Freestanding Lace and Fabric Doilies

Freestanding Lace and Fabric Doilies

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.


Add lovely style to your home with freestanding lace doilies! A delicate fabric center creates a unique and eye-catching appeal. Great for using as coasters or displaying in your home.

Project Needs & Notes:

- 1/4 yard cotton, twill, or organza
- Water-soluble stabilizer (like Vilene or
  Sulky Ultra Solvy)
- Temporary spray adhesive (such as
  Gunold's KK100)

The designs featured in this tutorial is:
- X13096, Whimsy Fabric Doily (Lace)
Free video with instructions on how to embroider freestanding lace.
 

The video tutorial demonstrates how to embroider freestanding lace. Instructions specific to the lace doilies are below.


Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

When you download a lace doily design, you will find a total of 2 files.

One of the files is an embroidery file and the other is a dieline. The dieline file is marked with the letters DL.

Dielines are used to cut the fabric to the right shape and size.

Open the dieline file with an embroidery software, and print it.

If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is a free program to use.

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

Spray the backside of the dieline printout with temporary adhesive and smooth it on top of the fabric.

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

Cut out the shapes, and remove the paper dieline from the fabric.

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

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

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

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 a lace and fabric doily.

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 a lace and fabric doily.

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

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

Load the file onto your machine.

In this tutorial we are using cotton thread. You can also use 40 weight rayon or polyester thread for most freestanding lace designs.

Embroider the design.

Some lace and fabric doilies have two color lace. Follow the color change sheet and change both the upper thread and the bobbin thread to match the second color if needed.


Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

After the dieline sews, stop the machine, and remove the hoop, but do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

Spray the back of the fabric with temporary adhesive.

Next, place the fabric into the stitched dieline.

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

Attach the hoop back onto the machine, and continue with the design.

A tack down stitch will bind the fabric to the lace.

If the doily has inner embroidered details, those will sew next.

Then a satin border will finish the edges of the fabric center.


Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

After embroidering, cut the excess stabilizer away.

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

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 a lace and fabric doily.

Air dry, then press using a pressing cloth.

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

Used colored thread or fabric to add your personal style to these delightful and dainty doilies.

Or, stitch in traditional white for a classic look.

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

Some fabric doilies have been specially digitized to stitch with two colors of lace for a unique style. This beautiful peacock design evokes the feathers of the bird in its coloring.

Freestanding Lace and Fabric Doilies



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Freestanding Lace and Fabric Doilies

Freestanding Lace and Fabric Doilies

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.


Add lovely style to your home with freestanding lace doilies! A delicate fabric center creates a unique and eye-catching appeal. Great for using as coasters or displaying in your home.

Project Needs & Notes:

- 1/4 yard cotton, twill, or organza
- Water-soluble stabilizer (like Vilene or
  Sulky Ultra Solvy)
- Temporary spray adhesive (such as
  Gunold's KK100)

The designs featured in this tutorial is:
- X13096, Whimsy Fabric Doily (Lace)
Free video with instructions on how to embroider freestanding lace.
 

The video tutorial demonstrates how to embroider freestanding lace. Instructions specific to the lace doilies are below.


Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

When you download a lace doily design, you will find a total of 2 files.

One of the files is an embroidery file and the other is a dieline. The dieline file is marked with the letters DL.

Dielines are used to cut the fabric to the right shape and size.

Open the dieline file with an embroidery software, and print it.

If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is a free program to use.

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

Spray the backside of the dieline printout with temporary adhesive and smooth it on top of the fabric.

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

Cut out the shapes, and remove the paper dieline from the fabric.

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

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

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

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 a lace and fabric doily.

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 a lace and fabric doily.

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

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

Load the file onto your machine.

In this tutorial we are using cotton thread. You can also use 40 weight rayon or polyester thread for most freestanding lace designs.

Embroider the design.

Some lace and fabric doilies have two color lace. Follow the color change sheet and change both the upper thread and the bobbin thread to match the second color if needed.


Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

After the dieline sews, stop the machine, and remove the hoop, but do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

Spray the back of the fabric with temporary adhesive.

Next, place the fabric into the stitched dieline.

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

Attach the hoop back onto the machine, and continue with the design.

A tack down stitch will bind the fabric to the lace.

If the doily has inner embroidered details, those will sew next.

Then a satin border will finish the edges of the fabric center.


Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

After embroidering, cut the excess stabilizer away.

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

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 a lace and fabric doily.

Air dry, then press using a pressing cloth.

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

Used colored thread or fabric to add your personal style to these delightful and dainty doilies.

Or, stitch in traditional white for a classic look.

Free project instructions to create a lace and fabric doily.

Some fabric doilies have been specially digitized to stitch with two colors of lace for a unique style. This beautiful peacock design evokes the feathers of the bird in its coloring.

Freestanding Lace and Fabric Doilies

This project is featured on the Embroidery Library Pinterest page.

Pin it yourself using the "Pin It" button on this page.



Questions or comments? Let us know! Send an email to us; the address is stitch@emblibrary.com.
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