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Category: Trims

Trims play a special part in the sewing industry, serving both functional and aesthetic purposes. Dressmakers often use these decorative materials to enhance the appearance of textiles, fabrics, and vestments, adding a touch of style and beauty to any design.

These are commonly used in the creation of church vestments and paraments. There are many different types of trims available at Ecclesiastical Sewing, each with its unique purpose and application, such as narrow and metallic braids, fringe, and orphrey braids. Our church trims by the yard are perfect for Chasubles, Dalmatics, Tunics, and Stoles, and they feature intricate designs and patterns that reflect the solemnity and grandeur of the church.

However, these embellishments have a broad range of applications beyond religious garments. They can enhance the look of wedding gowns, evening wear, and other formal attire. In the industry of interior design, designers commonly use these to decorate curtains, upholstery, and other fabric-based furnishings, adding a pop of color and texture to any room.

When choosing the right trim for a project, they must consider the material, color, and style carefully. Metallic trims create shine and glamour to any design, while colorful braids and fringes can add playful and whimsical designs. Regardless of the type of trim chosen, designers must pay close attention to the quality of the material. High-quality trims are more durable and beautiful, ensuring that designs stand out for all the right reasons.

In conclusion, trims are a part of any garment or fabric-based design, adding beauty and value to any project. Whether designing church vestments, formal wear, or home decor, the right trim can make all the difference, transforming an ordinary design into something truly special.

Dice Trim used on Vestments and Altar Hangings

Something to Share

Sharing a vintage church embroidery design from the 1800s, still in the “rough draft” phase and the possibilities for church embroidery design are endless. On option is this versatile design could be used for whitework on altar linens or adapted for silk and gold threads on stole ends or maniples. Placing it in a quatrefoil frame makes it suitable for chasubles or burses. Stretching and elongating for a double oval ring offers options for stoles or chasubles. The design, enhanced with Dice Trim, can also adorn chasubles and dalmatics. The journey of creating ecclesiastical designs is ongoing, offering endless opportunities to learn and explore.

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