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Finished Coif

The new coif and forehead cloth are completed!

All hemmed!  Note the larger turn- up for the drawstring across the bottom.  All the other hems are tiny

All hemmed! Note the larger turn- up for the drawstring across the bottom. All the other hems are tiny

Put the top edge together, right side to right side, and whipstitch along the edge.  You only want to go about halfway

Put the top edge together, right side to right side, and whipstitch along the edge. You only want to go about halfway

Nice and tight!

Nice and tight!

Take the remaining gap at the top, and pleat it very tightly together

Take the remaining gap at the top, and pleat it very tightly together

Stitch a few times across the tops of the pleats to hold them in place

Stitch a few times across the tops of the pleats to hold them in place

Like so!

Like so!

The finished top!

The finished top!

For a forehead cloth, all you need is a square of linen, and two strings

For a forehead cloth, all you need is a square of linen, and two strings

The strings I've used for this and for the coif drawstring are lucet cord, made from crochet cotton

The strings I’ve used for this and for the coif drawstring are lucet cord, made from crochet cotton

Lay the cords so that they go across opposite corners

Lay the cords so that they go across opposite corners

Then, fold in half and sew (on a machine if you are me, by hand if you are crazy).  Make sure that you go over the ends of the cord a couple of times, and that you leave a small hole for turning.  I like to leave the hole about halfway down one of the sides, not on the corner, because that way your corners are nice and neat.

Then, fold in half and sew (on a machine if you are me, by hand if you are crazy). Make sure that you go over the ends of the cord a couple of times, and that you leave a small hole for turning. I like to leave the hole about halfway down one of the sides, not on the corner, because that way your corners are nice and neat.

Yay for new headwear!

 

Sarah


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