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Elegant Lace Envelopes

Free project instructions to create elegant lace enevelopes.

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Free project instructions to create elegant lace envelopes.


Gift a wedding card, shower invitation, or note to your sweetheart with these beautiful, sophisticated lace envelopes! Sized to fit common photo and card sizes, they're the perfect way to add a special touch to your paper gift.
 
Project Needs & Notes:

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

Designs used in this tutorial include:
- X12782, Elegant Envelope - Vertical (Lace)
- X12784, Elegant Envelope - Horizontal (Lace)
Free video with instructions on how to embroider freestanding lace.
 

The video tutorial demonstrates how to embroider freestanding lace. Instructions for creating the
lace envelopes are below.


Free project instructions to create elegant lace envelopes.
Freestanding lace designs have been specially digitized for water-soluble stabilizer. After the stabilizer is removed, beautiful lace remains behind.

When you download the envelope designs, you will find two files. One is the for the front portion of the envelope (file "a") and the other file is for the back portion (file "b").

Free project instructions to create elegant lace envelopes.
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 create elegant lace envelopes.
Freestanding lace is seen from both sides, so wind a bobbin with the same thread that you're using in the needle.

Free project instructions to create elegant lace envelopes.
Hoop the stabilizer firmly. Make sure it is nice and tight with no wrinkles.

Free project instructions to create elegant lace envelopes.
Use 40 weight rayon or polyester thread. You can also use 30 weight cotton or metallic thread for most freestanding lace designs.

Embroider the front portion. Cut the excess stabilizer away.

Then, repeat these steps to embroider the back portion. Cut the excess stabilizer away.

The stabilizer's packaging should give instructions for removing the excess. For Vilene, soak the lace pieces for a few moments.

Free project instructions to create elegant lace envelopes.
Air dry, then press using a pressing cloth.

Free project instructions to create elegant lace envelopes.
To assemble the envelope, lay the back portion flat with the right side facing up.

Place the front portion on top, also right side facing up.

Align the bottom corners of the front and back pieces together, and pin in place.

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Using the same thread you used to embroider the lace, zigzag stitch along the side and bottom edges of the front piece.

Free project instructions to create fashionable lace headbands.
Insert a card, photo, or invitation inside!

Free project instructions to create fashionable lace headbands.
Two versions are available -- one horizontal and one vertical -- to fit your invitation or card.

Great for weddings, bridal and baby showers, gifts, and more!

Elegant Lace Envelopes



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Products used in this Project:

Elegant Envelope - Vertical (Lace) $6.99 - $7.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

5.64" x 7.79" | 4.68" x 6.87"

Elegant Envelope - Horizontal (Lace) $6.99 - $7.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

7.77" x 5.78" | 6.87" x 4.68"