6.14.2007

more ways to use rickrack

From a vintage baby pillowcase. Two rows of white rickrack attached along the edge with tiny tacking stitches at the points. It gives the illusion of crocheted or lace edging without being too frilly.

rickrack pillowcase

Updated on 7/2 to add this photo of the back so you can see how the rickrack has been sewn on.

rickrack_back

Rickrack flowers that I found in a bag of vintage sewing things at the flea market. The points are gathered and tacked through to the back with tiny stitches to hold them in place.

rick rack flowers

A closeup of the back in case you want to try it for yourself. These would look cool combined with embroidered (or appliqued) leaves, maybe on a bag or clutch.

rick rack flower back

For those of you just discovering my blog (thank you Craft: magazine!), I did two posts about rickrack last year. You can find them here and here.

24 comments:

Abbey said...

those flowers would look adorable pinned on a jean jacket, or on a cute felted bag, too! What a fun find.

Diane Duda said...

ARgh! Love the flowers!!!

Alison said...

Oh my goodness they are sooo cute, what a fab find!

hiccupp said...

wow those are CUTE! :) Might have to try that. (TRY) ;)

How do you tack the rickrack to itself (first picture)? I mean without the thread carrying across the 'valley'. I'll have to figure that one out :)

Felicia said...

Yes, I love both, especially the flowers :)

Renee said...

What great ideas thanks for sharing!

isabel said...

Lovely. Thank you for the ideas tjat you share with us.
(I've a link of your blog on mine)

SisterDG said...

Oh!! How utterly wonderful these are. Thank you so much for sharing!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Those flowers are adorable!

I've seen a lot of rick rack techniques, but never anything as cute as that.

I may need to try that.

Kimberly :)

Andrea said...

The rickrack trim on the pillowcase is genius! I think it would be cute on a dish towel too.

There are so many wonderful craft related blogs out there that I love reading and get inspired by but I have to say I get the most practical ideas and instructions from yours.

Thank you for sharing so much!

Vicki W said...

Just found you through a post on Craft Magazine. I love the ric rac flowers! Basically, I love anything made with ric rac! Nice blog.

Pink said...

love the rick rack on the pillowcase, and those flowers are TOO adorable!

kat said...

Love them! I so have to try this and figure out what to do with them... barrettes? Tea towel? pretty purse for my 2.5 year old? Oh so many ideas!

Swirlyarts said...

Ooooh - I love the pillowcases! What fantastic ideas.

mamafrog said...

Everything comes in fashion again, I guess! We made these in the 60's for purses. I remember raiding my mom's rick-rack stash to learn how to do it. This site has an interesting article on them, also,
http://www.profitfrog.com/profitable-hobbies-articles/rickrack-jewelry.htm

arootdigger2 said...

I am so glad to see this
post. I found such a flower on a vintage ear ring. And my cruising the web tonight goal was to find directions for this. If I browse your archives will I find directions. I hate to take it apart. I already lost one in snow somewhere. Thanks so much.
jo

janet said...

Jo, I didn't make the ones shown here so I don't have directions for making them. But, if you google "rick rack flower", there are lots of blogs and sites with instructions.

Megan said...

I'm still trying to master the rick-rack "rose". In the meantime, I came up with a nifty rick-rack hyacinth.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=18707&id=118301701527478#!/photo.php?pid=291009&id=118301701527478

janet said...

Thanks, Megan, this is great!

In case you can't use the link in Megan's post, try this one instead (you may need a facebook account to see it):
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=291009&id=118301701527478

The Clip Cafe said...

Oh I love these!! I am going to have a try at making them - thanks am following your blog too :-)

Laurie said...

I am a new follower of your blog - LOVE your use of rick-rack - sooooo pretty!

Paper Bagley said...

Really like these. I have seen other types and would like to learn them also. Love your blog, Thanks for sharing, Tootsie

The SPANGLER said...

Love the ric rac flowers... found your blog via Pinterest - so happy I did! Stop by and say hi if you get a chance at The Quick Unpick .... am off to follow you about now ☺

Ann said...

These are lovely. I am very very new to Pinterest so just hopping about to see how I go about posting and uploading photographs.