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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

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.

 

 

 

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

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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