Totes are all the rage and so easy to make and the possibilities are endless for
creative embellishments. This one was made from a 54" wide Home Decor fabric,
you can make 2 from 1 yard of fabric. We used a purchased eyelash trim at the top, embroidered a design using our Bernina Artista. Added a row of our hand-dyed embellishing yarn (make your own with our laces and dye kit) Then the final touch is beading trim around the bottom.
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These ornaments are so quick and easy you will want to make them for all on your gift list ! This idea will work with any size, color or shape of Christmas ornament, shown is the traditional ball. We have used this idea on the tear-drop ornaments as well. We used the leaf yardage lace, dyed with our dye kit in colorations to match our ornament. Cut the leaves apart and using a good craft glue, glue in place around the cap of the ornament. Let completely dry. Be careful NOT to get glue anywhere else on the ornament as it will remove the coloring. Pick a
coordinating color rosette and glue them around the cap of the ornament. If your ornament is one of the larger varieties as shown in the middle, you may use one of our wider laces as shown for added interest. One Victorian Bed and Breakfast has started using these as a little gift on their
Transform simple socks into Victorian fancies with just 24" to 28" of lace. These socks sell in boutiques for 15 to 20 dollars. Use dyed or
un-dyed lace. Thread sulky invisible thread thru your sewing machine needle and regular thread in the bobbin. Stitch the lace to the edge of the sock top, stretching the top of the sock as you stitch the lace on. Backstitch at beginning and end (We used LY202 and LY204). LY206 and LY207 also works well.
Take simple towels and turn them into a lovely house warming gift. Measure across the width of your bath, hand towel and wash cloth. Using the dye kit paint this length of lace, (We used LY201) Thread sulky invisible thread thru your sewing machine needle and regular thread thru your bobbin. Pin the lace to the towels and first stitch across the top edge of the lace. As the sulky invisible thread will not show, stitch the lace as desired to hold to the towel. Enjoy !
Holiday Towels !
Purchase inexpensive towels in Holiday colors and add a Victorian flair with our rayon lace. Measure the width of the towels etc and cut the lace to fit. (We used LY209)Thread sulky invisible thread thru your sewing machine needle and regular thread thru your bobbin. Pin the lace to the towels and first stitch across the top edge. As the invisible thread will not show, stitch the lace as desired to hold to the towel.
Quick and easy to make for yourself or to give as a gift.
Purchase a 1/4 yard of "all over" lace from your local fabric store. We cut our scarf 6 1/2" by the width of the lace. On each long edge hem 1/8" and then 1/8" again. Use either un-dyed lace or lace you have painted using your dye kit. (We used LY208) Cut 2 pieces the width of the ends of the scarf. Thread sulky invisible thread thru your sewing machine needle and regular thread thru your bobbin. Stitch in place and your done !
Embellish a blouse you already own, buy a new
one or do like we did and pick up one for $1.50
at the local thrift store. LA09, LA25, LA15,
LA13, or LA18, works well for collars.
LA12, LA14 works well for cuffs. LA10
and LA11 make lovely pocket appliqués.
Use LA12 or LA14, for the back yoke.
If using our dye kit to paint your laces, be
sure to paint all the pieces at the same time
so the colors and hues will all match. Either
stitch or glue the lace pieces to the garment. If stitching, then thread sulky invisible thread thru your sewing machine needle and regular thread thru your bobbin. First stitch around the outside edge of the lace appliqué and adhere in the center where needed. If gluing, we recommend ALEENE'S OK TO WASH IT glue. Apply glue to the back of the appliqué and press in place on the garment. Let air dry.
There are soooo many ways to use the hand-
dyed laces in Home Dec. One of the many
ways is on a lampshade as shown here. Use
a purchased shade, measure around the
portion you wish to adhere the lace to. Use
Aleene's Ok To Wash It glue and glue the lace in place (we used LY208). Choose
several complimentary lace appliqué pieces
and glue in place. (we used LA08 dragonflies)
If using the dye kit as we did to paint your
laces, paint all pieces at the same time so the
colors will be the same hue.
Add laces to curtains, sheets, pillow cases and pillow tops . . . you are only limited by
your imagination !
PILLOW TOP WANNA BE'S
We all have those projects that take forever to reach completion . . . that's where my pillow tops are. The above are an example of grouping together, cotton doilies, fabric yo-yo's, hand-dye lace pieces and embellishing yarn. Place them all on a square of fabric, use Sulky invisible thread to machine stitch in place. This "look" could also be applied to collar and cuffs of our #148 Swing Jacket . . . (when I get time)
Make this adorable "Diaper Cake" for your next baby shower gift. Makes a wonderful centerpiece and the diapers and decorations can all be used by the new mother.