These are instructions on how to embroider the Fleur de Lis Cutwork Doily. The doily is split into several parts/designs. Each part is embroidered separately.
You will need fabric for the applique, water soluble mesh and embroidery threads. All parts are embroidered in the same way.
You will get 5 embroidery files. Embroider each file once.
Step One: Hoop 2 layers of water soluble mesh. Upload the first file into your machine. Start embroidering. The machine will embroider the outline of the design and stop.
Step Two: Cover the outline with a piece of fabric and start the machine. The machine will embroider the outline on the fabric and stop.
Step Three: Take the hoop from the machine. With a pair of sharp scissors cut away the fabric around the outline.
Step Four: Return the hoop to the machine and finish embroidering.
Step Five: Repeat Steps 1 through 4 for all files.
Step Six: Neatly cut away the excess stabilizer around the parts. Wash away the remaining stabilizer, neatly spread on a flat surface and leave to air dry. Press if needed.
Step Seven: Position the parts together to form the doily. Using the same threads with which you made embroidery, hand-stitch the parts together.
The finished size of the doily for the large (5" x 7") hoops is about 7 1/2" x 11".
The finished size of the doily for the mega (6" x 10") hoops is about 8" x 13".