Saturday, March 20, 2010

Starching Doilies

I starch my doilies to make them lay right. It also makes them look stiff. But the starch eventually will wear off, so you might have to starch it again in a few years. Here the information on how to starch a doily:

First you will need a starching board, ( I will post how to make one when my dad figures out how to make one. Right now I am using the one my teacher's husband made me.) pins, and starch.

1. First wet the doily, so it is dripping wet and wring it out.
2. Put the doily into a few teaspoons of starch. Make sure to get all of the doily into some starch. Then you wring out the starch.

3. Pin the doily with pins onto the starching board and let it dry.

4. Unpin the doily and give it to who ever you are giving to.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010


My grandma is teaching me to sew. I am really enjoying it and I have learned how to make several things. Today I want to post pictures of my projects.

This is a picture of one of the napkins that my sister and I made.

This is another napkin that we made.

This is a Kleenex holder.

This is Kleenex box holder I made. This one is a bigger size, though.

This is another Kleenex box holder. ( It is for my brother if you can not already tell that.) :-)
I hope you have enjoyed these pictures. If you want me to post how to make one or more of these projects, please leave a comment. You leave a comment by clicking on the button below this post that says how many comments I have received. If I have received four comments and it will look like this:

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