What stitch to use for lace?

The zigzag stitch on your machine works well but tests the tension on a scrap of fabric before you start. Start testing a zig-zag stitch with a width of 1.5 a length of 2.5 and adjust to suit your lace. Consider a French seam if there is not too much bulk in the lace.

How do you finish raw edges of lace?

02: To finish the raw edges of the lace, match the raw edges wrong sides together and sew them at a 5/8″ seam allowance. Trim the seam allowance to 1/4″. Then bring the lace right sides together and stitch the seam at 3/8″. This will hide the raw edges of the lace.

How do you keep lace from unraveling?

Use scotch tape for a quick fix.

  1. Leave the tape on the edge to keep it from fraying.
  2. Scotch tape is a clear, adhesive tape. …
  3. This method will not last if the piece is washed, but it is helpful when cutting straight edges in hard-to-handle fabrics.

What is insertion lace?

These are edging laces, meant to be attached by one edge only. Other laces have two scalloped or shaped edges. These are meant to be stitched onto fabric along one or both edges as trim. Insertion laces have two straight (or almost straight) edges.

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