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3D Lace Ornaments

Free project instructions to embroider 3D Lace Ornaments.

Free project instructions to embroider 3D Lace Ornaments.


Add a beautiful and elegant look to your Christmas tree with a stunning three-dimensional lace ornament! Bring this beautiful lace to life, and hang on a tree, in a window, or from a light fixture to add a fun look to your holiday decorations.
 

Project Needs & Notes:

- Heavy-weight water-soluble stabilizer
  (Sulky Ultra Solvy or Vilene)
- Ornament hooks or string for hanging
- Needle and thread for some hand sewing

The steps below demonstrate how to make
and assemble the 3D snowflake and angel.
The same steps can be used for any 3D
lace design
.

This project was featured in the following:
Trim the Tree Lookbook
Free video with instructions on how to embroider freestanding lace.

The video tutorial demonstrates how to embroider freestanding lace. Instructions specific to the 3D
ornaments are below.


Free project instructions to make a lace angel tree topper.

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

Free project instructions to make a lace angel tree topper.

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. Sulky Ultra Solvy is used in this demonstration.

Free project instructions to make a lace angel tree topper.

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 embroider 3D Lace Ornaments.

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

The 3D lace designs contain three pieces. The file names are marked with A, B, and C.

Hoop a piece of Sulky Ultra Solvy or Vilene, and embroider each of the files.

You'll find that 40 weight rayon or polyester works well, as does 30 weight cotton. Metallic thread can also be used in freestanding lace designs.

After embroidering, trim the excess water-soluble stabilizer away.

The stabilizer's packaging should give instructions for removing the excess. For Sulky Ultra Solvy, soak in water hot from the tap for 15 - 20 minutes.

For a stiffer lace piece, soak
a little less so that some of the residue from the stabilizer remains in the lace.

Allow all the pieces to air dry.

Shown left are all three pieces of the snowflake: from left to right are pieces A, B, and C.

Join pieces A and B together by lining up the slots and sliding the pieces together.

Make sure that the tops and bottoms of the pieces line up nicely.

Sew a few stitches by hand at the top and bottom to keep the pieces together.

Slide piece C over the top of pieces A and B. Ensure that the tops and bottoms are aligned.

Sew a few stitches by hand at the top and bottom to keep the pieces together.


To Assemble the Lace Angel

Piece A is shown left, top, and piece B is shown left, bottom.

A
lign the center slot of piece A with the center slot of piece B.


Slide the pieces together until the ends of the slots meet.

Sew a few hand stitches at the top and bottom to hold the pieces together.

Align piece C (shown left, top) with the top of the combined A and B pieces.

Slide piece C around the middle of the assembled pieces until the end of the slot meets the top of the first pieces.

To secure the pieces in place, hand-stitch the pieces together on the top and bottom.

Free project instructions to embroider 3D Lace Ornaments.
Gorgeous lace is a stunning addition to any Christmas tree, and these intricate and unique 3D lace ornaments bring a stylish (and impressive) look to your holiday decor.

3D Lace Ornaments



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Products used in this Project:

Cardinal in 3D (Lace) $4.99 - $5.99

Available in 2 Sizes:

3.86" x 3.57" | 3.04" x 2.69"

Christmas 3D Snowflake (Lace) $5.99

Available in 1 Size:

3.87" x 3.74"

Christmas 3D Angel (Lace) $5.99

Available in 1 Size:

3.81" x 3.87"

Apple in 3D (Lace) $4.99

Available in 1 Size:

3.61" x 3.85"

Heart in 3D (Lace) $6.99

Available in 1 Size:

3.85" x 3.66"