Making Pasties with Bike Tubes

Making pasties is too fun! Using bike tubes makes things a little tricky because the tubes are thick, but on the flip side, tubes don’t show needle punctures when you sew ‘um.

Tube and liner

Materials:

  • Buckram (this will act as your “frame” or pastie canvas, if you will)
  • Liner fabric (mine was pink!)
  • Glue (I used a pH adhesive made for paper, next time I may try spray adhesive)
  • Pencil (to create your stencil)
  • Scratch paper  (your stencil)
  • Old bike tube!

How:

I made my own stencil (a circular pastie looks like a pac-man!) at the size I needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The buckram shouldn’t show, that’s just to help build shape and size.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wrapped my pink liner around the buckram’s edges, so it would hide better. Then glue!

Finally, sew the pastie into it’s final shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were so many layers and the tube is thick, so this took patience, but I’m so happy with them! What color would your pasties be?

Tassel Twirling Class

Miss Indigo Blue

Tomorrow from 5pm – 6pm, Miss Indigo Blue is teaching a tassel twirling class at the Ritz Theater Studio in NE. The class is open to all bodies – if you have a chest, you can join in! You can bring your own pasties, or buy TwirlyGirl pasties there.

Interested? Register for the class here.

March: The sexy month. And it’s not over yet!

March is filled with so much burlesque, awesome group rides, and sexy events that I’m having a hard time keeping track of them all.

BurlesqueMN got their March session classes rolling, a bunch of pedalin’ hotties rode in International Working Women’s Day group ride, the usual fabulous classes at Smitten Kitten, and a Tiny Bike Shop Concert on our opening night at Calhoun Cycle, and more? Whoa! At the end of the month, I’m excited about Ophelia Flame’s Cinema Burlesque & Social Club.

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Don’t forget, tonight is Black Hearts Burlesque‘s show at Lee’s Liquor Lounge. There’ll be a raffle to benefit Full Cycle! What? Another bike/burlesque event this month? Oh yeah baby.

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