Lace Christmas Tree
tutorial demonstrates how to
embroider freestanding lace. Instructions specific to
by determining how many lace boughs to add to the cone.
Print the designs from embroidery software to make templates.
A template is a printout of a design, and
it's an excellent tool for planning where to
stitch.Cut out the templates.
If you do not have embroidery software to make templates,
Wilcom's TrueSizer is a free program.
Pin the templates to the floral cone in
layers where you want them to be.
Measure from the bottom of the cone to the top of each layer. Note
those measurements so you can place the lace pieces in those
After embroidering each design, unhoop
the stabilizer and cutaway the excess.
Trim as close to the
design as possible without cutting any of the stitches.
Blot the lace with paper towels.
Shape the lace while it's still wet. Curl the bottom ends of
each piece so that they flare in a bough-like fashion.
Allow the lace to dry completely.
After the lace
pieces are dry, pin the bottom layer of lace to the cone. Use
the measurements that you made previously.
You can pin the lace in a couple of places on the top ends to
keep it secured.
Pin the next layer of
lace in place, followed by another layer of the feather boa.
this process all the way to the top of the cone, ending the final
Add decorative floral or berry picks by
inserting them into the cone between the lace and feathers.
You can also add a tree
topper, such as a dove or angel ornament.
Use hot glue on the bottom of the ornament.
Press in place.
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Available in 3 Sizes:
4.92" x 6.57" | 3.90" x 3.90" | 3.07" x 3.07"