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Embroidering Miniature Lace

Free project instructions to embroider miniature lace.

Free project instructions to embroider miniature lace.


Beautiful freestanding lace brings your embroidery to life! These adorable miniature versions are a gorgeous way to share your love for lace -- find out how to stitch these designs, plus tips on stabilizer, needle choice, and more in this tutorial.
 

Project Needs & Notes:

- Heavy-weight water-soluble stabilizer
  (Sulky Ultra Solvy or Vilene)

Designs featured in this tutorial are from X13114, Vintage Charms (Lace) Design Pack - Sm.
Free video with instructions on how to embroider freestanding lace.
 

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


Free project instructions to embroider miniature lace.

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

Free project instructions to embroider miniature lace.

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. Sulky Ultra Solvy 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 embroider miniature lace.

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 embroider miniature lace.

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

Free project instructions to embroider miniature lace.

Load the file onto your machine.

In this tutorial, we are using 40 weight rayon thread. You can also use 30 weight cotton or 40 weight polyester thread for most freestanding lace designs.

Embroider the design.

Free project instructions to embroider miniature lace.

After embroidering, cut the excess stabilizer away.

Free project instructions to embroider miniature lace.

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 embroider miniature lace.

Air dry, then press using a pressing cloth.

Free project instructions to embroider miniature lace.

The size of miniature lace makes them great additions to a charm bracelet or necklace.

To create your own, embroider additional lace charms using the steps above.

Free project instructions to embroider miniature lace.

Cut a piece of chain to the length needed for the bracelet or necklace.

In this example, a charm bracelet is created. To find this, measure the circumference of your wrist and add 1/2".

Free project instructions to embroider miniature lace.

Lay out the charms alongside the cut piece of chain, making sure they are evenly spaced.


Free project instructions to embroider miniature lace.

Use jump rings to connect the lace charms to the bracelet chain.


Free project instructions to embroider miniature lace.

Finally, add clasps to the ends.

Free project instructions to embroider miniature lace.

These miniature lace designs are perfect for creating your own crafty charm bracelet.

Free project instructions to embroider miniature lace.

You can use this same technique to create a necklace, too, like this fun Halloween version.

Free project instructions to embroider miniature lace.

Or even a pair of earrings! See how it's done in our Freestanding Lace Earrings project tutorial.

Free project instructions to embroider miniature lace.

Or, attach the lace designs to a keychain to bring a bit of embroidery wherever you go!

The charms are also fabulous for decorating a miniature Christmas tree, using as earrings, or adorning a dream catcher, too.

Embroidering Miniature Lace



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Products used in this Project:

Celtic Swirl (Miniature Lace) $1.00

Available in 1 Size:

1.55" x 1.77"

Celtic Diamond (Miniature Lace) $1.00

Available in 1 Size:

1.52" x 1.77"

Celtic Shamrock (Miniature Lace) $1.00

Available in 1 Size:

1.67" x 1.76"

Fleur de Lis (Miniature Lace) $1.00

Available in 1 Size:

1.19" x 1.48"

Heart (Miniature Lace) $1.00

Available in 1 Size:

1.26" x 1.49"

Flower (Miniature Lace) $1.00

Available in 1 Size:

1.19" x 1.50"

Elegance (Miniature Lace) $1.49 - $1.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

1.18" x 2.54" | 0.95" x 2.03"

Fancy (Miniature Lace) $1.49 - $1.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

1.54" x 2.54" | 1.23" x 2.03"

Grace (Miniature Lace) $1.49 - $1.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

1.44" x 2.53" | 1.16" x 2.03"