Member since 7/3/10
Skill: Advanced Beginner
Date: 7/20/10 3:28 PM
I am nearly finished making my cape (new look pattern 6658). One of the final finishes touches is to add toggles (already bought) and matching fastenings.
I have read the existing review from someone who has already made this pattern and she said she ended up making her own fastenings with leather patches.
I have the leather (it's quite thin) and toggles. I also have a loop turner, leather needles and have read my Vogue sewing guide.
BUT there isn't actually much guidance on size or thickness. So, has anyone made toggle fastenings and please can they advise how big the leather tubes (or loop) should be for it be sturdy but not too unwieldy?
The wool I have used for the cape is VERY thick. So it has to be quite strong. Thanks in advance!