Discover easy-to-use sewing patterns for pastor and priest stoles at Ecclesiastical Sewing. From classic designs like the 3 1/2-inch stole to versatile options like the Transitional Deacon to Priest stole, our patterns come with clear instructions. Create unique and meaningful church vestments with our user-friendly designs.
The word pall comes from the Latin pallium meaning cloak. Thus a cloak or covering – a pall – is placed over the casket, or in ancient times, the body, of the deceased when a casket was not affordable. The use of funeral palls has a long-standing tradition dating back to at least the Middle Ages. During this time, the cloth was often rich or brightly colored, and palls were often richly embroidered. In America and Canada, the palls used today are often white. Palls may be decorated with embroidery or contrasting fabrics.
Chasubles are typically made of a lightweight, flowing fabric that features a large orphrey (decorative band) around the neck and down the front. There are a variety of fabric options that may be used for making chasubles, each with its own unique characteristics and benefits. Let’s take a few moments to explore some of the fabrics that might be used to create our Gothic Chasuble Sewing Pattern.
A DIY stole can be a truly special gift. We hope to help you make a stole that will serve your pastor, priest, or deacon for many years to come. Here at Ecclesiastical Sewing we have the top 10 materials for your DIY stole-making projects!
Reversible Wakefield is a stunning Metallic Ecclesiastical Fabric – a brocatelle. This liturgical fabric features an elaborately textured weave that adds depth and dimension to the design details.
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