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.
- broderie anglaise fabric
- paper and pencil
- sewing machine
- sewing thread (matching the color of the broderie anglaise fabric)
Make a scalloped paper template and trace the outline of the scallops onto the fabric – I just used a pencil for this as the thread will cover the markings.
Use a close zig zag stitch (satin stitch) and sew along the lines.
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.
As you can see, not all of my scallops are perfect, but it’s hardly noticeable when used as trim.
Now cut carefully along the stitches – don’t snip the stitches. That takes the most time! 😉
I used the lace for my Victorian tucked petticoat. 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.
Here you’ll find more of my lace tutorials.