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Battenburg Lace Bunting

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace bunting. Free project instructions to embroider a towel border with an animal design.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace bunting.


Beautiful Battenburg lace can easily transform into festive and colorful bunting. It's an elegant way to decorate for special occasions, or simply add an artistic look to your home. Learn how to make this light and lovely bunting.
 

Project Needs & Notes

- Water-soluble stabilizer
  (Vilene or Sulky Ultra Solvy)
- 30-35 weight cotton thread
- Size 11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle

- Thin cord (decorative cord or nylon cord)
- Fabric glue
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Small plastic or metal rings (optional)

The designs used in this tutorial include:

- H2740, Floral Bunting (Battenburg Lace)
- H2743, Butterfly Bunting (Battenburg Lace)
- H2746, Spring Swirls Bunting (Battenburg
  Lace)

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


Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace bunting.

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.

Use 30-35 weight cotton thread when embroidering Battenburg lace designs.

The thread is found under different names, like mercerized cotton or all-purpose cotton.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace designs.
You will use the same thread in both the top and the bobbin. Wind a bobbin with the cotton thread.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace crowns.
Two kinds of water-soluble stabilizer can be used when embroidering freestanding lace. One is clear and plastic-like, known as Sulky Ultra Solvy.

The other is soft and fibrous, called Vilene. Both kinds will work very well. This tutorial uses Vilene.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace bunting.
Embroider the design onto one piece of water-soluble stabilizer, using a sharp sewing needle (size 11 or 75/11).

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace bunting.
At each color stop, stop the machine and change the bobbin to match the top thread.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace bunting.
Embroider as many pieces as you'd like to make your bunting.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace bunting.
After embroidering, trim the excess stabilizer away. Then, soak the remaining stabilizer away according to packaging instructions. For Vilene, the stabilizer is removed after being in the water for only a few seconds.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace bunting.
Allow to air dry completely. Then, press. Use a pressing cloth over the lace to prevent scorching.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace bunting.
To add the hanger, turn the lace pieces over so the wrong sides are facing up. Add a line of fabric glue along the top edge of the lace.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace bunting.
Press the cord in place. Leave 6"-8" of excess cord extending past the outer edge of the lace.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace bunting.
The amount of space you leave between the bunting pieces is a matter of personal preference.

In this example, there is a 1 1/2" space between each piece.

When finished, trim the cord, leaving 6"-8" of excess. Tie the ends to small plastic or metal rings. Or, form the ends of the cord into loops, and tie knots to secure the loops.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace bunting.
Use this bunting to add a special, elegant look to parties, baby and wedding showers, or birthdays. They're beautiful and durable enough to use indoors or outdoors.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace bunting.
As well as making gorgeous decorations for walls and patios, lace bunting designs also make excellent napkin rings.

Cut two pieces of ribbon about 10" long. Tie the ends of the ribbon along the top corners of the lace.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace bunting.
Roll up the napkin and wrap the lace around it. Tie the ribbon in place behind the napkin to secure it in place. These napkin rings are gorgeous additions to any dinner table.


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Products used in this Project:

Shabby Chic Bunting 1 (Battenburg Lace) $5.49 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

5.84" x 7.10" | 4.84" x 5.89"

Shabby Chic Bunting 2 (Battenburg Lace) $5.49 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

5.85" x 7.11" | 4.84" x 5.89"