As always, it’s interesting to think about how clothing and accessories would have been created many decades ago. Certainly the time and labor involved would have been long and tedious compared to modern methods. In this show you are sure to see modern methods made possible by machine capabilities in the 21st century. Watch how everything from yesterday gets done today . . . faster and easier!
- Sheer polyester organza - This is found in many colors in the special occasion section (think bridal and prom supplies) of most fabric stores.
- Fibrous mesh stabilizer – Sometimes called Lace Base, Vilene, or Aqua Melt. It looks a little like a sheet of non-woven interfacing but completely dissolves in warm water. This stabilizer is popular for freestanding lace designs and for sewing or embroidering on sheer fabrics such as organza that need more stability during embroidery but need to disappear after the stitching is finished. CLICK HERE for more information about this type of stabilizer. This also comes in an adhesive backed version suitable for lots of tricky embroidery and sewing situations.
- Lacy like machine embroidery designs - For this technique you need designs that include a satin stitched edging. Machine embroidery enthusiasts don’t have to search long to find a multitude of lace designs that could be used for this technique. Some of my favorites are found on ibroidery.com, a Brother exclusive site for reasonably priced design downloads. Visit this site to see an example of these designs.
- Super sharp curve tipped scissors are a must for trimming the excess fabric and stabilizer. There are many brands that are good and Havel's Sewing makes a nice pair at a great price.
It’s obvious Tina is a master at ruffling without the aid of a special attachment. Ruffles are a major accent on many of the pattern she produces.
It's Sew Easy Episode 803. Enjoy!