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Battenburg Lace Ornaments

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

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace ornaments.


Battenburg lace is light, lovely, and perfect for creating elegant Christmas ornaments. Give them as gifts in holiday cards and stockings, or hang on your own tree for a sophisticated look. Learn how to make these machine embroidery ornaments by following our step-by-step instructions.
 


Project Needs & Notes


- Water-soluble stabilizer
  (Vilene or Sulky Ultra Solvy)
- 30-35 weight cotton thread
- Size 11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle
- 1/4" wide ribbon (for hanging)
- Tapestry needle


For this tutorial I used the small size of the Trumpeting Angel (Battenburg Lace).

Find more Battenburg lace ornaments here:
- A Holy Night Ornaments (Battenburg Lace) Design Pack
- A Lights of Chanukah (Battenburg Lace) Design Pack.

This project was featured in the following:
Trim the Tree Lookbook

 

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

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


Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace ornaments.

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 ornaments.

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 battenburg lace ornaments.
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 ornaments.
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.
Vilene is used in this demonstration.

Hoop a piece of water-soluble
stabilizer.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace ornaments.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace ornaments.
Trim the excess stabilizer away. Then, soak the pieces in water to remove the remaining stabilizer.

Check your stabilizer's package instructions to see how long to soak the stabilizer. For
Vilene, the stabilizer is dissolved in a few moments.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace ornaments.
Blot, and allow to air-dry. When the piece is completely dry, press with an iron. Use a pressing cloth to prevent scorching.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace ornaments.
To add a ribbon for hanging, cut a piece of 1/4" wide ribbon that is 12" long.

Thread the ribbon through a tapestry needle. Sew the ribbon through the center top of the ornament, just under the outer border.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace ornaments.
To finish, tie the ends of the ribbon together to form a hanger for your ornament.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace ornaments.
Battenburg lace ornaments are a graceful addition to holiday decor, and are made entirely in the hoop. Hang from windows, wreaths, and trees.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace ornaments.
Battenburg lace ornaments come in a variety of styles and sizes. This ornament features a circle of lace with a star hanging from the top of the lace circle; other shapes include crosses, crowns, and more.


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