Do you have unused fabric laying around or an old tablecloth you’re unsure what to do with? We’ve all been there. Your fabric stash has piled up and your partner has been nagging you to clear up some space.
You don’t want to throw anything out because, well, who doesn’t love having a fabric stash? To make both of you happy, why not recycle some of that fabric while also spicing up your wardrobe! You can create and embroider this gorgeous lace blouse by following the steps outlined in this project tutorial.
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Creating this project is very budget-friendly as you can use materials from around your home. You can use fabric from your fabric stash (if you have to) or make your blouse super unique by using a tablecloth. You can use any tablecloth you have lying around, or you can use a family lace tablecloth; this can preserve the memories that go with them. Often lace tablecloths have been in the family for many years and are buried in a drawer (I’m not sure how long mine have been in there), but we tend not to want to part with them. Making a blouse can be a great functional way to use your tablecloths and get some use of them if they’ve been stored away. Sometimes using different materials when embroidering can be challenging; check out the 3 main fabric categories used in machine embroidery and how to use them.
Now if you really want your blouse to stand out and be impressive, add some soft lace embroidery down the front. Changing the embroidery lace designs you use, the color of lace thread you use, or simply rotating the same lace design here and there, will help give a different look to each embroidered blouse you create to make a new clothing masterpiece. Using lace can seem intimidating, but you’ll wonder why you ever held yourself back once you’ve embroidered it correctly. To help, check out our freestanding lace tips and tricks so you can get the best possible results.
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Wearing this embroidered blouse with a tank top under it gives your outfit an elegance element for any occasion. It is easy to customize your lace blouse to suit your taste. Not only can you make it stylish and add the right amount of flair, but you can also make it one of a kind. You won’t be seeing anyone around town wearing the same thing.
As you’re creating this embroidered lace top yourself, you don’t have to try on shirts or worry about getting the right size. You can assure you’re getting what you want and at the right fit.
Alright, I’ve talked enough about how amazing this blouse is going to be/look on you, so let’s get embroidering!
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Not only can you create your lace blouse with materials from around your home, making this project budget-friendly, but you also can personalize your lace blouse to what best suits your style. Whether that be with different fabrics, lace thread colors, or lace embroidery designs. There is no limit to what you can create, making your embroidered lace top one of a kind.
This tutorial was written in a collaboration with Designs in Machine Embroidery (DIME) for their Volume 84 issue.
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