Nicki LaFoille

How to Make Fairy Wings

Nicki LaFoille
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DIY fairy wings are a great project to make if looking to add to a costume or simply play dress-up with the kids.

Nicki LaFoille shows you how to make fairy wings using standard cotton fabric, some additional fabric for shine, stiff interfacing, and elastic. She also provides a pattern piece to use but explains how you can easily draft your own if wanting to make a different size.

DIY Fairy Wings

Nicki begins by talking about the materials needed to make the fairy wings. While the wings can essentially be made out of and embellished with any type of fabric, you want the wings to have some stability so that they stand up on their own when worn. Nicki explains that this has less to do with fabric choice and more to do with interfacing. She shows what type of interfacing she likes to use and explains why it is a good choice.

Nicki then shows how to cut out the pattern pieces and how to begin assembly. The two wings are assembled almost identically, until the need to put the two wings together.

She also shows how to insert the interfacing into the fabric wings, how to stitch the additional fabric embellishments onto the wings, and how to add the elastic.

While DIY fairy wings are the perfect project to make for costumes or dress up, there are many more fun DIY projects to make too, like an Insta-dress and scrunchie or a DIY cactus pincushion. Be sure to try them all!

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