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3D Freestanding Lace House

Free project instructions to create a 3D lace house.

Free project instructions to create a 3D freestanding lace house.


Stunning freestanding lace comes together to create this sweet 3D house. Follow these project instructions to see how to stitch and assemble the lace house, then display it in your home!

Project Needs & Notes:

- Water-soluble stabilizer (like Vilene or
  Sulky Ultra Solvy)
-
Fabric glue or a needle and thread
  for hand sewing

The designs featured in this tutorial is:
- X13129, 3D House (Lace)


Finished Sizes:
Large: 3 3/4" tall x 4 1/4" wide x 3 3/4" deep
Small: 2 1/2" tall x 3" wide x 2 1/2" deep
Free video with instructions on how to embroider freestanding lace.
 

The video tutorial demonstrates how to embroider lace. Instructions for creating the 3D lace house are below.


Free project instructions to create a 3D freestanding lace house.

Freestanding lace designs have been specially digitized for water-soluble stabilizer.

After the stabilizer is removed, beautiful lace remains behind. When you download the design, you will find a total of 4 files.

These are the front, back, side, and roof of the house (labeled a,b,c,d).


Free project instructions to create a 3D freestanding lace house.

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 3D freestanding lace house.

Freestanding lace is seen from both sides, so wind a bobbin with the same thread that you're using in the needle.

In this design, the front, back, and sides of the house all have two color lace.

Follow the color change sheet and wind the bobbin for the first color.


Free project instructions to create a 3D freestanding lace house.

Hoop the stabilizer firmly.

Make sure it is nice and tight with no wrinkles.

Free project instructions to create a 3D freestanding lace house.

Load the first file (a) onto your machine.

Use 40 weight rayon or polyester thread. You can also use 30 weight cotton or metallic thread for most freestanding lace designs.

Embroider the design.

Free project instructions to create a 3D freestanding lace house.

For the two color lace pieces, wind a second bobbin to match the thread you're using for the windows.

Follow the color change sheet, and stop the machine after the main color of the house is finished sewing.

Place the second bobbin in the machine and continue embroidering.


Free project instructions to create a 3D freestanding lace house.

After embroidering, trim away the excess stabilizer.

Free project instructions to create a 3D freestanding lace house.

The stabilizer's packaging should give instructions for removing any excess.

For Vilene, soak the lace pieces for a few moments.

Free project instructions to create a 3D freestanding lace house.

Allow the lace to air dry, then press with a pressing cloth on top.

Free project instructions to create a 3D freestanding lace house.

Repeat the steps above to embroider the other lace pieces.

You will need to embroider two of the side pieces (labeled with the letter "c") and two of the roof pieces (labeled with the letter "d") to make a complete house.

Free project instructions to create a 3D freestanding lace house.

With the same thread used to embroider the main section of the house, zigzag stitch one side piece to both the left and right edges of the front piece (the section with the door).

Make sure the right sides of the lace are all facing the same direction and that the scalloped detail is all lined up at the top of the pieces.

Free project instructions to create a 3D freestanding lace house.

Next, zigzag stitch the remaining back piece to one of the sides.

Free project instructions to create a 3D freestanding lace house.

Crease the corners lightly, and bend the four walls into a 3D square house.

Either glue or hand sew the final corner together, so that it can stand on its own. If using glue wait for it to dry completely before continuing.

Free project instructions to create a 3D freestanding lace house.

Using the same thread from the roof embroidery, zigzag stitch the top edges of the two roof pieces together.

Free project instructions to create a 3D freestanding lace house.

Lightly crease the top bend of the roof, and glue or hand sew half of the roof onto the house. If using glue, wait for it to dry.

Free project instructions to create a 3D freestanding lace house.

Then attach the other half of the roof.

Free project instructions to create a 3D freestanding lace house.

Place this lace house over a battery-operated tea light to create sweet and delicate decor for your home.

3D Freestanding Lace House



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Products used in this Project:

House in 3D (Lace) $6.99 - $7.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.87" x 3.87" | 2.53" x 2.53"