.
Let it dry, and there you go. Big City Style on a Farm Girl Budget!