Friday, February 18, 2011

Lace Tee (AKA fixing a hole)

Hello crafters, family & friends~

Are any of you frustrated by getting little hole in the front of your Tee??? I'm not sure the reason for these mystery holes... because no matter where I buy the tee or how much a spend, I still get a hole. I blame it on my belt buckle (it is square, with a nice pointy corner) & on my seat belt that rubs on aforementioned belt buckle. So during my lace month, I decided to fix a hole in my tee & decorate a shirt.

First, I stitched the little hole shut, you can do this by hand of by machine. Then cut a strip on lace long enough to go from shoulder to hem + a few (4) inches for turning back. My lace is about 4.5" wide, so I used 2 strips down the front.

Pin the pieces of lace in place so that the scalloped edges overlap at Center Front (so where one strip of lace curves in, the other curves out to look like one piece of lace).

I then used a large zig zag stitch to stitch down the lace. You'll do this along both outer edges of the lace & once down the center where the 2 pieces overlap.
I then hemmed the lace that hangs past the shirt along the bottom edge - I just flipped it to the back side of the shirt & again used a a large zig zag stitch.

I did the same thing along the neckline - this tee was a v-neck so it was easier to just fold the extra lace to the back side & zigzag in place. If the neckline would have been curved, I would have clipped the lace in about 1/2" ever 1/2" along the curve & tuck it under & stitched it instead of folding it to the back side.
Finished & no more hole!
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PS: Yes, we have twinkle lights up in our porch... we keep them up all year :)


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