How to embellish with lace
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make your own version of the Shell Coin Purse pattern using lace. You can use an all-over lace fabric as an overlay, apply strips of lace directly to the fabric, or shape the lace.
Using a lace overlay
This method works with any semi-transparent top layer, such as this sequinned organza, by placing an all-over lace fabric on top of the main fabric and treating it as one. Once you’re happy with the placement, baste around the edges.
Using strips of lace
Allow the ends of the lace to run off the sides of the pattern piecesu2013 these raw edges will be secured in the seam allowance. You could also use strips of lace to embellish the fabric. For example, you could sew them on in straight lines, in curves, echoing the design lines, or just at random.
Shaping the lace
Lace is pinned to fit, creating folds. Lace is cut close to the main motifs and left flat. Overlap the cut edges and pin to keep the lace flat. The scalloped edge of the lace almost echoes the shape of the purse!
How do you finish the edge of lace fabric?
Sew a straight stitch 1/8u2032u2032 from the raw edge all the way around the skirt, using the hem tape as a guide for the width of the hem.
Can you sew lace with a sewing machine?
Start with a zigzag stitch with a width of 1.5 and a length of 2.5 and adjust to suit your lace. If there isn’t too much bulk in the lace, consider a French seam (how to sew French seams).
How do you sew lace trim on fabric?
Sewing Lace Trim Inserts
- Step 1: Place the Lace. Place the lace on top of the fabric right side up and pin it in place.
- Step 2: Cut Away. Flip your fabric to the wrong side and cut away the fabric underneath the stitching around 1/8 inch (3mm).
- Step 3: Fold Back.
- Step 4: Zig-Zag.
What is a curved edge?
A corner is formed when three edges meet, some of which are straight and some of which are curved; for example, a cube has 12 straight edges and a cylinder has two curved edges.
What does clip curves mean in sewing?
In garment sewing, the curve around a neckline is an inward curve. Clipping the excess around a curve eliminates the bulk and creates a smooth outer edge while maintaining the curved shape.
Does lace fray if you cut it?
It depends on the type of lace or fancy used, as well as the finished garment’s cut; some lace, such as guipure, does not fray or will not fray if properly cut.
How do you put lace on fabric without sewing?
Now, let’s look at some of the other options for attaching your fabrics!
- Fusible Tape. If you ask ten people about this topic, fusible tapes will be the first thing they recommend.
- Fusible Web. Fusible web is an alternative to fusible tapes.
- Fusible Adhesive.
- Fabric Glue.
- Hot Glue.
How do you edge ribbon with fabric?
Pin the entire length of bias tape, or ribbon, to the fabric, with the short side facing up with the front of the fabric. Place pins close to and parallel with the bias tape, or ribbon’s edge, making sure to pin through all layers.