Lacy Lingerie Cases

Lacy Lingerie Cases
Lacy Lingerie Cases

Victorian Craft Projects - Victorian Lingerie Bag

This would make a lovely gift for a bridal shower.

Sizes: Directions are for small size, 7 1/2" x 11". Changes for medium (7 1/2" x 14 3/4") and large sizes (10" x 16") are in parentheses.

Equipment: Pencil, ruler, scissors, tape measure, straight pins, sewing needle and sewing machine.

Materials; For Set Of 3: Printed voile fabric 45" wide, 3/8 yard. Off-white organdy 44" wide, 1 yard. Ecru ruffled lace trim 1 1/4" wide, 3 7/8 yards. Matching thread.

Directions: Cut pieces from voile as follows: 7 3/4" x 11 1/2" ( 8" x 15 1/4"), (10 1/2" x 16 1/2"). Cut ruffled lace trim as follows: 37 1/2" (45 1/2", 53 1/4"). With right sides facing and raw edges even stitch ruffled lace trim to appropriate piece of voile, starting and ending in center of one long side and easing trim at corners. Turn under short raw ends of lace at beginning and end, and slip-stitch together.

Cut the following pieces from organdy: 7 3/4" x 20 1/2" (18 x 28 1/2", 10 1/2" x 31"). Turn pieces right side up placing short edges at top and bottom. Fold pieces 9 1/2" ( 13 1/2", 15 1/2") up from bottom edge, right sides together, and press. Fold same pieces back down 5" ( 7", 8"), overlapping bottom fold 1/2"; press. Machine baste 1/4" from each side edge to secure pocket. With right sides facing and lace in between, pin organdy to voile. Stitch together 1/4" from raw edges all around, leaving 2" opening at one edge. Turn to right side through opening. Turn raw edges to inside; slip-stitch closed.

To make additional pockets for small case, cut two 7 3/4" x 18 1/2" pieces from organdy. Fold one piece in half cross wise. Machine-stitch across top 1/4" from raw edge to form circle of fabric. Refold circle so sea is centered between each side and press. fold piece in half again crosswise with seam on outer side of fold. Machine stitch up one side through all four layers. Machine stitch on opposite side, leaving opening for turning. Turn to right side through opening; fold raw edges to inside. Slip-stitch opening closed. Place pocket made over pocket on main piece, with open end facing center of piece. Stitch pockets together across top edge. Repeat for other pocket, stitching top edge to pocket just made.