Embroidery Library

Freestanding Lace Bunting

Free project instructions to embroider a freestanding lace bunting. Free project instructions to embroider a towel border with an animal design.

Free project instructions to embroider a freestanding lace bunting.


Share your heartfelt feelings of love and affection with this sweet bunting! It's made up of stunning freestanding lace letters, and is a beautiful addition to home decor.
 
Project Needs & Notes:

- Heavyweight water-soluble stabilizer
  (like Vilene or Sulky Ultra Solvy)
-
1/4" - 3/8" wide ribbon (for hanger)

Designs used in this tutorial are from the A Bunting (Lace) Alphabet Design Pack.
Free video with instructions on how to embroider lace letter bunting.

Free project instructions to embroider a freestanding lace bunting.

Most embroidery designs are stitched onto fabric. But freestanding lace designs are specially digitized for water-soluble stabilizer. When that water-soluble stabilizer is removed, beautiful lace remains behind.

Free project instructions on how to embroider freestanding 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. Vilene is used in this demonstration.

Free project instructions on how to embroider freestanding lace.

Use a size 11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle when embroidering freestanding lace - not an embroidery 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 a freestanding lace bunting.

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 a freestanding lace bunting.

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

Free project instructions to embroider a freestanding lace bunting.

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

Free project instructions to embroider a freestanding lace bunting.

After embroidering, cut the excess stabilizer away.

Free project instructions to embroider a freestanding lace bunting.

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 a freestanding lace bunting.

Air dry and press. Use a pressing cloth to avoid scorching.

Free project instructions to embroider a freestanding lace bunting.

To create the hanger, thread the ribbon through the eyelet openings at the top edges of the lace pieces.

Free project instructions to embroider a freestanding lace bunting.

This sweet lace bunting is a beautiful addition to showers, weddings, anniversary parties, home decor, and more!

Find these bunting designs right here.


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

Products used in this Project:

Bunting Heart (Lace) $1.00

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.87" x 5.67" | 3.35" x 3.90"