Here is a tutorial I whipped up while I was making some fresh curtains for my newly repainted kitchen.
Peek A Boo Rick Rack Trim:
This trim is a joining style trim. I used it to join panels for a kitchen valance but it would be really cute joining a contrasting hem on a skirt or the top and bottom of a cute sundress, or on the edges of a tablecloth.
You will need fabric and rick-rack enough for your project, an iron and a threaded sewing machine. Top stitching needle and quilting thread are prefferable but not required.
1)Iron in a double folded hem that is a quarter inch wide on the edge of the materials you want to attach with the ric-rack.
2) Use a small stitch to attach the tips of the points of the rick rack to the outside edge of your hem. This is difficult to pin, so I set my machine to a slower speed and used the pinch and pray* method. (*where you adjust as you go with your fingers and hope it all works out.)
3) Next, I flipped it over and top stitched the other side of the hem using the foot and the stitchline from the rick rack seam as my guide
4) Then I repeated the process, attaching the second piece of fabric to the other tips of the rick rack points
5) And then top stitching the other folded hem edge.
All other heming and construcion was completed after I finished this process. Take your time, and it is as easy as pie.
I do hope someone finds this cute and useful. Let me know if you try it! I'd love to see some more projects!
Stitch on Sisters and Brothers!,