Spaghetti straps are a summer design staple, and this technique from Connie Palmer adds a fun twist to the ordinary bias strap. Rickrack bias straps, shown here on Connie Palmer’s “Ella” pattern, are created by sewing spaghetti bias to each side of a strip of rickrack. The result is a cute, easy and inexpensive trim. Follow Connie’s steps below from issue #149 of Sew Beautiful to recreate this technique on a project of your own:
What you’ll need for each strap:
- Two strips of spaghetti bias cut to desired length
- One strip of rickrack cut to desired length
- Wash-away stabilizer
How to create:
1. Glue-baste spaghetti bias and rickrack to wash-away stabilizer (fig. 1).
2. Zigzag rickrack to bias, catching humps in stitching (fig. 2).
3. Rinse away stabilizer.