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Lace & Organza Wings Ornament

Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.

Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.


Sheer organza and stunning freestanding lace combine to create a pair of wings perfect for hanging on  your Christmas tree! Follow the steps in this project tutorial to see how it's created.
 


Project Needs & Notes:


- 1/4 yard organza
- Water-soluble stabilizer (like Vilene or Sulky Ultra Solvy)
- Temporary spray adhesive (such as Gunold's KK100)
- Hand sewing needle or glue
- 1/8" ribbon
- Tapestry needle

The design featured in this tutorial include:
X13574, Organza Wings (Lace)


Special Notes:
For sturdier wings, starch the lace organza pieces before assembling.

Final Size:
6" x 3 1/2"

Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.

When you download the lace ornament cover design, you will find a total of six files. One of the files is embroidery file and the other two are dieline files marked with the letters DL.

Dielines are used to cut the fabric to the right shape and size. Open the dieline files with an embroidery software, and print them.

If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is a free program to use.

Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.

Spray the backside of the front dieline printout with temporary adhesive and smooth it on top of the fabric.

Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.

Cut out the shape and repeat to make the back dieline piece.

After cutting, make sure to fold up one corner of the paper dieline to make it easier to remove later.


Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.

Lace organza designs have been specially digitized for water-soluble stabilizer. After the stabilizer is removed, beautiful lace and organza remains.


Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.

There are a couple of different kinds of water-soluble stabilizer.

One is clear and plastic, and that brand is Sulky Ultra Solvy. The other is soft and fibrous, called Vilene. Both will work very well. Vilene is used in this demonstration.

Use a size 11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle. A sharp sewing needle has a smaller, finer point than an embroidery needle. That means it will make smaller holes in the stabilizer.

Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.

Lace organza is seen from both sides, so wind a bobbin with the same thread that you're using in the needle.

Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.

Hoop the stabilizer firmly. Make sure it is nice and tight with no wrinkles.

Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.

Load the embroidery file marked with an "a" onto the machine (not the dieline), and embroider the design.

The first thing to embroider will be a dieline, or outline stitch. This marks the area on the stabilizer where we'll place the middle front fabric piece
.

Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.

Spray the back of the front piece with temporary adhesive. Remove the hoop from the machine, but do not unhoop the stabilizer. Place the fabric piece right inside the sewn dieline.

Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.

Reattach the hoop to the machine and continue with the design.

A tack down will sew next. This binds the middle front fabric piece in place for the remainder of the design.

Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.

Look at the color change sheet, and stop the machine before sewing "back piece tack down."

Remove the hoop from the machine, but do not unhoop the stabilizer.

Spray the backside of the back dieline with temporary adhesive, and place it on the back of the embroidery.

Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.

Place the hoop back on the machine, and embroider the back piece tackdown.

Next, all of the inner elements will sew followed by the satin edges and lace borders.

Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.

After embroidering, cut the excess stabilizer away.

Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.

The stabilizer's packaging should give instructions for removing the excess.

For Vilene, soak the organza pieces for a few moments.

Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.

Let the piece air dry, then press using a pressing cloth.

Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.

Repeat the previous steps to prepare and embroider the other half of the wings (labeled with a "b").

Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.

To assemble the wings, match the two wing pieces up with the wrong sides together.

Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.

Sew them together along the straight edge using a hand sewing needle.

Free project instructions to create a lace & organza wings ornament.

Cut a 7" length of ribbon and make it into a loop to create the ornament hanger.

Then hand sew the two ends of the loop to the backside of the wings right where the two pieces meet.

Lace and Organza Wings



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