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Tag Archives: Lace & Braid Trimmings

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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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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Decorative Trimmings Christmas Boot

Christmas Boot web
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.

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DIY Lace and Braid Key FOB

DIY Lace & Braid Key FOB

Lace and Braid Key FOB

Dress your favorite keys with layers of layers of Decorative Trimmings. Simple step by step instructions will have you creating in no time at all. Great lace and braid stash buster.

Supplies for DIY Lace and Braid Key FOB:

Decorative Trimmings – Cluny Lace Edge, Chinese Braid & Soutach

Wash Away™ Wonder Tape

Dritz® Key Fob Hardware Set

Dazzle Tac Jewelry Glue™

Thread

Sewing Machine

Pliers

Basic Sewing, Measuring, Cutting and Pressing Tools & Supplies

How To DIY Lace and Braid Key FOB:

Cut the following the Lace and Braid Trimmings: two 12 inch lengths of Cluny Lace Edge, one 12 inch length from each of the Chinese trim and Soutach.

Lay the two 12 inch lengths of cluny lace edge trim next to each other. See Diagram A

Press fusible tape to the wrong side of the Chinese Braid. Remove the paper backing from the tape and press the Chinese Braid on top of the two layers of the Crochet Trim.

Stitch the  Soutach down the center of the Chinese Braid.

Stitch down either side of the Chinese Braid.

Trim the ends of the lace if necessary and apply a thin layer of jewelry glue. Fold and insert into the clamp. Close with pliers. To project the finish of the Key Fob clamp, use a small cloth between the pliers and the Key Fob or wrap the pliers in tape.

Attach the ring to the Key Fob clamp.

 

 

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