Eyelet lace is distinguished by the large holes, or eyelets, integrated into the pattern at regular intervals. It can be found in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and is commonly used as trim or as an insert in garments. It can be manufactured on a machine or by hand, and is readily available in machine made form on large spools in most craft and sewing stores.
Eyelet lace starts with a fundamental pattern, which is able to repeat infinitely. Common motifs are geometric shapes like diamonds, squares, and circles, floral themes, and simple abstract patterns. There is usually at least one set of repeating eyelets in the pattern, and sometimes an assortment of varying shapes and sizes to make it more visually interesting. Usually, eyelet lace comes in the form of a strip which can vary from less than an inch (2.5 centimeters) to several inches in width, depending on the application.