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Freestanding Lace Bookmarks

Free project instructions to embroider freestanding lace bookmarks.

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Free project instructions to embroider freestanding lace bookmarks.


Keep track of your page while reading with a stunning embroidered lace bookmark. Intricate stitches add striking look to the design, while water-soluble stabilizer makes it surprisingly simple to master.
 
Project Needs & Notes:

- Water-soluble stabilizer
  (Vilene or Sulky Ultra Solvy)
- Freestanding lace bookmark design

The design used in this tutorial is A6960, Butterfly Bookmark. Find more freestanding lace bookmark designs here.
Free video with instructions on how to embroider freestanding lace bookmarks with ribbon.

Free project instructions to embroider freestanding lace bookmarks.
Most embroidery designs are stitched onto fabric. But freestanding lace designs are specially digitized for water-soluble stabilizer. When that water-soluble stabilizer is soaked away, beautiful lace remains behind.

Free project instructions on how to embroider freestanding lace bookmarks with ribbon.
There two brands of water-soluble stabilizer that are recommended. 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 bookmarks with ribbon.
Use a size 11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle, not an embroidery needle.

A 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 freestanding lace bookmarks.
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 on how to embroider freestanding lace bookmarks with ribbon.
Bookmarks are long and narrow, so take special care to hoop the stabilizer firmly.

If the sides are loose,
you may experience gaps in stitches, and misalignment.

Free project instructions to embroider freestanding lace bookmarks.
Use 40 weight rayon or polyester thread. You can also use 30 weight cotton or metallic thread for freestanding lace bookmarks.

Free project instructions on how to embroider freestanding lace bookmarks with ribbon.
After embroidering, cut the excess stabilizer away.

Free project instructions on how to embroider freestanding lace bookmarks with ribbon.
The stabilizer's packaging should give instructions for removing the excess.

For Vilene, soak the lace pieces for a few moments.

Free project instructions on how to embroider freestanding lace bookmarks with ribbon.
Air dry, and press.

Free project instructions to embroider freestanding lace bookmarks.
That looks great! The registration is perfect. There are no gaps or misaligned stitches.

Free project instructions on how to embroider freestanding lace bookmarks with ribbon.
Here is an example of a lace piece that failed. There are gaps between the satin stitches and fills, so when the stabilizer is removed, the lace won't hold together.

Chief causes of failed lace include:

- Bobbin tension too tight
- Loose hooping
- Too large needle used
- Wrong type of needle used
- Wrong stabilizer

Some stabilizers have a coating on them, causing them to slip in the hoop. Vilene and Sulky Ultra Solvy are brands we recommend.

Free project instructions to embroider freestanding lace bookmarks.
These lace bookmarks are a gorgeous way to mark your place while read, and make fabulous gifts, too!

Slip them in a card or a book as an extra-special surprise for friends and family.

Freestanding Lace Bookmarks



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Products used in this Project:

Rose Bookmark (Lace) $3.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.34" x 6.86" | 1.33" x 3.87"

Heart Bookmark (Lace) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.62" x 6.84" | 1.48" x 3.85"

Cross Bookmark (Lace) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.94" x 6.81" | 1.68" x 3.86"

Floral Bookmark (Lace) $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.05" x 6.85" | 1.73" x 3.85"

Love Bookmark (Lace) $3.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.99" x 6.86" | 1.62" x 3.86"

Peace Bookmark (Lace) $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.02" x 6.86" | 1.68" x 3.89"

Joy Bookmark (Lace) $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.13" x 6.85" | 1.78" x 3.87"

Friendship Knot Bookmark (Lace) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.58" x 6.81" | 1.47" x 3.86"

Celtic Cross Bookmark (Lace) $3.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.54" x 6.81" | 1.45" x 3.86"

Flower Petals Bookmark (Lace) $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.62" x 6.86" | 1.49" x 3.88"

Flower Bookmark (Lace) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.60" x 6.85" | 1.86" x 3.89"

Butterfly Bookmark (Lace) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.76" x 6.84" | 2.08" x 3.89"

Heart Bookmark (Lace) $3.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.00" x 6.85" | 1.37" x 3.85"

Rings Bookmark (Lace) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

1.85" x 6.85" | 1.32" x 3.87"

Bluebell Bookmark (Lace) $3.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.42" x 6.80" | 1.38" x 3.87"

Pansy Bookmark (Lace) $3.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.83" x 6.80" | 1.61" x 3.85"

Iris Bookmark (Lace) $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.19" x 6.80" | 1.82" x 3.85"

Sunflower Bookmark (Lace) $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.57" x 6.80" | 1.48" x 3.85"

Hibiscus Bookmark (Lace) $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.13" x 6.80" | 1.76" x 3.85"

Tiger Lily Bookmark (Lace) $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.87" x 6.80" | 1.63" x 3.85"

Rose Bookmark (Lace) $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.52" x 6.80" | 1.43" x 3.85"

Tulip Bookmark (Lace) $3.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.80" x 6.80" | 1.59" x 3.85"

Calla Lily Bookmark (Lace) $3.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.74" x 6.80" | 1.55" x 3.85"

Lilac Bookmark (Lace) $3.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.43" x 6.80" | 1.40" x 3.85"

Daisy Bookmark (Lace) $3.99 - $4.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.37" x 6.80" | 1.36" x 3.85"

Daffodil Bookmark (Lace) $3.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.49" x 6.80" | 1.42" x 3.85"

Sew Bookmark (Lace) $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.90" x 6.90" | 1.65" x 3.90"

Sewing Notions Bookmark (Lace) $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.92" x 6.90" | 1.67" x 3.90"

Sewing Supplies Bookmark (Lace) $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

2.91" x 6.90" | 1.64" x 3.88"