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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 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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Fun Flower Pillow with Polar Puff Trim

 

Fun Flower Pillow with Polar Puff Trim

Supplies:  Fun Flower Pillow with Polar Puff Trim

Fleece Fabric – 1/2 yard
Polyester Fiberfil Stuffing
Assorted colors of Polar Puff trim

How To:  Fun Flower Pillow with Polar Puff Trim

  1. Cut two 14” squares from Fleece
  2. Top stitch Polar Puff stems to pillow front.
  3.  Handstitch Polar Puff flowers to the pillow front.
  4. Stitch the pillow front to the pillow back, right sides together,
  5. leaving a 4” opening along one side. Clip corners.
  6. Turn right side out and press carefully.  Insert stuffing into the pillow.
  7. Hand stitch the side opening closed.

Polar Puff - Fun Floral Pillow

Creating Polar Puff Flowers

Wrap Polar Puff into a tight spiral until you have achieved the size desired. Cut Polar Puff and then using a needle and thread; stitch into the the back of the spiral to secure. Add a second color of Polar Puff continuing the spiral and stitching as you wrap.

Polar Puff - Child's Hat & Scarf

 

Fall Faux Leather Fringe Tote Bag

Fall Fringed Tote Web

Fall Fringed Tote

By Lorine Mason

Fringe is hot right now and using Decorative Trimmings Faux Leather Fringe trim will keep the cost down while your fashion level rises. Step by step diagrams and full instructions will have you sewing your very own Fall Fringe Tote in no time at all.

Supplies for Fall Fringe Tote:

Faux Leather Fringe, Brown Two inches wide – Six & 1/2 Yards

  • Brown Canvas Duck – ¾ of a yard
  • Grommets – Two ¾ inch
  • Foam board or other Stiff Material for bottom of bag – 4 ½ inch x 17 inch rectangle
  • Thread
  • Basic Sewing, Pressing, Cutting & Measuring Tools and Supplies

How To for Fall Fringe Tote:

Cut the following from the duck fabric:

  • Tote Front: One 16 inch x 19 inch wide rectangle
  • Tote Sides & Back: One 16 inch x 28 inch rectangle
  • Straps: Two 4 inch x 32 inch rectangles
  • Top Binding: 2 ½ inch x 44 inch rectangle
  • Tassel Cord: 1 inch x 24 inch rectangle
  1. Fold each of the straps right sides together lengthwise and stitch along the unfinished edges. Turn right side out. Press, then topstitch down either side. Diagram A
  2. Lay the tote front on a flat surface and mark twelve lines, spacing them 1 inch apart, across the 18 inch width of the tote. Mark the first line 4 1/2” up from the bottom edge. Diagram B
  3. Starting at the line drawn closest to the bottom edge; lay faux leather fringe along the line and then stitch it in place. Repeat adding and stitching a row of fringe along each of the marked lines. Note: Always work from the bottom up towards the top of the tote. Diagram C
  4. With right sides together; stitch the tote front and back together along the sides. Diagram D
  5. Trim the faux leather fringe away from the seam. Fold in half lengthwise and press. Trim the opposite seam to ¼ inch. Lay the folded seam over top of the trimmed seam and top stitch. Diagram E
  6. With right sides together fold the tote in half and press a crease into the side seams. Stitch the bottom seam. Diagram F
  7. Fold the bottom of the tote so that the bottom seam aligns with the side creases and forms a point. Stitch across the point, using the side seams and crease line as a guideline. Diagram G
  8. Pin the straps to the top edge of the tote, spacing them 10 inches apart. Diagram H
  9. Turn under each of the ends of the binding strip ½ inch and press. Diagram I
  10. Pin the binding strip to the outside edge of the tote, centering the ends at the front of the tote.  Stitch using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Turn under the raw edge ½ inch, then fold the binding strip over the top edge of the tote, covering the seamline. Top stitch the binding strip in place. Diagram J
  11. Fold the strap up over the binding strip and top stitch to hold in place. Follow the manufacturer’s directions to apply two grommets to the center front of the tote along the binding strip. Diagram K
  12. Fold the tassel tie in half lengthwise, right sides out. Fold both the ends in towards the center fold. Press well. Topstitch down either side of the tassel tie. Insert the tassel tie through each of the grommets. Diagram L
  13. Cut two 6 inch lengths of faux leather trim. Using a needle and thread, wrap faux leather trim around the end of the tassel tie and stitch through all layers, continue wrapping and stitching until you come to the end of the fringe. Wrap the thread around the top of the tassel and stitch into the tassel to end. Trim threads. Repeat to create a tassel for the opposite end of the tie. Use project photo as a guide.

Fall Fringe Tote Fall Fringed Tote

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

Hat and Scarf Set with Polar Puff Trim

Polar Puff Hat & Scarf

 

Supplies: Hat and Scarf Set with Polar Puff Trim

Purchased Fleece Hat or/create your own using a favorite pattern and fleece fabric
Fleece Fabric ( scarf ) – 1/4 yard
Assorted colors of Polar Puff Trim

How to:   Hat and Scarf Set with Polar Puff Trim

Cut two 54” x 5” strips. Trim ends at 45 degrees.

With right sides together, stitch the scarf front and back together using a 1/2” seam and leaving a 4” opening along one side. Clip corners.

Turn right side out and press carefully. Hand stitch the opening closed

Stitch Polar Puff trim 3/4 “ in from outside edges of the scarf, overlapping the ends.

Stitch Polar Puff trim to the right side of the hat’s bottom edge, overlapping the ends.

Roll the bottom edge of the hat back onto itself , forming a cuff.

Hand stitch Polar Puff flowers to the hat’s cuff, placing them slightly to one side of the center front.

Polar Puff - Child's Hat & Scarf

Creating Polar Puff Flowers

Wrap Polar Puff into a tight spiral until you have achieved the size desired. Cut Polar Puff and then using a needle and thread; stitch into the the back of the spiral to secure. Add a second color of Polar Puff continuing the spiral and stitching as you wrap.

Polar Puff - Child's Hat & Scarf

DIY Wedding Night Elegance with Decorative Trimmings

Wedding Night Elegance

With the addition of rows of lace trimmings and a quick stencil project, a simple set of sheets becomes a lovely wedding gift for any new couple.  DIY Wedding Night Elegance with decorative trimmings is truly a gift from your heart.

Supplies for Wedding Night Elegance with Decorative Trimmings

  •  Sheet Set
  • Decorative Trimmings – Cluny Lace with Ribbon
  • Tulip Soft Matte fabric paint
  • Light Table
  • Fabric Marker
  • Thread
  • Paint Brushes & general painting supplies
  • Newspaper or white paper
  • Sewing Machine
  • Basic Sewing, Cutting, Measuring, Pressing Supplies and Tools

How To Create Wedding Night Elegance with Decorative Trimmings

  • Measure the top sheet and edges of pillow cases and purchase enough trim. Be sure to allow for an overlap.  A queen size set of sheets requires approximately 6 yards of trim.
  • Pin trim to the sheet and top stitch in place. You will need to stitch along either edge of the trim to secure it properly for  laundering.
  • Repeat stitching trim to the pillow case edges.
  • On your home computer, type Mr and Mrs, choose a font and enlarge it to the size desired. In the case of the project samples a 300 point font was used. Print onto copy paper.
  • Using a light table, lay the pattern directly onto the surface and cover with the pillowcase. Draw the pattern onto the surface of the pillowcase.
  • Insert sheets of paper or newsprint and following the traced pattern, fill in the lines using the fabric paint following the manufacturer’s directions.

 

 

 

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