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Freestanding Lace Wings

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Wings.

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Wings.


Stitch a sweet pair of freestanding lace wings to give your holidays an elegant look. Hang the pair on your tree, or use them to adorn a gift!


Project Needs & Notes:
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Water-soluble stabilizer (like Vilene or Sulky Ultra Solvy)
- Needle and thread for hand sewing or hot glue
- Ribbon

Designs featured in this tutorial include:
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X13020, Angel Wings (Lace)


Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Wings.

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

When you download the design, you will find a total of 2 files. These are the left and right wings (labeled a and b).

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Wings.

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.

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 make Freestanding Lace Wings.

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 make Freestanding Lace Wings.

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

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Wings.

Load the first wing (piece a) onto your machine.

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

Embroider the design.

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Wings.

After embroidering, cut the excess stabilizer away.

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Wings.

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 make Freestanding Lace Wings.

Air dry, then press using a pressing cloth.

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Wings.

Embroider, soak, dry, and press the second wing (piece b).

When both pieces are ready, it's time to assemble the wings.

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Wings.

Line up the inner edges of the wings, right sides facing up.

Hand-sew or hot glue your wings together from the top of where they meet to about 1/2" down from where you started.

You can also sew the pieces together with a zigzag stitch on your sewing machine.

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Wings.

Cut a 4" ribbon and make it into a loop.

Hand stitch or glue the looped ribbon to the back of where you connected the wings together.

Free project instructions to make Freestanding Lace Wings.

Finally, stitch or glue on beautiful bows to make your wings into a wonderful addition to your holiday decorating. Great on trees, gifts, and more!

Freestanding Lace Wings



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Products used in this Project:

Angel Wings (Lace) $5.99 - $7.99

Available in 3 Sizes:

4.87" x 6.47" | 4.16" x 5.51" | 2.95" x 3.90"