Vintage Lace Brooches
Add a touch of traditional fashion to your wardrobe by sewing your own lace jewelry. Learn to make a brooch and get classy with your vintage crafting.
- Thread to match your lace, or as closely as possible
- Standard sewing needle
- Large-eye sewing needle
- Jewelry pliers
- 2 types of lace; ecru and ivory
- Decorative brads and jewelry findings
- Scrap piece of chain
- Pin backings
- Scrap of ribbon
After gathering it tightly, I tied another knot at the end of the lace.
I began by cutting about 18" of the ecru lace. I then tied thread to the beginning of the lace in a secure knot and sewed a gathering stitch near the top edge.
Then, I sewed the ends together from top edge to bottom.
The brads needed to be adjusted in order to be sewn, so I folded the brads over crossing in front of each other. It is hard to see here, but it created a small double loop to sew onto the lace from the back.
Then I attached the pearl strand (shortened by 3 pearls to fit, and chain to each side of the brad, and the lock and key to the chain. I finished it with a pin backing.