How To Sew A Scalloped Hem – DIY Scallop Lace Trim

How To Sew A Scalloped Hem DIY Scallop Lace Trim Sewing Tutorial

Did you know that you can easily turn eyelet fabric into eyelet lace trim? In this tutorial I’ll show you how to turn broderie anglaise fabric into scalloped lace trim.

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How To Sew A Scalloped Hem – DIY Scallop Lace Trim

You’ll need:

  • fabric – I used cotton eyelet lace fabric
  • paper and pencil
  • sewing machine
  • sewing thread – matching the color of the fabric
  • scissors

Related: How To Make Broderie Anglaise Eyelet Lace By Hand

Make a scalloped paper template and trace the outline of the scallops onto the fabric – I just used a pencil for this because the thread will cover the markings.

Use a close zig zag stitch – satin stitch – and sew along the lines.

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Trace the outline of the next scalloped lace trim onto the fabric and finish the edge with close zig zag stitches. Finish all scallops before you cut the fabric – it’s easier that way. You can see that not all of my scallops are perfect, but it’s hardly noticeable when used as a trim.

Now cut carefully along the stitches – don’t snip the stitches. This takes the most time! 😉

I joined the scalloped lace trim together because I needed a long strip of lace. I got 4.65m of 8cm wide lace from an 51x77cm fabric rectangle. Then I used the DIY scallop lace trim for my Victorian tucked petticoat.

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