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How to Create 3d-Bubble Trim

Threads magazine - 173 - June/July 2014 Issue
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This technique for making delightful bubble trim is from “Bubble-licious Trim” by Kenneth D. King, Threads #173. I found a vintage jacket at the thrift shop recently with a wonderful trim that made me think of champagne bubbles. The trim was a fabric strip that was formed into three-dimensional “bubbles.” As I usually do when I encounter a fascinating vintage treatment, I bought the garment to figure out how the trim was made. The jacket trim was obviously sewn by hand, and I found that each bubble was filled with a little ball of cotton. The idea of rolling numerous little balls of cotton, in addition to the yards of hand stitching necessary, made my head hurt, so I came up with an easier way to create this lovely embellishment. Make this trim in any width or length you wish; cluster the bubbles densely together, or space them farther apart. The final look is up to you. It makes a lovely trim for a variety of garments, such as the vintage-style roll collar on the tunic shown on the facing page, or for home décor.

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  1. User avater cxissy June 5th

    perfect ! im in the middle of saving a much loved acetate silk dress I made . I have melted a huge hole in the front of the dress at the hem line and decided that rather than chop off the bottom of the dress to make a top I would get creative . I have some silk chiffon that I am currently pin tucking by hand (I like slow sewing) that was dyed the same colour as the original dress but feel it needs something decorative round the "arch " of the melted fabric . this looks like it will fit the bill so im away to experiment . thanks

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