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Freestanding Lace Envelope Sleeve

Free project instructions to create a 3D freestanding lace evelope.

Free project instructions to create a Freestanding Lace Envelope Sleeve.


Display your wedding invitation, Christmas card, or a special photograph with this stunning freestanding lace envelope. Perfect as a decoration for any special event!

Project Needs & Notes:

- Water-soluble stabilizer
- Thin decorative ribbon

The design featured in this tutorial is:
- X13369, Envelope Sleeve (Lace)


Finished Sizes:

Large: 4 1/4" x 6 1/2"
Small: 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
Free video with instructions on how to embroider freestanding lace.
 

The video tutorial demonstrates how to embroider freestanding lace. Instructions specific
to the lace envelope sleeve are below.


Free project instructions to create a Freestanding Lace Envelope Sleeve.

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 two files. The file labeled with an "a" is the back of the envelope, and the file labeled with a "b" is the flap.


Free project instructions to create a Freestanding Lace Envelope Sleeve.

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 create a Freestanding Lace Envelope Sleeve.

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 create a Freestanding Lace Envelope Sleeve.

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

Free project instructions to create a Freestanding Lace Envelope Sleeve.

Load the first file (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 create a Freestanding Lace Envelope Sleeve.

After embroidering, trim away the excess stabilizer.

Free project instructions to create a Freestanding Lace Envelope Sleeve.

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 create a Freestanding Lace Envelope Sleeve.

Allow the lace to air dry, then press with a pressing cloth on top.

Free project instructions to create a Freestanding Lace Envelope Sleeve.

Repeat the steps above to embroider file "b" twice to make two identical lace flaps.


Free project instructions to create a Freestanding Lace Envelope Sleeve.

Lay the back of the envelope (piece "a") on the table with the right side of the lace facing up.

Then lay one the flaps (piece "b") next to it with the wrong side of the lace facing up. Match up the edges.

Free project instructions to create a Freestanding Lace Envelope Sleeve.

Using the same thread as used in the embroidery and a matching bobbin, zigzag stitch the two pieces together side by side.

Free project instructions to create a Freestanding Lace Envelope Sleeve.

Repeat to add the other flap, making sure the wrong side of the lace is facing the same direction as the other flap.


Free project instructions to create a Freestanding Lace Envelope Sleeve.

Fold the flaps in and over the back pieces so that they slightly overlap.

Now all the right sides of the lace pieces should be facing up.


Free project instructions to create a Freestanding Lace Envelope Sleeve.

Cut a 7-9" piece of ribbon, thread it through the ribbon hole in the lace, and tie a bow.


Free project instructions to create a Freestanding Lace Envelope Sleeve.

Add beautiful stationary or wedding invitations to create an elegant touch to any occasion.

Perfect for weddings, bridal and baby showers, and more!


Freestanding Lace Envelope Sleeve



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Products used in this Project:

Envelope Sleeve (Lace) $5.99 - $7.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

4.71" x 6.90" | 2.67" x 3.90"