Sewing flat lace to flat fabric | Clear and concise heirloom explanation

Sewing flat lace to flat fabric | Clear and concise heirloom explanation


hey everyone, to join flat lace to flat fabric,
you’ll first want to make sure your fabric is nice and neat. So if you have fraying on
your fabric like I have on mine, go head and trim those off. Give your fabric and lace
an ironing if necessary. Then you’ll put your lace to your fabric
with right sides together. Take that to your sewing machine and leave about a 1/8” or
maybe 3/16” gap… ¼” is generally too much fabric depending on which kind you are
using, but you do want to leave a bit of a gap, like don’t go smaller than 1/8” or
you’ll risk the lace coming off the dress. You’ll set your machine to a zigzag that
is just wide enough to go from the raw edge of the fabric to the lace header. The zigzag
should be a shorter length to prevent the fabric from fraying. And after about an inch
or so, you’ll see that the fabric just rolls into this nice, neat little bundle. That’s
all there is to it. I like to iron with the wrong side facing
up so it’s easier to iron the seam towards the fabric. You can do a top stitch so the
seam stays on the fabric and doesn’t peek out underneath of the lace, but that’s up
to you. It is a little bit cumbersome to do this and then you’ll have a line of stitches,
so to each their own. I generally skip this. I hope this video was helpful. If you have
any questions, please leave them in the comments below and I’ll do my best to answer them.
As always, I appreciate y’all for watching and I hope to catch ya next time.

9 thoughts on “Sewing flat lace to flat fabric | Clear and concise heirloom explanation

  1. I'm trying to sewrows of flat lace between tiers in a peasant skirt. I like to serge all my seams. How would I do this?

  2. I just LOVE your videos!! Please keep them coming because they are very helpful and I love your taste!

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