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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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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Decorative Trimmings Holiday Trees Supply List:
Assorted Trims such as: One yard of Sequin Schlange White White Pearl Twist cord, 2 yards of Fan Eyelet Natural or White, Ruffled Cluny Lace, 3 yards of flower Eyelet White, Ric Rac White, 5 yards of Ball Fringe White, 4 yards of Twill Tape Natural
Styrofoam cones – Mini 3″ x 2″, Small 2 7/8″ x 5 7/8″, Medium 3 7/8″ x 8 7/8″, Large 4 7/8″ x 11 7/8″
Assorted Candlesticks, Pillars available at craft stores, thrift shops or vintage finds.
Assorted wooden finials, knobs, buttons, pearls, rhinestones, bells and ribbons.
Craft Paint – Lamp Black & Chocolate Brown
Hot glue gun & glue sticks
Decorative Trimmings Holiday Trees How To:
Beginning at the bottom of the cone, apply hot glue, then trim. Work in small sections until the entire cone is covered. Repeat to cover each cone.
Paint all candlesticks and wooden pieces black. Let dry. Using a dry brush, apply brown paint sparingly to allow black paint to show through.
Glue trimmed cones to candlestick or other base and top with the finial of your choice.
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:
4 inch Foam Ball
Needle & matching thread
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.
by Lorine Mason
Dress up your table with this fun Fall Fringed Table Scarf. Simple to make for yourself or to use as a housewarming or hostess gift for friends or a special neighbor.
Fall Fringed Table Scarf Supplies:
1/2 yard of two coordinating fabrics
Basic Sewing, Measuring, Cutting and Pressing tools and supplies
Fall Fringed Table Scarf How To:
Cut 18 inch by 40 inch rectangles from both fabric prints and cotton batting.
Layer the two prints right sides together and cover with the batting. Pin all layers together.
Stitch using a 1/2 inch seam, leaving a 6 inch opening along one of the long edges of the table scarf.
Clip corners at an angle to remove excess fabric. Turn right side out and press. Turn in the fabric along the opening.
Pin chainette fringe along all of the edges of the table scarf, creating mitered corners with the fringe. Top stitch along the top edge of the fringe, turning under the raw edges and overlapping at the meeting point.
Sew a second row of stitching next to the lower edge of the fringe.
Remove the bottom cording from the fringe, allowing the fringe to hang freely.
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
- Cut two 14” squares from Fleece
- Top stitch Polar Puff stems to pillow front.
- Handstitch Polar Puff flowers to the pillow front.
- Stitch the pillow front to the pillow back, right sides together,
- leaving a 4” opening along one side. Clip corners.
- Turn right side out and press carefully. Insert stuffing into the pillow.
- Hand stitch the side opening closed.
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.
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:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- With right sides together; stitch the tote front and back together along the sides. Diagram D
- 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
- With right sides together fold the tote in half and press a crease into the side seams. Stitch the bottom seam. Diagram F
- 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
- Pin the straps to the top edge of the tote, spacing them 10 inches apart. Diagram H
- Turn under each of the ends of the binding strip ½ inch and press. Diagram I
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.