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Valentine Heart Cutwork

The Valentine Heart Cutwork design can be embroidered both as an insert and as a freestanding ornament. Here are the instructions for both versions.

You will need fabric, water soluble mesh and embroidery threads.

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Freestanding Ornament

Step One: Hoop 2 layers of water soluble mesh. Start the machine. It will embroider the outline of the design and stop.

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Step Two: Cover the outline with a piece of fabric and start the machine. It Will embroider the same outline over the fabric and stop.

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Step Three: Take the hoop from the machine. With a pair of sharp scissors cut away the fabric in the areas shown on the picture - outside the heart and inside around the leaves and flowers.

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Step Four: Return the hoop to the machine and finish embroidering.

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Wash away the stabilizer and neatly spread on a flat surface and leave to air dry. Press.

We used the ornament to make a card:

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Cutwork Insert

Step One: Hoop the fabric with water soluble mesh. Start the machine. It will embroider the outline of the design and stop.

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Step Two: Take the hoop from the machine. With a pair of sharp scissors cut away the fabric in the areas shown on the picture - inside the heart around the leaves and flowers.

You have to options now. You can return the hoop to the machine and finish the embroidery, or you can place a piece of a different fabric over the outline and start the machine. This is what we did. It will embroider the same outline over the other fabric.

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Cut away the second fabric in the same areas.

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Step Three: Return the hoop to the machine and finish embroidering.

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Wash away the stabilizer and neatly spread on a flat surface and leave to air dry. Press.

We then used the fabric to make a gift bag:

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The lace is ready. Enjoy!

Happy Embroidering!

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