Embroidery Library

Freestanding Lace Insets

Free project instructions on how to embroider lace insets for v-necks.

Free project instructions on how to embroider lace insets for v-necks.


Add a hint of charm and class to your wardrobe with lace insets for your shirts. A wedge of gorgeous freestanding lace fits perfect in the V of a shirt and is the perfect way to update your apparel.
 
Project Needs & Notes

- Water soluble stabilizer
  (like Vilene or Sulky Ultra Solvy)
- V-neck shirt
- Needle and thread for hand-sewing

Designs used in this project include:
- X3261, Lace Insets
- X3868, Lace Insets II - Lg
- X3869, Lace Insets II - Sm


This project was featured in the following:
Christmas Gift Guide Lookbook

Free video with instructions on how to embroider freestanding lace insets and outsets.


Free project instructions on how to embroider lace insets for v-necks.

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

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There are a two 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 tutorial.

Use a size 11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle when embroidering lace. 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 on how to embroider battenburg lace designs.

If stitching our Battenburg lace insets and outsets, 30-35 weight cotton thread is necessary. This thread brings a classic, hearty, and traditional look to the lace pieces, and it's what our Battenburg lace designs are digitized for.

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 lace insets for v-necks.

For a tone-on-tone effect, match the thread for the lace inset to the color of the shirt. Or, create a pop of color with a contrasting hue.

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 on how to embroider lace insets for v-necks.
Hoop the stabilizer firmly. Make sure it is nice and tight with no wrinkles.

Free project instructions on how to embroider lace insets for v-necks.
Embroider the design.

You can use 40 weight rayon or polyester thread. 30 weight cotton or metallic thread can also be used.

Free project instructions on how to embroider lace insets for v-necks.
After embroidering, cut the excess stabilizer away.

Free project instructions on how to embroider lace insets for v-necks.
The stabilizer's packaging should give instructions for removing the excess. For Vilene, soak the lace pieces for a few moments.

Free project instructions on how to embroider lace insets for v-necks.
Air dry, then press using a pressing cloth.

Free project instructions on how to embroider lace insets for v-necks.
When the lace is dry, place it on the outside of the shirt, aligning it with the bottom of the V.

Free project instructions on how to embroider lace insets for v-necks.
With needle and thread, start the needle through the inside of the shirt, stitching through the bottom corner of the lace. Stitch around the lace and back through the shirt. Repeat this with 1/8" stitches all the way along the V.

Free project instructions on how to embroider lace insets for v-necks.
Embroidery Library also offers larger Battenburg insets that fit over the "v" of the shirt. Align the "v" of the lace over the "v" of the shirt and hand stitch in place.

Free project instructions on how to embroider lace insets for v-necks.
Stitch to transform ordinary T-shirts into haute couture! The hint of lace peeking over the edge is a beautiful addition to any wardrobe.

Freestanding Lace Insets



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Products used in this Project:

A Insets (Lace) Design Pack $8.97

Available in 1 Size:

2.91" x 3.89"

Roses Inset (Battenburg Lace) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.98" x 2.93" | 3.86" x 2.28"

Lilies Inset (Battenburg Lace) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

5.02" x 3.07" | 3.86" x 2.36"