Free Standing Lace - Tutorial - Beautiful Nautical Details!

Free Standing Lace - Tutorial - Beautiful Nautical Details!

Summer is here and we were inspired by the season to make some beautiful Free Standing Lace Nautical Embroidery Patterns. This week for our new release we came up with a Free-Standing Lace Anchor, Sailboat and Lighthouse. All three embroidery designs are designed with beautiful nautical details and swirls.

Free-Standing Lace is so versatile. These nautical designs are no exception. You can use them for embellishments to gift wrapped packages, as ornaments, and even as a sweet mobile (like the sample above) to put in a new-born's room or your sun room.

Each pattern comes in two sizes and in multiple formats for different machines. We test out each pattern several times to be sure that they are stitch out perfectly. We hope that you enjoy this weeks tutorial and video.

Here Are The Items That You Will Need
(Video is Also Available at End of Article)...

  • Two shish kabob skewers
  • Twine or light-weight rope
  • Beads
  • TSE Nautical Embroidery patterns, Sailboat and Anchor
  • Wash N Gone stabilizer
  • White & Cream embroidery thread, bobbins that match
  • Wooden Beads


First we started by hooping our stabilizer. We double layered the stabilizer and then secured hoops together. We then set our patterns to go and off we went. In this case, we made 4 small anchors and one large sail boat.

hoop your design - Tattered Stitch Embroideries


Once you have embroidered out all patterns, you will need to cut away remaining stabilizer. Be sure to keep the excess stabilizer as you can resew the pieces back together using water soluble thread for later use.

cut away stabilizer - Tattered Stitch Embroideries


Next, one at a time, dip the lace designs into a bowl of water and remove excess stabilizer. Lay flat to dry.

dip design in water to remove soluble stabilizer - Tattered Stitch Embroideries


For the mobile, we started by wrapping the center of the sticks. We wrapped so that we got a good crisscross going in the center. We then wrapped each off-chute of the sticks in the twine. Once the anchors and sailboat were dry we determined the length of twine we needed to hang them with. We added beads, tied off the ornaments and then tied to the sticks. It was a fast and easy project, and fun to do!

creating the nautical mobile - Tattered Stitch Embroideries

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Dec 24th 2017 Nicole L.

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