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Does Lace Remind You of Weddings,
Christenings, Candlelight Dinners and Romance? . . . Well,
You’re Not Alone. Discover How To Use This Beautiful, Delicate
and Romantic Fabric Called
finishing give such a beautiful, delicate and romantic
look to pillows, bedroom accessories, garments,
children’s clothing, etc. A simple lace trimming can
create a whole new look.
All-over lace, cut like fabric, must have its
and picot or sew on lace picot edging by hand with tiny
running stitches. Roll raw edge on wrong
edge and hand roll edge to inside.
lace, pull thread at the straight edge to desired
fullness, or whipstitch over edge, pulling up thread
every few stitches to gather. Usually twice as much lace
as the space to which it is to be applied is
To make a
lace insertion, baste lace onto right side. Use a satin
stitch or fine running stitch at joining. Cut away fabric
underneath, and hand roll raw edges, catching in lace.
Or, appliqué with zigzag stitching, the machine
zigzagger, hemming, over-handing, or blanket stitching.
To put a lace insertion in lace fabric, overcast or
corners, make a miter with tiny, close, overcastting
stitches so that the effect is like a fine cord. Cut away
excess. Or, make little pleats around corners, preserving
lace, match the design and overhand. Applying lace to
garment / sewing project for decorative effects: Use one
of the following methods:
edge, apply lace right sides together, straight edge of
lace 1/16 inch beyond seam line. Stitch on seam line,
turn back hem and stitch or hem by hand.
edge, baste lace to edge and stitch. Attach lace on right
or wrong side.
loosely to finish hem.
on right side ¼ inch from edge with tiny running
stitches. Roll raw edge on wrong side.
Turn in raw edge ¼ inch, ½ inch below fold, crease
material and bring to fold, forming a small pleat on
wrong side. Overhand lace to folded
scalloped or irregular edge, baste lace on to right side
with very careful basting line. On inside, overhand along
basting line so that effect is like fine
hand roll hem, catching in margin and
Sewing with lace is the 'final chapter' in Finishing Touches