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Enhance your Bridal and Special Occasions with Decorative Trimmings.

DIY Wedding Clutch with Lace Bow

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DIY Wedding Clutch with Bow

A simple row of lace and a floppy bow provide this otherwise plain Wedding Clutch with just the touch of elegance needed for your next event.

DIY Wedding Clutch with Bow Supply List:

Fleur De Lis Venice Lace  – One yard

Suede like Fabric – ½* yard

Foam Interfacing/Stabilizer – 8 inches by 14 inches

Large Snap Fastener


Sewing Machine

Basic Sewing, Measuring, Cutting, Pressing tools and supplies

DIY Wedding Clutch with Lace Bow How To:

Cut two 9 inches by 15 inches rectangles from the fabric*. Note: The project sample was created by using the reverse side of the suede fabric as the lining. If you choose not to do this, purchase additional fabric for the lining and cut one rectangle from each of the main fabric and the lining fabric.

Cut one 8 inch by 14 inch rectangle from the foam interfacing/stabilizer.

Place lace edging across the right side of the clutch fabric, situating it 1 ½ inches up from the front edge. Top stitch along either side of the lace edging. Diagram A

With right sides together, pin the front and back of the clutch together and stitch around the outside edge using a ½ inch wide seam and leaving a 4 inch opening along one side.  Clip the corners. Diagram B

Turn right side out and insert the foam interfacing/stabilizer. Turn in the opening along the side and hand stitch closed.

Fold the bottom edge of the clutch up towards the top forming a 3 ½ inch deep pocket. Pin. Topstitch around the outside edge of the clutch, stitching ¼ inch away from the outside edges. Sew snap to the clutch. Diagram C

Cut a 18” length of lace edging and fold in half, overlapping the two ends. Using a needle and thread stitch the end together and then wrap the thread around the center forming a bow. Stitch back into the center to secure the thread wraps. Diagram D

Cut a 1 inch by 2 ½ inch rectangle from the main fabric. Fold the edges in towards the center and then wrap around the center of the bow, overlapping the ends and stitching to secure.

Stitch the bow on top of the lace trim. See project photo

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Lace Embellished Belt


Adding the finishing touch to a plain dress might be as simple as adding a flourish of painted lace to a piece of velvet ribbon. With the lace embellished belt tutorial, success is a given. Upon completion you will be sure to garner the attention your creativity deserves.

Lace Embellished Belt Supply List:

Venice Lace Spray 

1 1/2 inch wide velvet ribbon – waist measurement + 12 inches

Buckle suitable for 1 1/2 inch wide ribbon

Stiffen Stuff™ fabric stiffening spray

Fabri-Tac™ permanent adhesive

Acrylic craft paint – silver

Fabric painting medium

Paint brush

Fusible crystals & Crystal application tool

Wax paper

Basic sewing, cutting, measuring and pressing tools & supplies

Lace Embellished Belt How To:

Lay the lace spray on a flat surface and choose which elements will be incorporated into the design. Cut out the desired element.

Lay the lace on a piece of waxed paper and spray with Stiffen Stuff™, turn over and repeat. Let dry.

Following the manufacturer’s directions, mix fabric painting medium into the acrylic paint.

Using the paintbrush; brush the pre-mixed acrylic paint over the lace cutout. Take your time to assure complete coverage. Turn the lace over and repeat. Let dry.

Once dry, repeat if necessary.

Insert one end of the ribbon through the buckle, fold the ribbon over the buckle center letting it extend 2 1/2 inches. Turn the raw edge of the ribbon under 1/2 inch and top stitch through all layers of the ribbon to secure the buckle onto the ribbon.

Cut the opposite end of the ribbon at a 45 degree angle.

Try on the ribbon belt and mark the center front point.

Position the lace accent on top of the ribbon, matching the center points. Remove and carefully add glue to the back of the lace accent. Reposition the lace accent onto the ribbon and place a heavy object on top. Let dry.

Following the manufacturer’s directions; apply fusible crystal accents to the lace as desired.




DIY Lace Espadrilles

DIY Lace Espadrilles

DIY shoe making is the rage right now and DIY Lace Espadrilles fit within that trend beautifully. Dritz® espadrilles can make that happen with a complete range of products from the soles to the pins and needles. Creating your very own espadrilles covered from tip to toe in Decorative Trimmings elegant lace trim takes it to the next level.

DIY Lace Espadrilles Supplies:

2 yards appx Venice Lace – Gothic Rose Venice Lace

Dritz® espadrille soles, interfacing,  and supplies

1/4  yard each of woven medium weight fabric & lining of your choice

Basic sewing, pressing, measuring and cutting supplies

DIY Lace Espadrilles How To:

Following the manufacturer’s directions included in the packaging, cut out two front and two back pieces from the fabric and lining of your choice.

1. Lay lace across the right side of the front fabric, following the gentle curve of the pattern piece. Pin in place. Note: the first piece of lace should be set 1/4 inch below the top edge. 

2.Continue adding rows of lace, tucking in each of the rows under the first.

3.Adjust the placement of the rows of lace so that the last row ends with the bottom edge.

4.Repeat adding lace to the right sides of the back fabric.

Cover the lace covered pieces with linings and pin together. Continue following the manufacturer’s instructions to complete the espadrilles.

Note:  Espadrilles will stay cleaner longer if you spray the surface with a protection spray such as ScotchGuard®.

DIY Lace Espadrille Step Outs

DIY Lace Espadrille Step Outs

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How To Make a Beyonce Inspired Party Dress

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The Holiday season is around the corner and anything festive is synonymous with dresses in my opinion. When I spotted the Nicole Miller dress worn by Beyonce I loved how it can be worn both in a chic way and be dressed down at the same time or be worn at work.

Although it’s a simple grey dress what makes it pop are the trimmings added to the finishing look. And the fact that is was worn by Beyonce otherwise nobody would be talking about it lol

Enjoy this DIY dress tutorial!

What you’ll need:
– 1 yards/meter of wool crochet fabric (shop it here or at Metro Textiles NYC)
– Trimmings (shop it here)
I used Rhinestone Embellished trimmings, Jumbo Ric Rac Orange, 1/2 Shell Knit trim)
– Zippers (shop it here)
– thread
– fabric scissors
– pins
– sewing machine (I used a Juki sewing machine)

Decorative Trimmings Holiday Trees

Christmas Trees by Beth Watson web
Design by Beth Watson

Decorative Trimmings Holiday Trees Supply  List:

Assorted Trims such as: One yard of Sequin Schlange White  White Pearl Twist cord, 2 yards of Fan Eyelet Natural or White, Ruffled Cluny Lace, 3 yards of flower Eyelet White, Ric Rac White, 5 yards of Ball Fringe White,  4 yards of Twill Tape Natural

Styrofoam cones – Mini 3″ x 2″, Small 2 7/8″ x 5 7/8″, Medium 3 7/8″ x 8 7/8″, Large 4 7/8″ x 11 7/8″

Assorted Candlesticks, Pillars available at craft stores, thrift shops or vintage finds.

Assorted wooden finials, knobs, buttons, pearls, rhinestones, bells and ribbons.

Craft Paint – Lamp Black & Chocolate Brown

Paint Brush


Hot glue gun & glue sticks

Decorative Trimmings Holiday Trees How To:

Beginning at the bottom of the cone, apply hot glue, then trim. Work in small sections until the entire cone is covered. Repeat to cover each cone.

Paint all candlesticks and wooden pieces black. Let dry. Using a dry brush, apply brown paint sparingly to allow black paint to show through.

Glue trimmed cones to candlestick or other base and top with the finial of your choice.



DIY Wedding Night Elegance with Decorative Trimmings

Wedding Night Elegance

With the addition of rows of lace trimmings and a quick stencil project, a simple set of sheets becomes a lovely wedding gift for any new couple.  DIY Wedding Night Elegance with decorative trimmings is truly a gift from your heart.

Supplies for Wedding Night Elegance with Decorative Trimmings

  •  Sheet Set
  • Decorative Trimmings – Cluny Lace with Ribbon
  • Tulip Soft Matte fabric paint
  • Light Table
  • Fabric Marker
  • Thread
  • Paint Brushes & general painting supplies
  • Newspaper or white paper
  • Sewing Machine
  • Basic Sewing, Cutting, Measuring, Pressing Supplies and Tools

How To Create Wedding Night Elegance with Decorative Trimmings

  • Measure the top sheet and edges of pillow cases and purchase enough trim. Be sure to allow for an overlap.  A queen size set of sheets requires approximately 6 yards of trim.
  • Pin trim to the sheet and top stitch in place. You will need to stitch along either edge of the trim to secure it properly for  laundering.
  • Repeat stitching trim to the pillow case edges.
  • On your home computer, type Mr and Mrs, choose a font and enlarge it to the size desired. In the case of the project samples a 300 point font was used. Print onto copy paper.
  • Using a light table, lay the pattern directly onto the surface and cover with the pillowcase. Draw the pattern onto the surface of the pillowcase.
  • Insert sheets of paper or newsprint and following the traced pattern, fill in the lines using the fabric paint following the manufacturer’s directions.




DIY Wrist Clutch with Lace Trim

Foldover Evening Bag 400

DIY Wrist Clutch Design by Lorine Mason

Simple foldover Wrist Clutch perfect for a pair of sunglasses, some lipstick and whatever else you might need on your next outing. Choose your favorite Decorative Trimmings and  dress up the the basic canvas fabric base. Slip the strap over your wrist and you are on your way.

Supplies for the DIY Wrist Clutch with Lace Trim:

  • Decorative Trimmings – Assorted
  • Canvas – 1/4 yard
  • Cotton print lining fabric – 1/4 yard
  • Medium weight fusible interfacing
  • Large snap fastener
  • 1 1/4 inch metal ring
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Basic Sewing, Measuring, Cutting and Pressing Tools & Supplies

How To make a DIY  Wrist Clutch with Lace Trim:

Using the pattern, cut out one clutch from the canvas fabric, a second from the lining fabric and a third from the fusible interfacing. To request a full size pattern, leave a comment at the bottom of this post asking for the pattern for the DIY Wrist Clutch with Lace Trim.

Iron interfacing to the back of the purse. Press fold lines across the width of the purse using the measurements provided. Stitch two rows of lace trim across the front of the purse, spacing them 1/2 inch apart. See Diagram A

Wrist Clutch

Stitch braided trim on top of the lace trim. Stitch a second piece of braided trim along the bottom edge, placing it 1 1/4 inch up from the bottom edge. With right sides together, fold the strap tab in half and stitch using a 1/4 inch seam. Turn right side out, press , then top stitch down either side. Fold in half and insert metal ring. See Diagram B

Cut a 2 inch by 12 inch strip. With right sides together, fold in half and stitch using a 1/4 inch seam. Turn right side out, press, then top stitch down either side. Fold in half, and insert metal ring. Stitch across the raw ends. Turn the strap inside out, sliding the seam next to the ring and top stitch across the end.  See Diagram C

Pin the strap to the bag front, attaching it 1/4 inch below the upper fold line. See Diagram D

Wrist Clutch

With right sides together, cover the purse front with the purse lining. Stitch around the outside edges, using a 1/2 inch seam and leaving a 4 inch opening along one side. Clip corners, turn right side out and press.  See Diagram D

Create the purse pocket by folding the bottom edge of the purse along the lower fold line. Top stitch around the outside edge of the purse; stitching 3/8 of an inch from the outside edges. Create the purse flap by folding the top edge of the purse along the upper fold line.   Follow the manufacturer’s directions to apply a snap closure to the purse front.  See Diagram E

Wedding Scape with Decorative Trimmings



Wedding Scape with Decorative Trimmings

Design by Lorine Mason

Create an elegant wedding scape by combining burlap ribbon and Decorative Trimmings wide assortment of trims. The perfect setting for the new couple to enjoy their first meal together as Mr. & Mrs.

Supplies for Wedding Scape with Decorative Trimmings:

  • Decorative Trimmings Fantasy Trimmings
  • 4 & 6 inch wide burlap ribbon
  • Two 1/2 inch buttons
  • Two small wooden plaques
  • Alphabet stickers
  • Glue gun & glue sticks
  • Hole punch or small drill
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing,  measuring, pressing and cutting tools & supplies

Decorative Trimmings Outdoor Wedding Scape Chair Bow

Mr & Mrs Name Plaque How To:

Apply stickers to the front of the plaques.

Drill two holes along the either side of the top edge of the plaques.

Insert cord trim through the holes and tie the ends together using an overhand knot.

Glue trim around the outside edge of each of the plaques.

Hang plaques from the center of each bow.

Chair Bow How To:

Cut two 2 1/2 yard lengths of 4 inch wide burlap ribbon for each bow.

Stitch trims to the burlap ribbon, starting at the center point and working your way to the edge of the ribbon. The number of trims will be determined by the width of each trim you have chosen.

Tie three loop bows with each length of the ribbon.


Napkin Ring How To:

Cut one 6 inch length of 4 inch burlap ribbon for each napkin ring.

Stitch trims to the burlap ribbon, starting at the center point and working your way to the edge of the ribbon. The number of trims will be determined by the width of each trim you have chosen.

Fold the burlap ribbon in half, right sides together and stitch using a 1/2 inch seam. Turn right side out.

Create a figure eight loop of trim. Glue the bow, topped with a button to the center top of the napkin ring.

Table Runner How To:

Determine the length of the table runner by measuring the table and adding the drop down each side. Add 2 inches to the measurement and cut a piece of 6 inch wide burlap this length.

In the sample project, trim was stitched 1 inch from either edge down the length of the ribbon. A second row of trim was then stitched along the inside edge of the first rows.

Fold each of the runner ends in half right sides together and stitch using a 1/2 inch seam. Turn right side out and press carefully, forming a point at each end.

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