Quick Ornaments and Accessories

 

Project Overview

Make a beautifully-crafted Cut-Work, Scalloped Lamé: Sachet Bag or Jewelry Keeper with decorative Sulky® Rayon Thread and Sulky Stabilizers!

Supplies

 
  • Computerized embroidery Machine
  • Embroidery Cards - Cactus Punch   Signature Series #61 "Steppin' Out"   Signature Series #24 "Snow Family"
  • Criswell Lace Embroidery Card   (for Source contact: criswell-emb.com)
  • Assorted Sulky 40 wt. Rayon Thread
  • Sulky Sliver #8040 Opalescent
  • Sulky Invisible Polyester Thread - Clear
  • KK 2000 Temporary Spray Adhesive
  • Sulky Soft 'n Sheer Stabilizer - White
  • Sulky Ultra Solvy Stabilizer
  • Sulky 2 mm Puffy Foam in colors to match your design
  • Stencil-cutting or wood-burning tool
  • Steam Iron and Ironing Surface
  • Clear Vinyl - 2 mil
  • Rat-tail, tassels and Pony Beads
  • Fabri-Tac� Glue
  • Fusible Web
  • Hand Tapestry Needle & Sulky 12 wt. Cotton
  • Colored glass ornament
  • Ready-made items to put appliques onto
  • General Sewing Supplies
Embroider
  1. Hoop one layer of Sulky Soft 'n Sheer in your computerized machine embroidery hoop.
  2. Cut a piece of Whilte Sulky 2mm Puffy Foam larger than the design area; spray one side with K 2000 and place in the center of the hoop.
  3. Embroider design.
  4. Remove from hoop and pull the Puffy Foam away from the design. Cut away the excess Soft 'n Sheer to about 1/8" from the design. If there is any Puffy Foam poking through the design, shrink these little "pokies" away by holding a steam iron about 1' above the design and steaming. This will cause the "pokies' to shrink back into the design.
  5. From the wrong side of the design, carefully melt away the remaining Soft 'n Sheer with a wood-burning or stencil-cutting tool. You now have a Free-Form 3-Dimensional Embroidery Design that can be used as an applique in many different decorative ways.
  6. To make a hanging cord, cut a 20" piece of purchased rattail cord and fold it in half to make a loop. Tie an overhand knot 3" down from the loop. Lay the cord down the center of the wrong side of one design with the knot at the top. Glue it in place. To pad the snowman's belly, lay a small wad of batting in the center of the design. Slide one or two 4mm plastic beads on the bottom end of cords. Glue them in place at the bottom of the snowman. Glue the wrong side of the stitched out mirrored image design to the wrong side of the first image, sandwiching the cord and batting inside.
  7. (Glue the rattail cord around the edge of the design if doing the Shoe)
  8. Using Sulky Polyester Invisible Thread, you can stitch it anywhere on a garment, even in places that are hard or impossible to properly hoop. This is also mistakeless embroidery without the stress of working on a garment.
  9. Hand-stitch onto a pocket that you wouldn't want stitched closed. Glue on home decor items such as lamps, candle holders, and wood items, or plastics such as shoes and purses to make a coordinated outfit!
  10. To make a lapel pin, embroider design over Puffy Foam, then glue it to a second piece of matching Puffy Foam. Trim, leaving 1/4" of the Puffy Foam showing all around the design. Glue a craft safety pin to the back and wear with pride.
Make the Lace Ornaments
  1. Choose the single lace design on the Criswell Embroidery Card, which makes one panel of lace. To go all the way around a standard ball ornament, you will need to stitch out three of these designs either joined together using the computer software so they stitch out as one panel, or, if you do not have the software, stitched together by hand or machine.
  2. Hoop Ultra Solvy in the machine embroidery hoop and stitch the design onto the Ultra Solvy with Sulky 30 wt. Cotton #1001 White on top and in the bobbin.
  3. Remove the hoop and trim away the larger pieces of Ultra Solvy; immerse in water to dissolve the remaining Ultra Solvy. Lay flat to dry.
  4. Using Sulky 12 wt. Cotton #1001 White, hand stitch the three adjacent end points together to form a ball-shaped top. Insert glass ball and close up the bottom as you did the top, encasing the ball inside the lace.
Glass Stick-ons
To make a removable stick-on for windows or any glass surface, cut a piece of tablecloth plastic vinyl (2 mil) to the size and shape of the embroidered design and glue it to the back of the free-form embroidered applique. If it resists sticking, rub the vinyl against your clothes to create a static-cling, and place on the glass surface.