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Layered Lace

Free project instructions to embroider layered lace.

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

Free project instructions to embroider layered lace.


Add petals to flowers, wings to butterflies, and more with layered lace embroidery designs. They're a beautiful way to bring your embroidery to life!
 
Project Needs & Notes:

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Water soluble stabilizer
  (like Vilene or Sulky Ultra Solvy)
- Layered lace embroidery design

The design used in this tutorial is X2910, Butterfly II.



 
Free video with instructions on how to embroider freestanding lace.

The video tutorial demonstrates how to embroider freestanding lace. Instructions for assembling the
layered lace designs are below.


Free project instructions to embroider layered lace.
Layered lace designs have two or three pieces.

Each piece is digitized for water-soluble stabilizer.
When the water-soluble stabilizer is removed, beautiful lace remains behind.

Free project instructions to embroider layered 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 to embroider layered lace.

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 embroider layered lace.

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 layered lace.

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

Free project instructions to embroider layered lace.
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 layered lace.

Embroider the design.

Free project instructions to embroider layered lace.

After embroidering each piece, cut the excess stabilizer away.

Free project instructions to embroider layered lace.

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 layered lace.

Blot the excess water away with a paper towel.

Free project instructions to embroider layered lace.
While the embroidered pieces are still damp, mold to form the shape. In this example, we're forming the butterfly's wings.

Free project instructions to embroider layered lace.
After the embroider is completely dry, layer the pieces together.

Stitch together with a few hand stitches.

Free project instructions to embroider layered lace.
Gain a lifelike look with your embroidery by stitching layered lace designs!

The layers of lace in this design make these butterfly wings look like they're fluttering away.

Free project instructions to embroider layered lace.
In this example, a button was used for the flower center. This adds even more of a three-dimensional feel to the freestanding lace.

Layered Lace



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Products used in this Project:

A Layered Flowers (Lace) Design Pack $10.96

Available in 1 Size:

2.78" x 2.79"