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Layered Lace Poinsettia

Free project instructions to create a layered lace poinsettia.

Free project instructions to create a layered lace poinsettia.


This layered lace poinsettia is a gorgeous addition to any holiday decor! Use to adorn a gift, dress up an outfit, worn in your hair, or as a sparkling addition to a table setting.

 

Project Needs & Notes:


- Water-soluble stabilizer (like Vilene or Sulky Ultra Solvy)
- 30-35 weight cotton thread
- Size 11 or 75/11 sharp sewing needle
- Button (1 1/4" button for the large flower; 3/4" button for the small flower)
- Fabric glue or hot glue and glue gun
- Small beads or decorative button (for the flower center)
- Needle and thread for some hand sewing

The design used in this tutorial include:
Poinsettia (Layered Battenburg Lace)


Finished Size:
The finished size of the poinsettias will vary a little based off assembly. Here are the dimensions for the poinsettias used in this tutorial:

Large poinsettia: approx. 8" x 8"
Small poinsettia: approx. 6" x 6"

Special Notes:

Battenburg lace is digitized for 30-35 weight cotton thread. In this example 40 weight rayon thread was used in the second color (top color) to add extra shine to the flower. The second color (light red) can be sewn using 30-35 weight cotton thread or 40 weight rayon thread. The first color (dark red), however, must always be sewn using 30-35 weight cotton thread.

Free project instructions to create a layered lace poinsettia.
Battenburg lace designs are embroidered onto water-soluble stabilizer. When the stabilizer is soaked away, beautiful lace remains behind.

When you download a lace poinsettia, you'll find two files.

Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace designs.

Battenburg lace is digitized for  30-35 weight cotton thread. This thread brings a classic, hearty, and traditional look to the lace pieces.

30-35 weight cotton thread is found under different names, such as mercerized cotton or
all-purpose cotton.

Free project instructions to create a layered lace poinsettia.
Because freestanding lace is seen from both sides, the same thread should be used in the top and the bottom.

Wind a bobbin with the cotton thread used in the needle.

Free project instructions on how to embroider layered battenburg lace flowers.


Free project instructions on how to embroider battenburg lace ornaments.

Free project instructions to create a layered lace poinsettia.
Attach the hoop to the machine and embroider the design.

Free project instructions to create a layered lace poinsettia.
The Battenburg lace poinsettia uses two colors of thread. Change the bobbin thread for the second color, too.

Continue with the design.

Free project instructions to create a layered lace poinsettia.
After embroidering, cut the excess stabilizer away.

Free project instructions to create a layered lace poinsettia.
The stabilizer's packaging should give instructions for removing the excess. For Vilene, soak the lace pieces for a few moments.

Free project instructions to create a layered lace poinsettia.
Blot the lace with paper towels.

While it's still wet, mold the petal into a graceful shape, lifelike shape.

Allow the lace to air dry completely.

Free project instructions to create a layered lace poinsettia.
Or, if you prefer, allow the lace to air dry and then press with an iron using a pressing cloth.

Free project instructions to create a layered lace poinsettia.
Embroider a total of 5 of the larger petals and 5 of the smaller petals.

Once
all the lace pieces are ready, assemble the flower. Starting with the larger petals, add a drop of fabric glue or hot glue to the end of the petal on the backside of the lace. Press the end of the petal onto the edge of the button.

Free project instructions to create a layered lace poinsettia.
Add the petals, one by one, around the button.

Free project instructions to create a layered lace poinsettia.
Next, add a drop of glue to the ends of backsides of the small petals.

Press them in place on top of the large petals in the center of the flower as shown.

Free project instructions to create a layered lace poinsettia.
Add small beads or a button to create the center of the flower. Glue in place or use needle and thread to sew in place.

Free project instructions to create a layered lace poinsettia.
Add a leafy accent to your poinsettia by embroidering a couple of the large petals in green colors!

After embroidering, simply glue them to the back of the flower.

Free project instructions to create a layered lace poinsettia.
This lace poinsettia is a gorgeous decoration for holiday gifts, on table settings, as ornaments on the tree, and more!

Layered Lace Poinsettia



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