Friday, January 21, 2011
This is something that has been done many times using many different techniques. But I thought maybe some of you have never heard of it or done it. So here it is.
Take a strip of wash away stabilizer. (Looks like interfacing but dissolves with water.)
Set up the serger for a 4 thread decorative edge stitch. (put heavier decorative thread in both loopers.)
Serge the edge of the stabilizer, then serge just slightly on top of the edge of the previously serged edge. Note - stitches catch on the edge.
Keep making rows until you have made enough lace for what you would like to attach it to. suggestions - tote bag, purse, blouse cuffs, collars etc.
Using variegated, metallic or different color thread - makes sensational lace. also if you use ecru color thread - looks vintage or antique.
This is also a great start for making flowers or corsages.