I have started to use some of the vintage lace that I dyed a couple of weeks ago (‘Dyeing Vintage Lace’ post). Here is a simple and quick upcycling project, that only requires a small piece of lace, so it’s a great way of using up a piece left over from a sewing project:
- Length of lace
- Buttons (I used antique mother of pearl buttons)
- Bias Binding
First cut the lace to size (long enough to wrap around your arm, with enough overlap for the button fastening). Next sew a strip of bias binding along each of the short sides, encasing the raw edges of the lace.
In this project the buttonholes are some of the holes that are part of the lace’s pattern (yay, no sewing buttonholes!). Using suitable holes, work out the position of the buttons, and sew them in place. Sewing the buttons to the bias binding rather than just the lace will help the bracelet to keep it’s shape when worn.
Ta da, one finished vintage lace bracelet!