postheadericon How to Join Lace End to End

Joining lace end to end is sometimes required in a sewing or craft project, such as completing a circle around a hem or matching lace across a quilt. It’s not hard to do but does require a little finessing with the ends.

How to Join Lace End to End

1 Seek to make an invisible join where possible. This will make the lace appear as if it is running on and on without a break, which is ideal for items such as bags and stuffed toys. It won’t always be possible but it’s the first preference.

How to Join Lace End to End

2 Overlap the lace. The most common method for joining lace end to end is to overlap the ends and then over-sew the edges. Turn the cut ends of the lace under if they’re more than an inch (2.5cm) wide, before sewing.

How to Join Lace End to End

3 Treat very wide lace slightly differently. Where the lace is wider (2.5″ to 6″ / 6-15cm), cut around the lace pattern with care on both ends of the lace and stitch together using stick-on adhesive to keep in place, as is done with wedding lace motifs. That way you can be sure it won’t shift during sewing and the join will be perfect.

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