Please read the General Guidelines on Embroidering our FSL designs first.
Some points to remember from the General Guidelines:
Use Vilene water soluble stabilizer;
Use the same thread for the upper and bobbin to get two-sided embroidery.
DO NOT embroider several designs in one hoop.
Free-standing lace ornaments can be embroidered both using Rayon and Polyester thread, depending on your preference. For the best results you should use the same thread for the upper thread and bobbin thread. These are the instructions for our
3D Christmas Ornament Set.
Step One: Hoop 2 layers of water soluble stabilizer. We recommend fabric-like stabilizers, such as Vilene, which dissolves in warm water very quickly. Film-like water soluble stabilizers, such as Solvy and Madeira's Avalon, are not suitable for the purpose. You can purchase it at https://www.pgsspecialties.com/html/stabilizer.html or in other stores.
Embroider each pattern twice. DO NOT embroider more than one design in a hoop at at time. Water-soluble stabilizers stretch and if you hoop it incorrectly, or embroider more than one pattern in the hoop, you can easily ruin all your work.
Step Two: Rinse the stabilizer and leave the patterns to air dry. Press with steam.
For the next step you will need thin metallic cord.
Step Three: Take a piece of cord about 6" long and fold into a loop. Place the loop between two parts of the design, along a straight imaginary line through the middle and stitch along this line with straight stitch. You will stitch the parts together and attach the loop.
Step Four: Now fold each part along the stitched line, so that the sides of each part meet. Press with steam and set free. The parts will unfold slightly and you'll get a 3D ornament.
Lace Ornament Set II
Lace Ornament Set I
Nativity Ornament Set
Nativity Ornament Set II