(Closed) Does anyone know how to add a wrist loop? Help!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1184 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

since the lace is longer than the underlay, i’d flip the underlay over and attach the wrist loop about an inch back. just get a nice piece of silk cord or something and hand sew it on the underneath. be careful not to pierce through the top layer of fabric (i’m assuming that underlay is lined? so you would only want to sew through the lining part so your stitches don’t show). then when you pick up your dress by the wrist loop, you’ll be carrying the under layer and the lace will naturally by picked up with it.

just a note, i don’t know if this is the traditional way to put a wrist loop on, i’ve generally seen then attached at the very back of the train, but since your lace layer is much longer than the underlay and you wouldn’t want to sew on the lace, i think this would be the best method for you. and i’m pretty sure i’d do it myself if i was you, despite the fact that my sewing skills have seriously lapsed over the years.

Post # 4
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t know how to attach a wrist loop, but does your dress have a ribbon to hook the train onto the hanger?

My bustle broke part way through the night, and I ended up just attaching that to my wrist.

Post # 6
509 posts
Busy bee

@Loribeth: Hmm. Since the lace overlay is longer, what I would do, is take the lace to the bottom of the lining with a a few itty bitty stiches right at the bottom, where you want the wrist loop. Then you can sew on a ribbon loop. I’d suggest a slightly thicker ribbon, so it’s stronger, and doesn’t hurt your wrist as much. Make sure have a big enough ribbon loop to slip your whole hand thru! It would be bad go thru all the time to sew it on, and then not be able to actually put it over your wrist! Good luck!

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