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lace and doily bunting {a tutorial}

This is such an easy and fun lace craft…from start to finish, it only took about 20 minutes or so! You can choose a bright and fun color for your seam binding, or stick with basic white. The bunting can be as long or as short as you’d like-experiment and see what you like best!

seam binding (alternatively, you can take a piece of wide ribbon, fold in half, press, and use that instead)
sewing machine (or fabric glue) 

Step 1: Take your doilies, and cut them in half. If you are using lace, just cut sections to your desired length (the last section of the above garland is a piece of lace I cut to about 4″). Don’t have a ready stash of lace and doilies? No problem! You can search Etsy or ebay-there are plenty to be had!

Step 2: Take your seam binding…

…and insert your pieces where desired. You can pin if you’d like, but I didn’t find it necessary. Make sure you leave a length of seam binding at the beginning and end of your bunting so that you can create a loop for hanging (see below image). Stitch down the center (or glue, if using fabric glue), and you’re done!

Easy Peasy! Just the way I like my crafting:)

I have mine hanging over a chalkboard frame, but this would look great hanging across a mirror, or even an open frame!


Tuesday 8th of May 2012

Beautiful!! So glad you mentioned fabric glue!! I can't sew....don't even own a sewing machine! LOL! ;)

Not good for someone who went to school for Interior Design, eh????