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Ric Rac Roses

Ric Rac roses are perfect for so many uses; add them to garments, hair and accessory items or perhaps in your next home décor project. The size, color and look of your finished rose is up to you. Consider mixing colors, spraying the edges or adding a pearl center. The idea is simple; the base instructions given below will get you started.

Ric Rac Roses Supply List:

Three yards Natural Ric Rac #00580-008

Needle & Thread

Scissors

Binder Clip

Felt or Fabric circle – Optional

Sewing Machine

Iron – Optional

Ric Rac Roses How To:

Fold the 3 yards of Ric Rac in half and place a binder clip along the folded edge. Cross the two ends of the Ric Rac over and under each other to form a braid. Continue until the entire length has been braided. Optional:  Using the iron, press the braid prior to moving onto the next step.

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Place the braid under the presser foot of your sewing machine and stitch along one edge approximately 1/3 of the way up from the edge. Remove the binder clip as you reach the opposite end and continue stitching. Note: We have used contrasting thread to showcase the steps.

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Starting with the cuts edges, roll the braid upon itself, as you stitch into the bottom edge to secure. Continue rolling and stitching until you reach the opposite end. Secure the end with a couple of stitches, cut and remove the needle and thread. If desired, cover the bottom of the rose with a circle of felt or other fabric. Add pin, magnet or jewelry backings as you see fit.

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Use your fingers to open the rose by folding back the Ric Rac. Optionally:  You may use the tip of your iron to press open the flower edges.

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The size of the rose can be altered by the size of the Ric Rac used as well as the yardage.

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Lace Embellished Belt

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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.

 

 

 

how to make a party fringe dress

How to Make a DIY Party Fringe Dress

how to make a party fringe dress

Are you ready to swing in 2016 with a fab New Year’s Eve Dress? Or how about creating a memorable fashion moment at a Gatsby Wedding Reception? Then I got you covered with this purple Holiday fringe party dress. I spotted the silhouette of this dress numerous times with feathers at the bottom so I wanted to mix it up with fringe

The beauty of fringe is that it gives movement to your dress and swings with your every move

Enjoy this DIY finge party dress tutorial!

What you’ll need:
– 1 yards/meter of stretch fabric (shop fabrics here or at Metro Textiles NYC)
– Trimmings (shop it here)
I used Cancun Cup Purple SpotPurple Glimmer Fringe
DISCOUNT CODE: PINKCHOCOLATE for a 10% discount on the total sale
– Zippers (shop it here)
– thread
– fabric scissors
– pins
– sewing machine (I used a Juki sewing machine)

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