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3D Lace Dragon

Free project instructions on how to embroider a 3D Lace Dragon. Free project instructions to embroider a towel border with an animal design.

Free project instructions on how to embroider a 3D Lace Dragon.


A ferocious 3D lace dragon is a majestic addition to any decor. Hang the fierce beast from windows, on a mobile, or even from your Christmas tree. The wings are added separately, giving this dragon its unique, three-dimensional look.
 

Project Needs & Notes

- Water soluble stabilizer
  (like Vilene or Sulky Ultra Solvy)
- Craft string or 1/8" wide ribbon (for hanger)
- Fabric glue


Designs used in this tutorial include
X12471, 3D Lace Dragon.

Free video with instructions on how to embroider freestanding lace.

The video tutorial demonstrates how to embroider freestanding lace. Instructions for assembling the
3D lace designs are below.


Free project instructions on how to embroider a 3D Lace Dragon.

Freestanding lace designs have been specially digitized for water-soluble stabilizer. After the stabilizer is removed, beautiful lace remains behind.

When you download the 3D lace designs, you will find
three files. One is the dragon's body and the other two files are the dragon's wings.

Free project instructions to embroider a 3D Lace Ballerina.

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 on how to embroider a 3D Lace Dragon.

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

Free project instructions on how to embroider a 3D Lace Dragon.
Hoop the stabilizer firmly. Make sure it is nice and tight with no wrinkles.

Free project instructions on how to embroider a 3D Lace Dragon.
Use 40 weight rayon or polyester thread. You can also use 30 weight cotton or metallic thread for most freestanding lace designs. Embroider the dragon's body.

Free project instructions on how to embroider a 3D Lace Dragon.
After embroidering, cut the excess stabilizer away.

Free project instructions on how to embroider a 3D Lace Dragon.
The stabilizer's packaging should give instructions for removing the excess. For Vilene, soak the lace pieces for a few moments.

Free project instructions on how to embroider a 3D Lace Dragon.
Air dry, then press using a pressing cloth.

Free project instructions on how to embroider a 3D Lace Dragon.
To assemble the dragon, lay the body piece flat with the head facing to the right.

Add fabric glue to the bottom flat edge of the wing and press it in place on the back at the base of the neck as shown.

Allow the glue to dry.

Free project instructions on how to embroider a 3D Lace Dragon.

Flip the dragon over to the opposite side and add the second wing just as you did the first (align the wings together).

Free project instructions on how to embroider a 3D Lace Dragon.

To create the hanger, thread craft string (or 1/8" wide ribbon) through the loops along the back of the dragon and tie the ribbon into a knot.

Free project instructions on how to embroider a 3D Lace Dragon.

This majestic dragon is a terrific addition to any garden, home decor, or Christmas tree!

The three-dimensional wings give it a stunning, almost life-like appearance.

Products used in this Project:

Ragin' Dragon in 3D (Lace) $5.99 - $6.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

5.03" x 3.41" | 3.88" x 2.63"