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Rickrack Applique School Supplies

Here are three quick ways to rack up compliments in class (or in the conference room) this fall: Embellish basic fabric accessories with an appliqué trim in fresh colors.

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Photography: Addie Juell

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2018


A soft, single-sided rickrack trim has infinite uses. Delicate but incredibly durable, this zigzagged strip can be easily adhered onto garments, upholstery, accessories, or anything else in needed of sprucing up.


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  • Scissors

  • Fabric glue

  • Notebooks (Pictured: Semikolon linen blankbook, in Ciel Sky Blue, $29,

  • Lunch bag (Pictured: Recycled cotton-canvas lunch bag, $5,

  • Rickrack trim (Pictured: Wrights rickrack (similar to shown), in assorted colors and sizes, from $2 for 4 yd.,


  1. Cut the classic zigzag trim to fit, and attach it with fabric glue.

  2. For notebooks, start inside the bottom of the cover, and secure it all the way around the front, leaving the other end loose to serve as a wiggly bookmark.

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