Tricks and Treats: May Arts Halloween Hop
So what are the Tricks and Treats you may be wondering. Let me set your mind at ease; they are ALL good so relax and enjoy. The tricks will be tips on enhancing a pattern with fabulous May Arts Trims. The Treats are your chances to win! Ribbon Resource will be giving away 2 - $20 gift cards so don’t forget to head on back over and make a comment for your chance to win!
I found the cutest ruffley apron over at Skip to my Lou, so cute in fact I have scheduled a class to make such a cute apron for Thanksgiving break, I can’t wait to share the love of ruffles with all my students. I will have to say the instructions on this link are a bit lacking…in need of some extra info. BUT the fabric quantities and cuts work just fine. For today I just wanted to highlight the fun addition of May Arts Ribbons. Stay tuned for a tutorial to make the complete apron my way. ;)
For my apron I had the pleasure of making it for the Halloween season so I used my left over Spuctaular fabrics from Blend Fabrics. To enhance these fab fabrics with May Arts treasures this is what I used…
1/2 inch Jumbo Pom Pom Ribbon SKU: Ivory - 462-09, gray - 462-31
1/2 Inch Ric Rac Trim SKU: Black - ARR10
3 Inch Floral Lace w/Scalloped Edge 515-3-09 Ivory Lace
I trimmed the top and bottom layers with Pom Pom trims. TRICK: Using a Zipper foot makes sewing Pom Poms on a breeze.
For the lace layer that adds a fun soft dimension under a short layer (I only had a 6” piece of the ghosts left and I just HAD to use it). TRICK: Layer the lace on the top of a full size layer prior to gathering. This makes it part of that layer and easier to deal with.
Sewing on Ric Rac ribbon. TRICK: pin your trim in place and use a zig zag stitch.
There are my 3 Tricks don’t forget to head back to for your opportunities for treats!
Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy your hopping journey.