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Working with Lace Edges

Threads magazine - 157 – Oct./Nov. 2011

Few fabrics are more beautiful, fascinating, and versatile than lace. Unlike other fabrics, lace’s selvages often include a decorative border that is intended to edge a garment, and most often, it is scalloped. Generally, when planning a lace garment, the first consideration is where to use the selvage edges in the design. Before you cut the lace, decide how you want to use these borders. They can be engineered by positioning the pattern pieces to take advantage of the original decorative borders; by removing the borders and reapplying them to a reconfigured edge; or by binding them with fabric or ribbon. In this article, Claire Shaeffer demonstrates six ways to edge lace to perfection without depending solely on scallops, but in ways that set your lace garments above the rest.

This article is from Threads #157

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