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Use decorative Trimmings to make your Holidays & Celebrations extra special

DIY Wedding Clutch with Lace Bow

Wedding Clutch blog
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

Thread

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

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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.

 

 

 

Decorative Trimmings Christmas Boot

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Design by Lorine Mason

Looking to make a statement with your Christmas Boot. Dramatic fabric choices make the perfect canvas for Decorative Trimmings Fringe and Midas trims.

Decorative Trimmings Christmas Boot Supply List:

Fabric – ½ yard & ¼ yard coordinating prints plus ½ yard of lining fabric

Fringe Trim – 2/3 of yard

Midas Trim – 1 ½ yards

Fusible Fleece – ½ yard

Fusible Web

Thread

Sewing Machine

Basic Sewing, Cutting, Measuring and Pressing tools & supplies

 Decorative Trimmings Christmas Boot How to:

Increase the pattern size and cut out two from the main, lining fabric and fusible fleece.

Following the manufacturer’s directions, press fusible fleece to the back of the main fabric stocking pieces.

Press fusible web to the back of the coordinating print and cut out the two boot accent pieces.

Remove the paper backing from the fusible web and press the cutouts to the front of the boot.

Stitch Midas trim along top edge of the heel accent as well as along the either side of the calf accent.

With right sides together, stitch the two boot sections together. Clip curves and points and turn right side out. Press well.

With right sides together, stitch the two boot lining sections together. Clip curves and points and insert the lining into the inside of the boot. Baste around the top edge.

Measure the top edge of the boot and cut a length of coordinating fabric for the boot cuff this measurement plus 1 inch x 8 inches wide.

With right sides together, stitch the short ends of the cuff together. Press the seam open and fold in half right sides out.

Stitch fringe along the folded edge of the cuff, turning under and overlapping the ends. Cover the top edge of the fringe with Midas trim, stitching along the top and bottom edges, turning under and overlapping the ends.

Cut a 10 inch x 2 inches for the hanging tab. Fold in half lengthwise and press. Open the fold and fold each of the raw edges in towards the middle fold line. Press well then refold along the center fold. Top stitch along either edge.

Fold the hanging tab in half and pin to the back seam line of the boot along the top edge.

Insert the boot cuff into the boot with the trimmed edge facing the inside of the boot. Pin well, then stitch along the top edge using a ½ inch seam. Turn the cuff over the top edge of the boot leaving 1 inch along the inside edge. Press well.

To request a copy of the pattern, leave a comment.

 

 

 

 

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

Scissors

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.

 

 

Decorative Trimmings Holiday Ornaments

Decorative Trimmings Holiday Ornaments
Decorative Trimmings Holiday Ornaments

Decorative Trimmings Holiday Ornaments are simple to make and elegant to hang on your tree, in a window or give as a gift. With the wide variety of trims available from Decorative Trimmings the only problem might be in having to choose between the vast array of braids, trims, laces and fringes.

Decorative Trimmings Holiday Ornaments Supply List:

 

Assortment of trims such as; Chinese Braid, Dragonloop Trim, DoubleHelix Trim and Cotton Clamshell 

4 inch Foam Ball

Straight Pins

Needle & matching thread

Assorted Beads

Scissors, Measuring Tape, Craft Glue

Decorative Trimmings Holiday Ornaments How To:

Place a pin to mark the North and South poles of the foam ball.

Remove the North pin and lay Decorative Trimmings  trim across the top of the foam ball, secure with the pin.

Wrap trim across the surface of the ball, remove the South pin and secure the trim.

Wrap the trim across the back of the ball and lay it next to the North pin. Secure with an additional pin.

Continue wrapping the decorative trimmings trim moving over from the last row and adding pins to secure until the entire surface of the ball has been covered. Note: Due to the wrapping of the trim around the N and S points of the ball, the  ornament shape will turn into an oval. 

Add a drop of glue to the end of the decorative trimmings trim and insert it in behind the last piece of trim.

Cut a 10 inch piece of trim. Form a loop, overlapping the two ends and insert a pin through both ends. Add a drop of glue to the end of the pin and insert it into the top of the wrapped ornament to serve as the hanger. Let dry.

Cut a length of decorative trimmings trim equal to the center width of the foam ball plus 1 inch. Wrap trim around the center of the ball and secure with pins, overlapping the trim neatly.  Add a drop of glue if necessary.

Using a needle and thread; insert a double strand of thread through the eye of the needle, do not knot thread. Insert the needle through a small bead, bringing the ends of the thread back through the eye of the needle. Thread on additional beads using all four strands of thread. Stitch into the wrapped trim to secure the beads to the bottom of the ornaments  Trim excess threads and add a drop of glue to secure the stitching.

 

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Fall Fringed Table Scarf

Holiday Table ScarfFall Fringed Table Scarf

by Lorine Mason

Dress up your table with this fun Fall Fringed Table Scarf. Simple to make for yourself or to use as a housewarming or hostess gift for friends or a special neighbor.

Fall Fringed Table Scarf Supplies:

1/2 yard of two coordinating fabrics

3 1/2 yards of Chainette Fringe

Cotton Batting

Thread

Sewing Machine

Basic Sewing, Measuring, Cutting and Pressing tools and supplies

Fall Fringed Table Scarf How To:

Cut 18 inch by 40 inch rectangles from both fabric prints and cotton batting.

Layer the two prints right sides together and cover with the batting. Pin all layers together.

Stitch using a 1/2 inch seam, leaving a 6 inch opening along one of the long edges of the table scarf.

Clip corners at an angle to remove excess fabric. Turn right side out and press. Turn in the fabric along the opening.

Pin chainette fringe along all of the edges of the table scarf, creating mitered corners with the fringe. Top stitch along the top edge of the fringe, turning under the raw edges and overlapping at the meeting point.

Sew a second row of stitching next to the lower edge of the fringe.

Remove the bottom cording from the fringe, allowing the fringe to hang freely.

 

 

DIY Halloween Faux Leather Fringe

Faux Leather Fringe Cowboy Treat Bag Front Web

 

Faux Leather Fringe Halloween Cowboy Treat Bag

Finish off that costume idea with the perfect bag.  Another option – ‘Mix It Up’ and go for something totally different from your costume theme. Halloween is all about being different so show your style with this fun Halloween Cowboy Treat Bag. Through the combination of Decorative Trimmings Faux Leather Fringe and Oly*fun the cost and the sewing time is kept to a minimum.  

Supplies for Faux Leather Fringe Halloween Cowboy Treat Bag:

Cowboy Treat Bag Back Web

Cut the following pieces from oly*fun™

Sky Blue               Pattern                                Snow White       Pattern 

(2) 16” x 20”        Front & Back of Bag   (2) Pattern          Front Yoke

(2) 5” x 20”          Sides                                     (1) Pattern          Back Yoke

(1) 2” x 20”          Button Placket                  Jet Black      Pattern    

(2) Pattern          Collar                                   (1) 4” x 41”   Top Binding Strip

(1) 4” x 41”          Top Binding Strip           (1) 2” x 40”          Strap Lining

(1) 2” x 40”         Strap                                     (1) Pattern          Neck Tie

Lemon Drop      Pattern   

(1) Pattern          Star

Instructions for Faux Leather FringeHalloween Cowboy Treat Bag:

All seams are 1/2” unless otherwise stated. Set your iron to the silk setting and always use a pressing cloth. Both sides of oly*fun™ can be considered the right side of the fabric, the choice really is yours to make, however be consistent for a more finished look. To receive a copy of the pattern leave a comment at the end of the post asking for the pattern and it will be sent to your email address. 

With right sides together, stitch along the length of the straps. Turn right side out. Press, then topstitch down either side. Cut in half. Diagram A

Pin the yoke sections on top of the front and back sections of the bag, matching the top edges of the bag. Diagram B

Pin faux leather fringe along the bottom edges of each of  the yokes. Top stitch along the top edge and then again ¼” below the first line of stitching. Trim the edge of the faux leather fringe even with the edges of the bag front and back. Top stitch ¼” up from the top edge of the trim. Diagram C

Fold each of the edges of the placket strip in to meet at the center back and press well. Center the placket down the center front of the bag and top stitch along either side. Diagram D

Pin the collar sections on top of the placket even with the top edge of the bag. Top stitch along both edges. Diagram E

Pin the Star cut out in place on the front of the bag and top stitch. Diagram F

Pin the sides to the back of the bag, right sides together. Stitch. Press the seam towards the side and top stitch 3/8” away from the seam line. Repeat stitching the sides to the bag front. Diagram G

With right sides together fold the bag in half and press a crease into the side seams. Stitch the bottom seam. Diagram H

Fold the bottom of the bag so that the bottom seam aligns with the side creases and forms a point. Stitch across the point, using the side seams as a guideline. Diagram I

Pin the straps to the top edge of the bag, spacing them 8” apart. Diagram J

Fold the binding strip in half right sides together and stitch forming a loop. Fold in half lengthwise and press. Diagram K

Pin the binding strip to the inside edge of the bag and stitch. Fold the binding strip over the top edge of the bag, covering the seamline. Top stitch the binding strip in place. Diagram L

Tie a knot at the center point of the neck tie. Center the neck tie over the collar and stitch in place. Sew buttons along the placket, collar points and at the center of the Star. Insert cardboard into the bottom of the bag. Diagram M

Faux Leather Fringe Cowboy bag

Cowboy Treat Bag

Cowboy Treat Bag

Happy Birthday Pennants

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Happy Birthday Pennants Design by Lorine Mason

Show off your Birthday wishes in a big way with this fun string of Happy Birthday Pennants. Fast and fun to make and totally reusable again and again. The Happy Birthday Pennants are also called banners.  You can make them for any occasion too.

Supplies for Happy Birthday Pennants:

  • Cotton Canvas – ¼ yard
  • Decorative Trimmings – Cotton Trimmings
  • Printed fabric
  • Fusible web backing
  • Single fold bias tape
  • Thread
  • Assorted Buttons
  • Glue gun and glue sticks
  • Sizzix® alphabet die and die cutting machine
  • Sewing Machine
  • Basic sewing, cutting, pressing tools and supplies
  • Fabric glue – optional

How To make Happy Birthday Pennants:

Using the pattern provided; cut out as many pennants as required to spell out your message. Note: Leave us a comment and we will be happy to send you a full size pattern for the pennants. 

Fold over the top edge of each pennant and press.

Top stitch the trim to the pennants, starting at the top edge, mitering the trim at the point and stitching back up the opposite side.

Press fusible web to the back of the fabric and cut out letters.

Remove paper backing from fusible web and press letters to the center of each pennant.

Open the folds of the bias tape and insert each pennant, spacing them as desired. Top stitch along the length of the bias binding to secure the pennants to the bias binding.

Glue buttons to the point of each pennant.

Optionally: Fabric Glue may be used in place of sewing. Follow the manufacturer’s directions to assure success.

 

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