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:
1 1/2 inch wide velvet ribbon – waist measurement + 12 inches
Buckle suitable for 1 1/2 inch wide ribbon
Acrylic craft paint – silver
Fabric painting medium
Fusible crystals & Crystal application tool
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.