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(*Puff Pasties. Not Puff Pasteries. I’m useless at baking. PJ is the go-to gal for that stuff.)

I know, I know… yet another how-to on making pasties. And who hasn’t made at least a hundred sets of tassels? But I promise you, this one is different - we’ll be making Hufflepuff Pasties. Hufflepuff women do have bodacious ta-tas. It’s a fact.

And to those other Houses, I’m sure you’ll figure out something.

PS- I blame the following entirely on [livejournal.com profile] mischievous_t . See the cut for heavy graphics and gratuitous titillation.

Before we begin, I’d like to note that these pasties aren’t designed to be worn. They’re actually being used for a whole other project. Bearing that in mind, if you intend to make a pair for your own personal use, I strongly recommend backing it with a soft felt once you’re done. It just looks like it would itch something fierce. Then probably get some theatrical adhesive tape.


Fabric – Scrap fabric will do. I used scraps from making Christev’s robes. Won’t she be thrilled!

Trim – Buy a half yard at most. The trim used was $3.50/yd

Thick fusible interfacing – I used the really thick stuff they make craft bowls and whatnot out of, but I could have gone thinner.

Cheap craft tassels – They are already on a loop, which makes affixing them a snap. $1.99/pkg of 2

Needle/thread – I used strong upholstery thread. Iron. Hot glue gun. Craft scissors.


1. Trace a circle on to your thick fusible interfacing. You want a larger circle than your finished product. I got a 3-inch diameter by tracing around the cusp of a small drinking glass. Cut those circles out.

2. Find the center of your circle, mark it with a pen. Mark a small wedge. It’s easier to explain by looking at the pictures. Essentially you’re cutting a wedge to give your pasties a small cone shape. Cut out the wedge.

3. Fuse your circle to your fabric with your iron. Cut out the circles leaving a fabric allowance. Cut a slit into the fabric from the perimeter straight to the center in the center of your wedge. See photos for illustration.

4. Turn your circles inside-out and sew a small line of stitches along the edge. You want to get close to the edge so that it will turn out fairly flush. Carefully trim away any extra fabric.

5. Run a thin line of hot glue on the inside of your circle, and adhere the seam allowance. Try to make your edges smooth. By this point, you pretty much have a pastie. The rest is just decoration.

6. Use the glue gun to adhere trim, or any kind of decorations you wish – glitter, gemstones, whatever.

7. Push up a needle/thread in the center of your pastie, catch the loop of your tassel, and secure it with a few stitches.


The final product is pinned to my lovely model.

And my many thank yous to my fantastic shop assistant, Catherine. She really tired herself out with this project.

OH - before I forget, in my last How-to I offered hand-cut quills to whoever wanted one. There were no takers. I still have plenty available. Message me if you want one.

Date: 13 December 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morethansirius.livejournal.com
Ooooh, goody! When do we start classes on how to make them twirl?!?

Quills?!?! I wants a quill of my very own, pretty please! Will PM you now.

Date: 13 December 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apollinav.livejournal.com
That would be advanced twirling classes. We Puff women need to set the bar high you know. *winks*

Quills are on their way.

Date: 13 December 2009 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morethansirius.livejournal.com
Well, of course it's the advanced class. We need to learn how to twirl them in opposite directions!

Yay, quills!

Date: 13 December 2009 03:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apollinav.livejournal.com
Mezmerize and blind the enemy!

Date: 13 December 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] christev.livejournal.com
That material really is lovely stuff, so I'm glad it's being put to a good use here!! And they look gorgeous on the model. The model's profile in the picture with Catherine is quite exquisite.

Date: 13 December 2009 02:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apollinav.livejournal.com
*preens* They do look rather attractive on the model. She has the perfect ta-tas for them - foam - since they're pinned.

Catherine is always a delight to have in the sewing room. She diligently inspects all the thread and paws at buttonzes to ensure quality.

Date: 13 December 2009 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] severely-lupine.livejournal.com
You offered hand cut quills? How did I miss that? I totally want one if you're giving them away! I'll message you.

Date: 13 December 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apollinav.livejournal.com
Excellent m'dear! Once I have your address I shall send them on their way.

Date: 13 December 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clairvoyant12.livejournal.com
Once again, AV, you crack me up. When I saw your g-mail status message last night (tassels for t), I thought you were up to something completely different, certainly not a craft project.

As far as pasties go, they are... um, lovely. Sign me up for an app class. ;)

Happpy Chanukah, love.


Date: 13 December 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apollinav.livejournal.com
Hee-hee. We were having so much fun being bad. I have to email you the 'inspiration.'

Thank you love! I lurve Chanukah. My hubby makes the world's best latkas. Hands down. Then the bastard makes me wait all year for them. Happy Chanukah to you, lil C, and your studly man.

Date: 13 December 2009 03:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] clairvoyant12.livejournal.com
ROFLMAO That pic made my weekend. That really is inspiration. Proof that you have to grow up, but you don't have to grow old. :D

Latkes! Forget the prezzies, the food is always the best part of the holiday. All the holidays, for that matter... except Passover. I can live without matzo. ;)

Date: 13 December 2009 03:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apollinav.livejournal.com
We don't really do much for prezzies. It's pretty low-key around here. But I never turn down latkas, or donuts.

Matzah isn't so bad. At least not on the first night. By the end of Pesach I'm ready to be done with farfel and all matzah products for a year.

Date: 13 December 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mollyssister.livejournal.com
qUILLS? Hell yes I want one.

Those tassle thingies are lovely. You are my new Martha

Date: 13 December 2009 02:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apollinav.livejournal.com
Absolutely! Message me your address and they are yours!

Thank you, love! But I hope never to catch a Good Things special with Martha Stuart making pasties. *shudders*

Date: 13 December 2009 03:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] droxy.livejournal.com
Yanno- SNape could easily sell these at con...

Thick interfacing for craft bowls..is that Pellon Board????

OOOH what a handsome kitty.

Finally, you need to tell the students how to stick them on! I think double sticky sided tape will work. =)

Date: 13 December 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apollinav.livejournal.com
Well Pellon is definitely the manufacturer. I think all of my fusible interfacing is from them, but I don't know the exact product name. Board might be right.

Kitty is very pretty, and she's quite aware of her attributes, thank you very much. She is descended from a goddess, didn't you know. Puny humans.

The first paragraph kinda glossed over to line them and use theatrical tape, but I could have wrapped up with a reminder. This particular pair is meant to be affixed on a different project and won't be worn. I think double-sided sticky tape is what they use in the sex shops.

Date: 13 December 2009 04:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apollinav.livejournal.com
Oh, and as for Snape selling these...

Prepare to be knocked to the ground. At the very least expect several demonstrations on how the tassels work.


Date: 13 December 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tudorpot.livejournal.com
looks down- nope, too damn droopy, sighs

Date: 13 December 2009 04:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apollinav.livejournal.com
Ah, that's where you're wrong my love. These are magical Hufflepuff pasties.

*waves wand and hands you a pair*

Have fun! And try not to put an eye out... unless you really must.

Date: 13 December 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tudorpot.livejournal.com
He'd have to be VERY short or kneeling- hey, there's a thought. LOL

Date: 13 December 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)

Date: 13 December 2009 05:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tenar10r.livejournal.com
OOO! A handcut quill? For freebie? Should I just LJ-mail you my address?

Date: 13 December 2009 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apollinav.livejournal.com
Yep, send me your address.

Date: 3 January 2010 05:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] labrt2004.livejournal.com
o/t: Thanks so much for the wonderful gift from Snape's Menagerie! Really adored the little duckies :-)


Date: 3 January 2010 05:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apollinav.livejournal.com
*cocks head* I have a terrible memory. I'm sorry, I have no idea what you're talking about. Duckies?

Date: 3 January 2010 05:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] labrt2004.livejournal.com
Oh Dear,

I hope I haven't made a stupid error. I think you were part of the group that sent this email I received from Pyjama Pants? Wanted to say thank you!


Snape's Menagerie is a group of appreciative members of the fandom that banded together to raise money for a great cause and send a hard-earned giggle your direction. Our collective donations went to Heifer International, which provides livestock, seeds, or training to families struggling with hunger and poverty. Their gift-giving catalogue features a range of animals corresponding to various livestock. Snape's Menagerie was inspired by the gift giving catalogue and all of your hard work making the fandom a brighter and more entertaining place. We are happy to present you, labrt2004, with the virtual gift of a flock of ducks. Alas, there were no owls to bequeath upon OWL Admins, but we hear that duck!fic is pretty popular in those quarters.

May the New Year shine upon you and bring you all the happiness you deserve. And plenty of duck!fic!

Snape's Menagerie


Date: 3 January 2010 05:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apollinav.livejournal.com
*light pops on* I'd forgotten that PJ had named it Snapes Menagerie. Yes, I was involved, and I'm so glad the warmth and love is getting passed around.

Date: 8 March 2010 04:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dragonsinger954.livejournal.com
These are fabulous!

Date: 8 March 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apollinav.livejournal.com
*preens* Why thank you!

Date: 8 March 2010 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dragonsinger954.livejournal.com
You should send the tutorial in to the Crafty Witches at Leaky :D It's good :)


Date: 8 March 2010 04:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] apollinav.livejournal.com
Oooh, I'll have to consider that... and for my hand-cut quills. Thanks!

Date: 8 March 2010 04:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dragonsinger954.livejournal.com
Hand cut quills?? Oh most definitely!!!


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