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Battenburg Lace Heart Doily

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

Free project instructions on how to embroider a battenburg lace heart doily.


Learn how to make a chic, stylish Battenburg lace doily with these step-by-step instructions. We'll show you how to embroider the heart-shaped lace pieces and transform them into an elegant doily.
 
Project Needs & Notes

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

Sizing Notes:
The finished size of your lace doily will depend on the size of your design. The examples below are the finished doily sizes for the Heart (Battenburg Lace) designs.


Large: 12" x 12"
Medium: 10" x 10"
Small: 7" x 7"

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

The video tutorial demonstrates how to embroider Battenburg lace. Specific instructions for the
heart doily are below.


Free project instructions on how to embroider a battenburg lace heart doily.

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 a battenburg lace heart doily.

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 a battenburg lace heart doily.
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 a battenburg lace heart doily.
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 example uses Sulky Ultra Solvy.

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

A sharp sewing needle has a smaller, finer point than an embroidery needle. That means
it will make smaller holes in the stabilizer.


At each color stop, stop the machine and change the bobbin to match the top thread.

Free project instructions on how to embroider a battenburg lace heart doily.
After embroidering, trim the excess stabilizer away.

Free project instructions on how to embroider a battenburg lace heart doily.
Soak the remaining stabilizer away according to packaging instructions.

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

Free project instructions on how to embroider a battenburg lace heart doily.
Using the above steps, embroider the heart design four times.

With right sides facing up, align  the side edges of two of the heart shapes together as shown.

Free project instructions on how to embroider a battenburg lace heart doily.
Zigzag stitch the pieces together along the side edges where the lace pieces touch. Use the same color thread in the bobbin and top that you used to embroider the designs.

Add the remaining two pieces by repeating this process: align the side edges of the hearts together and zigzag stitch in place.

Free project instructions on how to embroider a battenburg lace heart doily.
There will be a small space left at the center of the doily when complete, as shown left.

Free project instructions on how to embroider a battenburg lace heart doily.

Spread cheer around your home with this heart-shaped Battenburg lace doily. It's the perfect addition to your home decor, plus makes a great gift, too!
 


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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"