Enhance a plain fabric with lace.
In rummaging through my fabric stash, I found a treasure trove of old laces, all different types and sizes. This particular piece was most certainly hand crocheted by someone in the family, either mother, grandmother, aunt, or family friend. It is entirely possible it came to this country with my parents over 60 years ago.
For fabric I chose a soft lightweight blend that didn’t detract from the lace. I had to piece it in the middle because I only had one yard. But I ended up with a 72″ length, the width of the lace. The finished scarf is looped twice around the neck.
- I sewed a tube, right sides together.
- I placed one end of the lace inside the tube at one end and sewed the end shut.
- I turned it right side out, the lace sticking out of one end.
- I placed the other end of the lace, right sides together, on the open end of the tube (it should cover exactly one half of the tube). Sew in place.
- Slip stitch the other side of the tube over the opening.