Vinyl Aida- in the cross stitch section of Jo-Ann's. Ask a Jo-Ann's associate to help you find buckram (by the yard).

Vinyl Aida- in the cross stitch section of Jo-Ann's. Ask a Jo-Ann's associate to help you find buckram (by the yard).

Basic Pastie Tutorial

Materials you will need:

  • Scissors
  • Fabric to cover pasties
  • Single Strand Sequins
  • Craft Glue (I use
  • Buckram or 13 count Vinyl Aida (both can be found in most craft/fabric stores- I find mine at Jo-Ann's)
  • Ruler or architectural compass
  • Paper

1) First you will want to create a paper template of your pastie size by measuring the diameter of your aureola. The following are template sizes I use (but pasties can come in all sizes!). If you're aureola is bigger than these sizes, just make your template to the size needed:
~Small: 1.75"
~Medium: 2.25"
~Large: 3"
~XL: 4"

 

Pastie Templates S-L

Pastie Templates S-L

Trace template on aida or buckram.

Trace template on aida or buckram.

2) After you've made your template, trace it on your aida or buckram two times. Notice there's a hole in the middle of my templates- that's so I can mark the middle with a dot for later. Cut out both circles.

Cut out base pieces

Cut out base pieces

3) Next, use that dot you marked to cut a straight line from the outside of the circle in to the middle dot.

Slit cut to middle of each base template

Slit cut to middle of each base template

Trace template on fabric

Trace template on fabric

4) Next, use your template to trace out two circles on your fabric. Mark that same middle dot on each. You might need to use chalk on dark fabrics instead of a pencil or pen.

5) Cut slit to middle dot on each just as you did with your base pieces of aida/buckram.

Slit cut to center of each fabric circle

Slit cut to center of each fabric circle

Cut out fabric pieces

Cut out fabric pieces

Base pieces made into mini cones

Base pieces made into mini cones

6) Now take your glue. you want to make a rather low-peaked cone in the base pieces by gluing overlapping sections of each circle. See picture to left as example. The glue I use is sticky but dries really fast.

7) Once your mini cones are dry, cover the whole surface of the cone (point side facing up- aka. the convex side) with glue. Lay the fabric onto the base piece, overlapping fabric and gluing it where necessary to mimic the base piece's cone shape. Make sure not to overlap the fabric in the same place as the base piece's overlap- that will make it too chunky.

Fabric covers base pieces

Fabric covers base pieces

Sequins line around the edge

Sequins line around the edge

8) Next take your glue and put a thin line around the outside edge of the pastie. Lay your sequin strand around the outside in the glue. Once you've completed the circle of sequins, overlap glue one or two where you started laying them. With that, you have your very own pasties!!!

Finished pasties!

Finished pasties!