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Project

Lacy Favors

Introduction

Gather eyelet around favor boxes to create elegant pouches for guests. For a tailored look, we sewed wide eyelet trim to cotton fabric, then wrote "thank you"; trim edges with scalloping shears and a mini hole punch.

Materials

  • 3-by-3-by-2-inch favor box
  • Double-sided tape
  • 3-by-3/4-inch card-stock tags
  • 14-inch-long narrow grosgrain ribbon
  • 6 1/4-inch-wide eyelet cotton fabric
  • Rotary cutter with scalloping blade, or scalloping shears
  • Cutting mat

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut fabric 8 inches wide; cut it and eyelet to be 13 inches long (so it wraps around box and overlaps by 1 inch).

  2. Step 2

    Lay eyelet on top of fabric, right sides facing, with straight edges aligned. Stitch trim to fabric along straight bottom edge with a 1/4-inch seam allowance.

  3. Step 3

    Trim sides of eyelet and fabric, and top of fabric, to make scalloped edges.

  4. Step 4

    Iron seam open, then fold piece so wrong sides of eyelet and fabric are facing and top edge of eyelet meets top edge of fabric, hiding the seam.

  5. Step 5

    Iron to crease fabric at the fold (you are creating a 7/8-inch fabric border at the bottom of the eyelet).

  6. Step 6

    Place double-sided tape around bottom edge of favor box.

  7. Step 7

    Align fold of fabric with bottom edge of box, and wrap it around, pressing with your fingers to secure.

  8. Step 8

    Gather top of wrapping, and tie with ribbon; slip on hole-punched card-stock tag (to make eyelet-like edge, see instructions for seating cards), and tie a one-sided bow.

Source
Martha Stewart Weddings, Volume 37 2006