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Wedding Handkerchief

Created By:

Milinda Stephenson of Milinda Sews

Skill Level: Intermediate

Just in time for wedding season, Janome Artisan Milinda Stephenson has created this lovely lace handkerchief corner. In one hooping, you can attach the lace to an 11 1/2" square of cotton or linen and then finish the project using the rolled hem on your serger or by attaching heirloom lace using a small zig-zag stitch on your sewing machine. 

Janome Supplies Required
  • 11 1/2" square of cotton or linen for the handkerchief (Note: You may finish the edges before the embroidery or attach the lace edging to the handkerchief after.)
  • Cotton or embroidery thread, being certain the top and bottom threads are the same
  • Wash away stabilizer (Milinda used two layers of Pellon sol-u-film.)
  • Embroidery download (click here)
  • Fabric marker
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Cellophane tape
Instructions

Step 1: Prepare for Embroidery

  • Hoop the two layers of lightweight, wash-away stabilizer
  • Attach the hoop to the machine
  • Sew color 1 - placement line for the handkerchief
  • Mark a 6" line across a corner of the handkerchief
  • Place the handkerchief over the placement line, being certain that the line you drew is even with the sewn placement line. Tape above the line.

Step 2: Cut Away Excess

  • Sew color 2 - cutting line for excess fabric
  • Using applique or small embroidery scissors, cut carefully along the line. Do not remove it from the hoop.

Step 3: Embroider Lace

  • Choose color 3 - net fill. Press start.
  • Choose color 4 - satin outline. Press start.
  • Choose color 5 - embroidery on net. Press start.
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