We sew shuttlecocks – the most understandable lessons. Part four.

And again, good afternoon, we continue to learn to construct shuttlecocks. I invite you to the one who joined us just now an article of this series – there we are thoroughly versed in photographs, what are the shuttlecocks. In the second part of the cycle – we study The classic “bag” way to build a shuttlecock. In the third part we learn to make shuttlecocks with varying degrees of undulation – weak-wavy shuttlecocks or vice versa, shuttlecocks with strongly curled the wave.

And today we will talk about the second promised way to draw shuttlecock – is a snail or spiral way.


For which shuttlecocks it is suitable, and for which not.

In this way, you can draw a shuttlecock directly on the fabric and cut its with minimal waste tissue. In this way, you can a small piece of fabric to carve a shuttlecock large enough lengths.

The only thing that confuses me in this shuttlecock is it has an unequal degree of waviness along its length – that is, from one end, the shuttle has strongly swirling waves, and from the other end, a slight waviness is obtained.

This means that if you need a shuttlecock of the same degree undulations – for example, tiered flounces on a skirt or dress – then this The method does not fit.

This method is suitable if you need shuttlecocks for asymmetric or chaotic design of a dress or skirt – for frill or for example, if you make a U-shaped neck design with a shuttlecock – that is, in cases where the uniformity and uniformity of the vortices shuttlecock is not important. In the first part of this series of articles – there are many photos of different models of shuttlecocks – you can return there and remind yourself of the cases in question.

Now I’ll show you how to draw a shuttlecock in this covert way – here everything is told step by step.

We sew shuttlecocks - the most understandable lessons.  Part four.

As you understand, the points located on each of the four crossbars of a cross, serve as reference points for us correct and uniform drawing of a snail.

The same distance between points allows we carve a shuttlecock of the same width along its entire length. In this In case we get a shuttlecock 4 cm wide.

We sew shuttlecocks - the most understandable lessons.  Part four.

Please note that each new round the shuttlecock has a larger circumference than the previous coil. That is why the shuttlecock as it moves away from center loses “its undulation.”

And it turns out that, in a straightened form, is the end of the shuttlecock that closer to the center, will have more undulations than his opposite tail (remote from the center of the cross).

That is, this snailing method of cutting a shuttlecock – ultimately gives us shuttlecock with an uneven degree of undulation. Therefore such a shuttlecock suitable for those models where the uniformity of waviness is not needed.

We sew shuttlecocks - the most understandable lessons.  Part four.

How to cut a shuttlecock I showed with a dashed line ..


You should now have a question:

“And how to calculate the length of such a shuttlecock? How long does it take “winding a snail” to get a shuttlecock … well, say, 60 cm long?

I answer:

It is likely that there is a tricky mathematical formula. But over the years I’ve already lost all my mathematical skills thinking. Therefore, I will show you one simple way. It seems to me, that it’s even better than any formulas will help you calculate the length of the shuttlecock inside the snail.

Here is how I do it:

Let’s say we need a shuttlecock of 60 cm and a width of 4 see. Draw a cross – just in case the sides draw more crosses, with a margin. Further on the sides of the cross mark all the points that are necessary – the first points 3 cm from the edges of the cross (although it is possible not in three cm. but on any other distance to start) – then put all the other points and began to “reel” with a pencil the lines around the center crosses – draw a snail.

Draw a few turns and stopped. Now I need to check the length of the drawn shuttlecock – may already be enough paint?

To do this, take the thread, measure on it a piece in 60 cm (as much as we need a shuttlecock) – cut off this piece of thread. It will serve us as a measure of the length of a shuttlecock.

We sew shuttlecocks - the most understandable lessons.  Part four.

And now we put this thread in a spiral snails – from the place in the center of the snail where it starts “trunk” of the shuttlecock, and move in a circle to the tail. In the place where the thread is over, and there will be an edge of our shuttlecock 60 cm long.

That’s how we check – if the snail is over before a piece of thread, so we still have to continue to draw our spiral. And if there is enough snail – then enough to draw – you can cut shuttlecock.

That’s all about this snailing method of cutting.

Now let’s move on to the fifth lesson of our free-cycle articles and a little rest – in this lesson we let’s talk about ruffles and ruffles.

You can immediately jump into the sixth lesson – there I I will show several ways of sewing a shuttlecock to a dress,

Or, if you can’t wait to learn about the free modeling of the shuttlecock, I invite you immediately to the seventh article of the cycle, where we we ourselves will model curly shuttlecocks.

Good luck with your tailoring.

Olga Klishevskaya, specially for the site “Women’s Talk”.

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