I have this stash of lace from my mom, that I keep in the basement, well-protected. I never know what to do with it, but it’s always in the back of my mind as a resource.
The other day I purchased a (very) cheap sweat-shirty looking top on sale at a discount store where I normally buy groceries. So you know the price was right.
I wore it a few times before I started to get an idea to “cuten” it up a bit.
I ran downstairs to my stash of lace and found something perfect. I added it around the bottom of the shirt.
That’s when I got out the ruffler and decided to try ruffling the lace a bit to create a flower pin to wear on this shirt (or any other for that matter). I adjusted the ruffler to take a small “bite” so that the ruffle was soft.
I added a button and hot-glued a pin-back onto the back. Pin-backs are widely available in places like JoAnn’s, Michael’s, etc.
- Ruffler foot (or needle and thread if you gather by hand)
- Basic sewing supplies
- A round piece of felt
- A button or another cute center (silk flower?)
- Pin back
- Glue gun
This looks adorable on a handbag, a headband, a jean jacket, anywhere! You can also ruffle some fabric and create another look.
Have some fun…I highly recommend a ruffler foot for your machine. They haven’t changed in years, and I wrote about it here.
So take a break from quilt blocks and try something new!