Tara Rex

How to Sew Lace Towel Embellishments

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Solid colored towels can be easily embellished to match a room’s decor or the holiday season. Learn how to sew lace onto towels in this quick and easy project.


When it comes to hand towels, designer or fancy towels can cost a lot of money. Tara Rex shows you how to sew lace onto towels as a less expensive way to achieve the same look. Tara uses solid white towels that can be found at many big box stores. She recommends finding towels that have some kind of texture line along the lower edge of the towel, as it makes it easier to line up the trim and ensure it is straight.


Tara shows you how quick and easy it can be to add lace trim to a towel, but lace isn’t the only option. Most trims, whether they are lace, ric-rac or pom-poms, will be finished along both long edges at the top and bottom. This makes them easy to sew in place by simply running a line of stitching down the center or along both the top and bottom. She then explains how to sew the lace edges onto the towel in order to secure and hide the raw cut edges. Tara also shows you how you can add fabric to a towel by using fusible web to hold it in place. Lace and other trims can also be layered together to add more color and texture to the towel.


While straight stitching may be the fastest way to secure the trim to the towel, decorative stitches can be used as well. Tara shows that different stitching techniques can be used to add another element of design to the towel, such as zig-zag or decorative stitches. She also shares how fun thread colors can be used to dress up this quick and easy home decor project.

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