Vintage Lace

My neighbor recently gave me a giant box of old sewing supplies. It took a while to sort through and find the things that were still usable. There were dozens of cards of seam binding tape, which I have never used before but may have to experiment with now. Most of the items were too damaged or brittle to be used though. My favorite discovery were these bits of vintage lace.

Vintage Lace | Radiant Home Studio

I don’t usually use much lace on my projects (the mainstream craft retailers don’t carry much of this kind of thing anymore), and many of the pieces are small (like 10-20 inches).

Vintage Lace Close-ups | Radiant Home Studio

Now…what to do with it? Maybe maybe a pretty linen clutch bag like this or this? Some type of hair accessory, like this denim and lace headband?

Do you have any ideas or projects for using bits of lace in a modern way? Please share in the comments!

4 thoughts on “Vintage Lace

  1. Anne says:

    Maybe to trim doll clothes? Or the edges of guest towels? Or sleeves of some especially nice shirts?

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Blouse sleeves is a good idea! Maybe doll clothes when the kids are old enough to take care of them better. Right now they get left all over the floor 🙂

  2. Susan Ikin says:

    I have seen fabric covered tins with lace trims to store pencils, scissors etc – I like the hessian or linen ones best.

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Great idea as well! Something decorative or for organization…

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