Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Add lace trim to your hem

I was looking for a trim for this simple skirt I made for Maressa yesterday and came across some lovely colors of lace that were given to me I believe.  The blue went perfect and thought what a simple little girly touch it would add.

Adding lace trim to your hem is super super simple.  Same process as adding the rick rack trim.  Before hemming your skirt pin your lace 1" up from the edge on the RIGHT side of your fabric.  Be sure that the part of the lace you want to show is the furthest away from the edge...see that looped edge will be the part sticking out of my hem.  Sew along the bottom edge of the lace.

Now turn your fabric to the wrong side and pin your hem up as you would normally.  The top of the lace should be about halfway through your hem.  Now sew down your hem as you would any hem.

And this is what it look like when you are finished.  The lace trim would be adorable on any simple skirt, twirly skirt, tshirt dress or even a cute pair of capris.  I will definitely be making some capris with lace trim for my littlest one!

Maressa just loved this little skirt!!


Misty @Creative Itch said...

Adorable!! I think I've got some lace around here somewhere. I'll have to give this a try!

Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

C. Michele said...

love it! did you use a pattern, or did you just wing it?

Deanna said...

C Michele, a simple skirt is simply a rectangle. I'd thought about doing a tutorial once, but there are a dozen out there. I always use the width of a bolt of fabric for sizes baby to skinny 6/7. I cut the length using measurement from waist to just past knee plus 2" for casing. Hem bottom, use 1" casing for top and add elastic. If you need more specific info, I'll be glad to write it out for you. :)

Anne said...

Great tutorial! That little bit of lace really finishes off the bottom of the skirt!

I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:


two_girls said...

I never thought of adding trim this way, I love to add ribbon and lace to my girls skirts, thank you for sharing! The material is fabulous!!

Cassie said...

This is a great way to get girly!!!
I love this idea!!


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