Weddings celebrations have become smaller and more
intimate and gathering outdoors has become the venue
of choice. Backyards, beaches, lakes, fields and meadows
can all be transformed into magical, romantic settings.
You can create rustic and elegant décor to add your own
Upcycle glass jars by wrapping with roughhewn burlap edged
with delicate lace. Accent with personal findings, vintage buttons,
raw edges sheer fabrics and relaxed loopy twine bows.
Gather natural elements, wildflowers, seashells, river stones and bees wax
tea candles to enhance your settings.
Decorative Trimmings is offering free shipping for a set of 2 yards
each of 5 different Burlap Lace trims for a total of 10 yards at
$15.00, while supplies last. Use Coupon Code: WEDDINGS
This cannot be combined with any other offers.
During these past few months of staying at home, many of you have reconnected with your sewing machines and tapped into your inner sewing goddess. Ahhh, you remember now how much you enjoyed it! Sewing is not just a hobby, it is a passion and now more than ever sewing is sustainable, as many of you Mask Makers know.
Sewing adds the benefits of creating what you need and desire, and trimmings add a personal impression to your creation. Let’s also not forget that sewing is stress reducing (except when you are sewing thousands of protective masks for your communities!) THANK YOU!
The projects are endless:
Rick Rack to jazz up some dinner napkins
Ball Fringe to add whimsy to beach/pool towels
Metallic Braids to glamorize your bedroom pillows
Brush Fringe dress up outdoor pillows
Elastic, if you have any left over…to make hair scrunchies!
SEW…Keep sewing! We would love to see what you are creating, please send us images of how you are using trimmings and we will post on our social media.
Stay Busy, Stay Creative and most importantly Stay Safe!
Bring the party from Bourbon Street to your home. These DIY applications of trims to everyday table decor are simple and festive.
Take everyday table top decor and create custom holiday looks. Everyday vinyl placemats with Mardi Gras colored sequins and Glass candle holders with metallic trims create an authentic Mardi Gras ambiance.
1: We used a gold vinyl pacemat, it’s a verastile color for everyday or special occasions. We also love that there is a pattern line, which makes it easy to follow when appling sequins. 2: Take 1/4” double stitck tape and peel away film from one side as you place and press along line on placemat. Leave about 1/2” on each end to fold over to back
3: Take sequins and as you peel away top film from tape, place sequins and press down as you go.
4: Fold over ends to back.
5: Continue same process on other sides.
6: Lay some heavy books on top to make sure the sequins stay flat and stick.
When celebrations are over, pull back sequins and tape.
To remove excess residue, take some lemon oil on a
paper towel and rub away. The placements are now ready
for next celebration.
Bolero Jacket T Shirt Makeover Design by Lorine Mason
A free T Shirt Makeover idea for you. Taking something as simple as a basic black t shirt and turning it into an elegant bolero jacket is quite simple. Choosing the right trim might prove difficult as the options are quite varied. Which is your favorite?
Basic sewing, measuring, cutting and pressing tools & supplies
How To DIY T Shirt Makeover:
Referring to the diagram ; trim the length of the T shirt, cut the front opening and remove the neckline binding. Cut a 1” strip from the excess length of the T shirt material.
With right sides together, open one edge of the bias binding and stitch along the neckline edge, being careful not to stretch the neckline. Sew along the fold of the bias binding. Turn the binding to the inside of the T shirt and top stitch along the opposite edge of the binding.
Press hem tape to the inside edges of the T shirt along the front and bottom edges. Turn the hem tape over to the inside of the T shirt and press. Remove the paper backing from the hem tape and press well to secure a hem along the front and bottom edges of the T shirt.
Stitch trim to the right side of the T shirt along the front and neckline edges of the T shirt in one continuous length, turning the corner at the front edges of the neckline. Use project photo as a guide.
Stitch trim to the bottom hemline of the T shirt, turning under the ends of the trim along the front edges and stitching to secure.
Measure the circumference of the sleeve hemline and cut two pieces of trim this length plus 1”. With right sides together stitch each of the trim pieces together using a ½” seam. Slide the trim over the bottom hem of the T shirt sleeve and top stitch in place.
Using the 1” strip cut earlier, pull the two ends of the strip taught so that the edges roll towards the center. Cut two lengths and tie bows of a desired size. Hand stitch bows to the sleeves.
Basic sewing, cutting, measuring and pressing supplies
How to give clothes a Fashion Makeover:
Choose a design; in the case of the featured project overlapping circles were used. Using a large serving plate and starting at the center front of the dress, the pattern was marked directly onto the skirt. Note: Only one set of circles were drawn. The second row of trim was added by stitching ½ of an inch out from the first row of the trim.
Before starting to sew on the trim, determine a starting and ending point. Consider whether trim will be overlapped and therefore which area of the trim should be added first. In the case of the featured project, the hemline of the dress is where all trims started and ended as when the hemline trim was added it would cover any raw ends. Note: Avoid having to turn under raw edges whenever possible as you do not want added bulk.
Lay trim over the drawn lines and start stitching. Depending on the width of the trim, you may need to stitch along both edges of the trim to achieve a finished look.
Stitch trim along the hemline of the dress. Hand stitch the two ends together, overlapping and intertwining the elements of the trim for a finished look. A drop of non-fray liquid glue may be helpful.
Stitch trim to the neckline and armholes of the dress. This can be done by placing the trim under the edge of the finished opening and top stitching or by hand stitching the trim to the inner edge of the opening. Be sure to finish all raw edges by overlapping them slightly. Avoid bulk whenever possible.
The belt of the featured project was actually an elastic casing belt with a metal hook and loop buckle. I cut the buckle away from the belt, removed the elastic and cut the belt fabric in half lengthwise, trimming one end at a 60◦ angle. With right sides together and lace inserted along either side, I stitched the belt fabric along both edges. I then turned the belt right side out and added a thrift store buckle.