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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Beaded cherry necklace on: October 02, 2014 05:27:06 AM
Can I just say how much I love this!!! Guess who is definitely going to keep a look-out for leaf shaped beads  Cheesy
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: List of Tutorials on Craftster in Trinkets and Jewelry: General on: October 01, 2014 06:13:45 AM
I've just made a tutorial for Beautiful *Lolita* Lace Cuffs which you might like to include?

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=435955.msg5248434#msg5248434
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Beautiful *Lolita* Lace Cuffs -*with tutorial*- on: October 01, 2014 06:03:40 AM
Beautiful *Lolita* Lace Cuffs




These lace cuffs are simple and lots of fun to make! The best thing about them is that you dont even need a sewing-machine :-D

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TUTORIAL

This is what youll need:





Please note: In order to hand-stitch these cuffs, your choice of lace is EXTREMELY important! Try to get the same lace as the lace that is pictured. It MUST be stretchy. It costs more than normal lace, but is well worth it. In fact the successfulness of this entire project is pretty much dependent on the lace you use. Obviously you could make these cuffs using a serger/overlocker too Cheesy


Here is a close-up of what the lace I use looks like:
The front:



The back:



This lace has stretch as you can see on the right-side



So far Ive come across 2 variations of this lace. One type just has lace at the bottom, while the other type has a pleated satin-type fabric at the bottom with a layer of lace on top.






Now that you have your supplies, lets get started!

First you need to cut the edge of your lace at an angle. This will ensure that your ruffle doesnt look like its been swallowed-up at the back seam.




Next we need to treat the raw edge, as we dont want it to fray. You could use something like fray-check, or watered-down mod podge, if you want although I cant guarantee that it wont leave a scratchy edge. Personally all I do, is fold over the raw edge (towards the wrong-ride of the lace), and stitch it with overhand-stitch.



Here is another picture which might show it better...




Take the lace and place it around your wrist so that you can see how long the lace strip needs to be. Dont stretch the lace out  much when you measure, and dont leave a seam allowance. We want the cuff to fit snug and not be too loose around our wrists - yet it still needs to be able to stretch over your hand. Mark the point where the 2 edges meet around your wrist. We are now going to cut the other edge of the lace at an angle, so that it flares out towards the bottom. Treat the raw edge in the same fashion as you did previously.


You can now proceed to stitch the cuff together, although it could make the task of stitching on embellishments slightly more challenging. Alternatively you can stitch on the embellishments first, taking care to find the middle of your cuff, to ensure your embellishments are centred.

To stitch your cuff together, fold your cuff in half, right-sides facing, and stitch together using overhand-stitch. I find that using over-hand stitch leaves a neat edge, and kind-of 'overlocks' it.




Now for the FUN part embellishing your cuff! I like using ribbon with different widths. You could create 3 separate stacked bows or 1 layered bow. Let me show you what I mean.






I would also recommend cutting the edges of your ribbon in an inverted V shape to lessen fraying, or treating the edges with fray-check.

Have fun and embellish to your hearts content. Think ribbon, beads, sequence, jewels, chain - the possibilities are endless!



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I hope you enjoyed this tutorial - and if you use it to make some lacey cuffs of your own, please be sure to share your handiwork. I would love to see your cuffs Cheesy
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Re: Lolita wrist cuffs on: September 26, 2014 01:04:43 PM
The cuffs look great! And they go well with your outfit Smiley
5  CLOTHING / Clothing Sewalongs / Re: I <3 Gibbous Altered Fashions sew-along! on: September 21, 2014 01:49:22 AM
Your skirt looks amazing! And you are rocking it! Grin
6  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Stitching INCHIES Craftalong *JOIN IN ANYTIME!!* on: August 19, 2014 12:57:38 PM
Ludi - the detail on the onion is fantastic!

Lilletia - Can't wait to see your finished project!! I'm super excited  Grin

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Sorry I haven't been very active lately - I got a freelance job last month and its eating into all of my crafting time... I do have my next square planned and I hope to stitch it soon...

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And just because I thought it is appropriate...

7  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Stitching INCHIES Craftalong *JOIN IN ANYTIME!!* on: August 02, 2014 01:07:11 PM
Those 2 hugging bears are super sweet!  

Love the starry night sheepblue & the monogram Ludi!

I had a spare moment, and stitched my birth date Smiley



Total square count: 3/33
8  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Stitching INCHIES Craftalong *JOIN IN ANYTIME!!* on: July 15, 2014 12:36:34 PM
Lilletia - You are whizzing through this project! I can't believe that you've finished so many squares already! I really like the dragon!
9  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Stitching INCHIES Craftalong *JOIN IN ANYTIME!!* on: July 14, 2014 05:39:11 AM
I managed to do a little stitching today - Finally!!

Here are my first 2 squares. I restarted on new fabric because I wasnt liking my original fabric so the first square might look vaguely familiar...





I must say, everyone is making FANTASTIC squares!! Can't wait to see some finished '39 squares' compilations!
10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Stitching INCHIES Craftalong *JOIN IN ANYTIME!!* on: July 14, 2014 03:53:17 AM
Challenge 7: Feather Stitch!
Here's a video tutorial:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUAD6yFYju0

Or if you prefer written instructions:
http://www.embroidery.rocksea.org/stitch/feather-stitch/feather-stitch/
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