We are keeping it simple here this Summer in a use-what-you-got sort of mode. With that in mind I created this pitcher-cover to keep out the ever so pesky insects of Summer that seem to enjoy a cold drink as much as the rest of us! After all who wants a fly in their lemonade or heaven forbid their Sangria!
This is a pretty simple project and I have made a couple to take and give as hostess gifts as we visit with friends during these hot and sultry days and nights. A layer of tulle is sewn to the doily to make it much harder for anything to make it's way in the pitcher
You will need:
1 doily, vintage or new, it is up to you! 9+ inches in diameter
Bridal tulle in a color to match your doily
Wash away stabilizer ( I used Badge Master)
Thread to match for hand and machine sewing
Temporary embroidery adhesive
5 heavish beads or 5 multiple bead dangles
Hand sewing needle
1) To start, starch your doily to give it some body and make it easier to sew. I sprayed mine before I went to bed and it was quite stiff and dry the next morning. You could also iron it dry if you were in a hurry.
2) Next measure out some tulle enough to cover the the larger outer circle of the doily not counting the fan shaped trim.
Here the doily is basically glued between the layers and this will make it much easier to sew the tulle to the doily.
4) Using a small zig zag stitch I followed around the more solid band of tatting and attached the netting to the doily. Given the adhesive and the stabilizer it all will stay very flat and be easy to sew.
Remember you can not iron it now due to the netting which will melt if you get it any where near an iron.
After the doily dried I added the beaded drops..
5 to a pack for these... perfect!
Sweet, simple and perfect for Summer