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Freestanding Battenburg Lace

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace designs.

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Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace designs.


Battenburg lace is a special kind of lace that is freestanding, meaning it isn't embroidered onto fabric. It also uses cotton thread to replicate a hand crocheted look. Learn how to make this gorgeous style of lace -- it's a terrific addition to garments and home decor.
 

Project Needs & Notes

- Water-soluble stabilizer
  (Vilene or Sulky Ultra Solvy)

- 30-35 weight cotton thread
- Size 11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle

For this tutorial, I used the Butterfly Ornament (Battenburg Lace) design. Find even more freestanding Battenburg lace designs here.

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Free video with instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace designs.


Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace designs.

Battenburg lace designs are embroidered onto water-soluble stabilizer. When the stabilizer is soaked away, beautiful lace remains behind.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace designs.

Battenburg lace is digitized for  30-35 weight cotton thread. This thread brings a classic, hearty, and traditional look to the lace pieces.

30-35 weight cotton thread is found under different names, such as mercerized cotton or
all-purpose cotton.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace designs.

You will use the same thread in the top and the bobbin, too. Wind a bobbin with the cotton thread.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace designs.


Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace designs.


Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace designs.


Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace designs.

Embroider the design. Battenburg lace uses two colors of thread. Remember to change the bobbin thread for the second color, too.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace designs.

After embroidering, cut most of the stabilizer away. Then, soak in a bowl of water to remove the excess.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace designs.

Air dry, and press.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace designs.

At Embroidery Library you'll find Battenburg lace designs in many shapes. Add them to pillows, towels, and garments for unique dimension and texture. You'll find specialty shapes for bookmarks and tree decorations too.

Freestanding Battenburg Lace



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The above steps demonstrate how to embroider a piece of Battenburg lace. Other projects go into more detail for making doilies, crowns, bunting, Christmas decorations, towel embellishments, and more. Click on the images below to see more creative ideas and tutorials for Battenburg lace!
         

 

 

         

 

 

         

 

 



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Products used in this Project:

Heart (Battenburg Lace) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

6.65" x 5.83" | 5.54" x 4.85" | 3.84" x 3.35"

Celtic Knot (Battenburg Lace) $2.99 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

4.68" x 8.00" | 4.00" x 6.84" | 2.24" x 3.83"

Cross Bookmark (Battenburg Lace) $2.49 - $2.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.24" x 5.50" | 1.58" x 3.85"

Paisley I (Battenburg Lace) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

5.49" x 7.90" | 4.17" x 6.00" | 2.67" x 3.85"

Paisley II (Battenburg Lace) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

5.00" x 7.90" | 3.79" x 6.00" | 2.42" x 3.83"

Regal Border (Battenburg Lace) $5.99

Available in 1 Size:

11.40" x 2.53"

Regal Border (Battenburg Lace) $5.49

Available in 1 Size:

9.13" x 2.53"

Regal Border (Battenburg Lace) $4.99

Available in 1 Size:

6.86" x 2.52"

Regal Border (Battenburg Lace) $2.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.32" x 2.51"

Clamshell Border (Battenburg Lace) $4.99

Available in 1 Size:

11.40" x 1.53"

Clamshell Border (Battenburg Lace) $4.49

Available in 1 Size:

9.13" x 1.53"

Clamshell Border (Battenburg Lace) $3.99

Available in 1 Size:

6.85" x 1.52"

Clamshell Border (Battenburg Lace) $1.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.31" x 1.50"

Angel Wings (Battenburg Lace) $5.99

Available in 1 Size:

11.38" x 2.55"

Angel Wings (Battenburg Lace) $5.49

Available in 1 Size:

9.12" x 2.54"

Angel Wings (Battenburg Lace) $4.99

Available in 1 Size:

6.85" x 2.53"

Angel Wings (Battenburg Lace) $2.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.32" x 2.51"

Shamrock (Battenburg Lace) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

6.77" x 5.80" | 5.65" x 4.84" | 3.85" x 3.29"

Arctic Fox Bookmark (Battenburg Lace) $2.99 - $3.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.64" x 6.89" | 1.49" x 3.89"