Today I'm sharing a fun technique from my book, More Sewing with Whimsy. One of my favorite patterns, "Flirty Girl" (pictured above), features this technique. Here is how to make little leaves with lace out by mitering spaghetti bias! You'll find this technique plus many more in the invaluable "Trims & Techniques" section of More Sewing with Whimsy.
Mitered Spaghetti Leaves
Made from bits of spaghetti bias and lace, these cute little openwork leaves add that special touch that says it's an original.
- Cut a piece of spaghetti three times longer than finished leaf size. With right sides together, fold spaghetti in half. Hand tack edges 1/8" from fold.
- Press open forming point. Overlapping ends, angle to make leaf curve up. Hand tack to hold.
- Place lace behind leaf and curve to fit. Hand sew in place and saturate entire leaf in fray stop glue. Once dry, trim lace slightly shorter than leaf edge.
- Hand sew in place as desired.
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