Lace can be a difficult fabric to sew. It can be used along with the right complementary materials.
Lace can be stiff and difficult to work with before it has been washed. To make it easier to sew lace fabric, wash gently by hand and then lay the fabric flat to dry. Use a gentle fabric detergent and lukewarm water to wash lace by hand in a clean sink or bucket. Avoid wringing out the lace, squeeze it gently to get the excess water out.
The lace fabric need not to be ironed. However if there are wrinkles put iron on the lowest setting and iron the fabric in sections until all the wrinkles are removed. Lace fabric placed over a towel or cloth to protect it while ironing.