A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, it's easier for people to discover it if you choose a great title for your thread.
Total Members: 302,021
Currently Running With Scissors:
561 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Making a lace poncho?  (Read 550 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Writer78
« on: May 06, 2005 07:25:36 AM »

I don't really know how to sew, but I was thinking of starting simple, getting a small lace tablecloth (or just a large square of soft lace) and making it into a poncho.  However, I'm not sure - when I cut the hole, will I be able to secure it against fraying by sewing a hem?  If not, is there a way to sew thick/fabric-y lace so that it won't unravel?  (Feel free to dumb down your response for this sewing newbie!)
THIS ROCKS   Logged

spydie
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2005 09:29:46 AM »

zigzag stitch the edges before you hem
THIS ROCKS   Logged
junquette
Offline Offline

Posts: 2649
Joined: 08-Mar-2005

Oh come on ya can never own enough shoes or purses


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2005 09:46:03 AM »

YOu could use double fold bias tape here as well. Use some that will match or contrast. If you did the neck and then the hem  edge it would really look tied together nicely.  You can buy double fold bias tape at all fabric stores or even walmart. It's very easy to use since it stretches nicely to the shape of your circle.
It can be tricky to sew in one step so you might open the fold and sew on one side then close it over the other and straight stich the top.
Or you can use a zig zag stitch to be sure you catch the top and bottom in one step.
Hope this helps you, just gives you another method to try.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

kwicz
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2005 05:28:08 PM »

I seem to be the only person around here with an iron-on tape habit, but I've used the stuff to stabilize and hem all sorts of fabrics.  Some kinds of iron-on tape can be sewn through, too.  I'd use that on the neck edges and then zig-zag stitch them by machine.  (or not.)
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
City of Lost Souls Mini Trailer
Dr. Michael Widlanski on His Book Battle for Our Minds
Matt Myklusch on the Message Behind the Jack Blank Adventures Series
Walter Stahr on His Book Seward
Philippa Gregory Discusses Her Audiobook Changeling
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Patriotic Planter
Summertime Sweetness: Fruit Salsa & Cinnamon Chips
Fire Up the Grill: Jerk Steak

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.