Adding a little lace can give a design an instant lift.
Whether seeking a style that’s a little edgy, sweet or a kickback to a couple decades ago – lace can make it happen.
No-sew projects with doilies, remnants or upcycled materials can turn a plain item into an original statement piece, for a fraction of the price of a store bought item.
Too tight, too short or too boring shirts can be made bigger and more fashionable by adding a lace extender. Sew a lace panel into the side seam or around the bottom edge of a T-shirt or top for an entirely different look.
The same concept can be used with skirts and slips. Adding length with a peek-a-boo lace panel also gives fashions a softer look.
This tutorial shows how to transform an old T-shirt with an upcycled lace shadow printed design.
For accessories, a patch or strip of lace equals an easy update. Lace ribbons can be used for jewelry, belts and hair decorations.
An easy home décor trick is to add lace trim to anywhere that needs a little visual kick.
Yards of lace ribbon can be purchased in various lengths, and since most come already stitched it makes the perfect no-sew design. A little fabric glue can go a long way on a lace strip, and the trim can be applied to tablecloths, towels and curtains.
This lace trimmed curtain lesson will also show you how to dye the fabric.
This tutorial shows how to use lace to make window coverings that still let in light but offer a bit of privacy.
Also, lace can be used to personalize a party theme or to decorate favors. For instance, these DIY lace tambourines may look super sassy, but they are actually easy to make.
Use lace doilies or wrap fabric around a wooden embroidery hoop, attach jingle bells or beads and decorate. Once glued and dried they are ready for the party.
Kids will also love to get in on designing these music makers, and they make neat take-home gifts.
Intricate patterns and versatility makes working with lace the perfect go-to for easily updating fashions, home décor or adding to accessories.
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