September 21, 2011

Vintage Lace Scarf

Vintage Lace Scarf
Our in-store Social Crafting event this evening was a big success, and everyone had fun creating this vintage lace scarf! It will be a perfect accessory this fall. The lace adds a touch of nostalgia, while the twisted fabric and ribbon flowers give the scarf some whimsy. Since the project was such a hit with those who attended, we wanted to share it with you as well.

Read on for step by step instructions or download the Vintage Lace Scarf project from our website.

  • White Lace, 2 pieces - 9” x 80” and 9” x 36”
  • Strong brewed tea in small plastic cup (Save the teabag…you will need it!)
  • Sponge brush (optional)
  • 7/8” Grosgrain Ribbon, 3 coordinating prints
  • Fabric Strips, 2”x20”, 2 coordinating prints
  • Rhinestones
  • Fabri-Tac Glue
  • Scissors
To Make:

Tea Bag for Tea Dying

Brew tea in small plastic cup. Allow to cool.
Tea Dyed Lace
Fold fabric into double layer. Use teabag to tea dye by dabbing bag directly onto fabric (be sure you are working on a protected surface). Dip teabag back in tea to re-saturate as needed. If teabag is not useable, a sponge brush can be substituted. Flip fabric and dye the opposite side.

Fringing Lace

Use scissors to cut fringe about 5" deep on each end of one piece of lace.

Fabri-Tac Glue and Lace

Cut second piece of lace into 6”x9” pieces. Layer and cut fringe on all pieces about 5” deep. Adhere 3 layers of fringed lace over each fringed end of scarf. Fold long sides to center back and glue for a narrow end. Repeat for other end of scarf. Your ends will be approximately 4- ½” wide.

Back of Scarf

Cut a piece of ribbon about 10” long. Adhere over raw edges at top of lace, wrapping around back and folding top raw edge under. Repeat for other end of scarf.

Create twisted fabric and ribbon flowers and adhere as desired on one end of scarf. For the ribbon flowers, you may use the directions below, or watch a video tutorial on making twisted fabric flowers.
Twisted Fabric & Ribbon Flowers
  • 1-1/2” cotton fabric strip (torn), or piece of ribbon
  • 2” felt circle
  • Rhinestone or button(optional)
  • Hot glue

  • To make:
    Glue fabric strip or ribbon to outer edge of circle.
    Pleat and glue around, working your way to the center.
    Glue rhinestone or button to center front.
    Vintage Lace Scarf
    Your scarf is complete. Go forth and be stylish!

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