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3D Lace & Organza Bell

Free project instructions to stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

Free project instructions to stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.


Ring in Christmastime with this 3D bell ornament! Stitch each freestanding lace panel separately, adding organza for beautiful sheer texture, then assemble hang on the tree. A very merry classic!
 


Project Needs & Notes:


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

The design featured in this tutorial is part of this weekend's Christmas Club promotion. Find out more about the Christmas Club here!

Finished Size: 3 3/4" wide, 2 1/2" tall, 3 3/4" deep

Special Notes:
In this tutorial we sewed the bell by hand, but you can also use glue to assemble this project if desired.

Free project instructions to stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

When you download the organza bell design, you will find a total of three files. One of the files is the 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 file with an embroidery software, and print it. If you do not have embroidery software, Wilcom's TrueSizer is a free program to use.

Free project instructions to stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

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

Free project instructions to stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

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 stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

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 stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

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 stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

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

Free project instructions to stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

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

Free project instructions to stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

Load the embroidery file 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 front fabric piece.

Free project instructions to stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

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 stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

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

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

Free project instructions to stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

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 stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

Place the hoop back on the machine, and embroider the back piece tack down.

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

Free project instructions to stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

After embroidering, cut the excess stabilizer away.

Free project instructions to stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

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 stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

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

Free project instructions to stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

Repeat the previous steps to prepare and embroider five more bell pieces. There should be a total of six.

Free project instructions to stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

To assemble to bell ornament, take two of the bell pieces and line them up to one another with the wrong sides together.

Hand sew the two pieces together starting at the top point and stitching down along one side to the bottom corner.

Free project instructions to stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

Repeat to add the other four bell pieces, carefully adding them one by one by sewing the side edges together.

Free project instructions to stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

Finally, sew the first free side to the last to make all the pieces into a loop. This will make the full bell shape.

Free project instructions to stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

Next, cut a 9" length of ribbon. Use a tapestry needle to thread the ribbon through the top holes on just two opposite sides of the bell.

Make sure the two ends of the ribbon are sticking out the top of the center hole, and tie the ends in a loop on top of the bell to make the ornament's hanger.

Free project instructions to stitch a 3D lace and organza bell.

If you'd like, you can even add a jingle bell or bead inside the ornament.

Organza Bell in 3D (Lace)



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Products used in this Project:

Organza Bell in 3D (Lace) $3.99

Available in 1 Size:

2.00" x 2.98"