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Freestanding Lace Earrings

Free project instructions to embroider light & lacy earrings.

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Free project instructions to embroider light & lacy earrings.


Light, lacy earrings are a stunning addition to any wardrobe (and a gorgeous gift for your favorite fashionista!). Made from miniature lace, it's a stylish way to transform beautiful embroidery into show stopping accessories.
 
Project Needs & Notes

- Water soluble stabilizer
  (like Vilene or Sulky Ultra Solvy)
- 10mm jump rings
- 1" earring hooks or clamps
- Jewelry or needle nose pliers

Designs featured in this tutorial include:
- M13222, Fancy (Miniature Lace)
-
D7890, Heart (Miniature Lace)

This project was featured in the following:
Christmas Gift Guide Lookbook

Free video with instructions on how to embroider freestanding lace.

The video tutorial gives the general steps for embroidering freestanding lace. Instructions
specific to making earrings are below.


Free project instructions to embroider light & lacy earrings.

Freestanding lace designs have been specially digitized for water-soluble stabilizer. After the stabilizer is removed, beautiful lace remains behind.

Free project instructions to embroider light & lacy earrings.

There are a couple of different kinds of water-soluble stabilizer. One is clear and plastic, and that brand is Sulky Ultra Solvy. The other is soft and fibrous, called Vilene. Both will work very well. Vilene is used in this demonstration.

Use a size 11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle. A sharp sewing needle has a smaller, finer point than an embroidery needle. That means it will make smaller holes in the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to embroider light & lacy earrings.

40 weight rayon or polyester thread can be used when embroidering freestanding lace designs. You can also use 30-35 weight cotton thread, or metallic.

Freestanding lace is seen from both sides, so wind a bobbin with the same thread you're using in the top.

Free project instructions to embroider light & lacy earrings.

Hoop the stabilizer firmly. Make sure it is nice and tight with no wrinkles.

Designs for earrings are small, so you may wish to merge several together to stitch in one hooping.

Free project instructions to embroider light & lacy earrings.

After embroidering, soak the stabilizer away.

Air-dry, and press.

Bend the bottom loop of two of the earring hooks so that the loop faces forward.

Bend two jump rings open slightly and add a ring to the top of each piece of lace.

Loop the jump rings through the bottom of the earring hooks and bend the rings back in place.

Free project instructions to embroider light & lacy earrings.
Update your favorite outfit with these stunning lace earrings. A fun and fashionable way to show off your embroidery skills!

Free project instructions to embroider light & lacy earrings.
Use miniature holiday lace designs to create earrings perfect for any special occasion! This black cat adds a spooky look to your outfit on Halloween.

Freestanding Lace Earrings



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Products used in this Project:

Elegance (Miniature Lace) $1.49 - $1.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

1.18" x 2.54" | 0.95" x 2.03"

Fancy (Miniature Lace) $1.49 - $1.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

1.54" x 2.54" | 1.23" x 2.03"

Grace (Miniature Lace) $1.49 - $1.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

1.44" x 2.53" | 1.16" x 2.03"

Leaves (Miniature Lace) $1.00

Available in 1 Size:

1.55" x 1.75"

Fleur de Lis (Miniature Lace) $1.00

Available in 1 Size:

1.19" x 1.48"

Heart (Miniature Lace) $1.00

Available in 1 Size:

1.26" x 1.49"

Flower (Miniature Lace) $1.00

Available in 1 Size:

1.19" x 1.50"

Owl (Miniature Lace) $1.00

Available in 1 Size:

0.86" x 1.28"

Star (Miniature Lace) $1.00

Available in 1 Size:

1.29" x 1.56"