DIY Lace and Chain Accessory

By Dara

It has been quite a while since my last post, so I think I’m due for another DIY. 

The weather in NYC has been a lot warmer lately, in the mid 50s.  I assume it is also starting to get warmer everywhere else as well.  If you are tired of hibernating for the winter like me, then you’re probably looking forward to spring and the fashionable outfits that comes along with the weather.  So it’s time to shed off that thick coat and start dressing a little more fashionable and creative. 

As the season changes, I’m always in need of something new, but the my wallet won’t always allow me to do so.  Therefore, for this spring, I’m dressing up my outfits from last year with a little bit embellishments. 

This week, I made a shoulder accessory; which you’ll see more of in magazines and clothing stores this season. 

Materials:

Directions:

  1. Add a line of glue along the center of the suede fabric.
  2. Pick up the suede fabric with the glue side up and place along the center of the lace. 
  3. Take one end of the lace and place it over the glue.
  4. Add glue to the center of the fabric again.  Then take the other end of the lace and place that over the glue.  The suede fabric should be completely covered with the lace.
  5. With your finger, pinch the center of the fabric, then using a needle and thread, sew the center in place.
  6. Once the center is more table, wrap the center with your chains.  Leave a few inches off so it can dangle. 
  7. Now stitch on the pin back in the center of the fabric on the back side where there is glue.

Now you’re all done and ready to add this to the shoulder of  your tank top, t-shirt or dress.  You can also add it onto your clutch or put a clip instead of a pin back and use it as hair accessory.  For a little more glam, you can also add sequins over the lace with glue.