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Battenburg Lace Crowns

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Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace crowns.


Give your favorite prince or princess a crown fit for royalty with this Battenburg lace project. These lace crowns are a wonderful addition to your dress-up stash, a Halloween costume, or just an everyday extravagance. Follow our instructions to learn how to master these Battenburg lace crowns.
 

Project Needs & Notes

- Water-soluble stabilizer
  (Vilene or Sulky Ultra Solvy)
- 30-35 weight cotton thread
- Size 11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle

- 1/2" wide knit elastic or 5/8" wide ribbon
- Temporary spray adhesive

For this tutorial, I used the Crown fit for a
Queen design (Battenburg Lace).
Find the Crown fit for a King (Battenburg Lace) here.

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 crowns are below.

Sizing Notes
Each crown is available in two sizes. General size information is below; if possible, measure the person's head to find the size. Use ribbon ties or an elastic band for a perfect fit.

Finished sizes of lace crowns (when laying flat - no elastic or ribbon added):
 - King (X11632) for adult or teen, 22" head circumference. Finished size is 20 1/2" x 3 5/8"
 - King (X11633) for child or toddler, 16-18" head circumference. Finished size is 11 5/8" x 2"
 - Queen (X11634) for adult or teen, 20" head circumference. Finished size is 20 1/2" x 3 1/2"
 - Queen (X11635) for child or toddler, 16-18" head circumference. Finished size is 11 5/8" x 2"

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Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace crowns.
A Battenburg lace crown has three embroidery files.

One is the center piece, marked with the letter A. The other two are side pieces, marked with the letters B and C.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace crowns.

Use 30-35 weight cotton thread when embroidering Battenburg lace designs.

The thread is found under different names, like mercerized cotton or all-purpose cotton.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace crowns.
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 crowns.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace crowns.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace crowns.
After the design has finished, unhoop the stabilizer and cut away the excess. Trim as close to the embroidery as possible without cutting any of the stitches. 

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace crowns.
Embroider the side pieces, parts B and C.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace crowns.
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 removed after being in the water for only a few seconds.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace crowns.
Blot and air-dry until the lace is completely dry.

Press with an iron; use a pressing cloth over the lace to prevent scorching.

Place the pieces right side up and align the inner side edges of the side pieces with the side edges of the center piece.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace crowns.
Zigzag stitch the pieces together using the same 30-35 cotton thread.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace crowns.
The next step is to add the ties or elastic.

For ribbon: cut two equal pieces of ribbon that will be long enough to tie around the wearer's head.

Spray the ends of the ribbon with temporary adhesive. Press them in place at the sides of the crown. 1/2 inch of the ribbon can extend onto the lace. Use a zigzag stitch to attach.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace crowns.
Another option is to add a 1/2" wide knit elastic band.

Measure the wearer's head to determine the approximate length of the elastic. Elastic stretches, so when cutting a piece, cut it 1 inch shorter.

Spray one end of the elastic with temporary adhesive and press it in place on one end of the lace crown at the backside. Zigzag stitch it in place.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace crowns.
Spray the remaining end of the elastic with adhesive, form the crown into a loop, and press the elastic into place at the backside of the lace at the opposite end of the crown.  Zigzag stitch it in place just as you did on the other end. 

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace crowns.
Your favorite princess will love using their new freestanding lace crown for dress-up, Halloween, or to be royalty in their everyday life!

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace crowns.
Is your little one a prince, not a princess? Have no fear! The freestanding lace crown comes in a male version, too.


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


Products used in this Project:

Crown Fit for a Queen (Battenburg Lace) $5.99 - $6.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

6.88" x 3.52" | 3.91" x 2.00"

Crown Fit for a King (Battenburg Lace) $5.99 - $7.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

6.89" x 3.65" | 3.91" x 2.08"