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Spiral Flower in 3D (Lace)

Free project instructions for creating a 3D lace spiral flower.

Free project instructions for creating a 3D lace spiral flower.


Let spring bloom with this pretty freestanding lace spiral flower!


Project Needs & Notes:

- Heavy duty water-soluble stabilizer
- Hand sewing needle
- General purpose thread in color matching embroidery thread (for hand sewing)

Designs featured in this tutorial include:
- M18846, Spiral Flower in 3D (Lace)

Free project instructions for creating a 3D lace spiral flower.

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

There are a couple of different kinds of water-soluble stabilizer that we recommend. 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 for creating a 3D lace spiral flower.

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 for creating a 3D lace spiral flower.

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


Free project instructions for creating a 3D lace spiral flower.

Attach the hoop to the machine, load the file, and embroider the design.

Free project instructions for creating a 3D lace spiral flower.

After embroidering, trim away the excess stabilizer.

Free project instructions for creating a 3D lace spiral flower.

The stabilizer's packaging should give instructions for removing the excess. For Vilene, soak the lace piece for a few moments.

Free project instructions for creating a 3D lace spiral flower.

Allow the lace to air dry, then press with a pressing cloth on top.

Free project instructions for creating a 3D lace spiral flower.

To begin assembling the flower, use a needle and thread to connect the bottom of the spiral flower to itself.

Free project instructions for creating a 3D lace spiral flower.

Continue sewing the spiral. Once the end is reached, tack the tail down so it is flush with the bottom of the flower. It's up to you whether you'd like your flower to be coiled tightly or more loosely.

Spiral Flower in 3D (Lace)



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