Cut a piece of fabric
7 ½” wide x 3” long. Be certain that your cuts run parallel to the
grain of the fabric. Check the grain by pulling a thread of the fabric from
the short side right near the long edge. If you pull the thread all the way
out of the fabric the empty space will create a cutting line right along the grain. Seal all edges with a very fine line of
glue, especially if you plan to sew the garment.
from the long edge and pull out one single thread in the same manner that you found the grain above. This time you will use the empty space as a guide for the fold of your hem.
Use only the tiniest amount of glue.
Fold the fabric into four even sections and mark the center
and each quarter fold with a pin or by taking a small stitch with a needle and contrasting thread along the unhemmed edge.
Cut a piece of lace 15 ½ inches long. Divide into four even sections and mark in the same manner that
you did for the fabric.
Find the heading thread at one cut end in the top of the lace
and put a small dot of glue on the end so that when you pull the thread to gather the lace, it will not pull through. If your
lace does not have a heading thread you will have to sew a tiny running stitch all the way across the top part of the lace
Use a tweezers to grab the header thread and begin to gather the lace.
fabric on your workspace and, starting with the edge of the lace that you sealed with glue, match the first quarter division
on both the lace and the fabric, pin together and adjust the gathers evenly between the two points. Run a line of glue along that
quarter of the bottom edge (you may also sew for this step). Glue or sew this section together, then match the pieces of the
next section. This procedure helps to make the gathers more evenly spaced. Continue
until the entire piece of lace is attached.
a bit of glue along the top inch or so of one raw edge of the fabric to seal the threads.
Allow the glue to dry completely.