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Embroidered Snowflake Ornament

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These embroidered snowflake ornament crafts have a lovely, old-fashioned charm. Make these embroidered ornaments as gift toppers, ornaments for the tree or string together as a garland for holiday decorating.

Snowflake Ornament Large


Materials:

  • Bridal Tulle or Sheer Organza (preferably white)
  • Brother Embroidery Thread (White 001 or Gold 999)
  • Brother Water Soluble Stabilizer (SA520)
  • FREE Snowflake Embroidery Design from the "Christmas" collect (SA328)
  • Brother Embroidery Machine (any model)
            

Instructions:

  1. Cut 2 pieces of Water Soluble Stabilizer that are approximately 1" larger than your embroidery hoop.
     
  2. Cut one piece of tulle the same size as above.
     
  3. Sandwich the tulle between the two layers of Water Soluble Stabilizer and secure within the embroidery hoop.
     
  4. Wind the same color thread in your bobbin that you will be using for the top thread.
     
  5. Put the FREE Snowflake design in your machine.



    Note: If your machine has the embroidery edit feature, you can bring in several snowflakes at a time placing them as many places within the embroidery area that your hoop can accommodate. This will create an assembly line process saving you on stabilizer and tulle.
     
  6. When you are done embroidering the snowflake, remove the hoop from the machine and take the fabric out of the hoop. Trim away the excess getting as close to the snowflake as possible. Don't worry if you cannot get the exact shape; it will be close enough.
     
  7. Rinse the snowflake out in warm water and place on a flat surface and let air-dry. Press with an iron. The snowflake will be stiff and ready to attach a pretty ribbon to.


Embroidered Snowflake Garland 2  Christmas Garland
 

Snowflake Garland

Following the basic instructions above for making a snowflake garland that you can add letters to and make up fun phrases. I used the large satin stitch letters that are found in my machine for one garland. Here are some suggestions: "Merry Christmas", "Happy NewYear", "Let it Snow", "Winter Holidays" or "I love winter". I made a garland that said "Merry Christmas". The snowflakes are white and I alternated the letters with red and green embroidery thread. When I had finished and rinsed all of my snowflakes and let them dry I was ready to assemble the garland. I selected a satin zigzag stitch on my sewing machine and I set the stitch length to .5. I put two snowflakes under my press foot with two of the little circles close to each other and then I rotated my hand wheel to determine that the needle would drop in each of the holes. I sewed several bars and "Voila" I was ready to attach the next snowflake. I was done with the assembly in a matter of minutes! I attached two bows to each end and I had a great garland.

Note:
Download the FREE snowflake embroidery design here.
If your machine has the embroidery edit feature, you can bring the snowflake into the machine using this feature and then add a letter on top of it! If your machine does not have this feature, then simply use your own judgment for centering. Don't forget that your machine does have a TRIAL feature. Select a letter and press "trial" to determine whether or not it is in the correct location for embroidering. If you have PE-Design®, you can import the snowflake into "Layout and Editing". Then use any of the fonts available with the software.

 

For other similar craft ideas, check out this FREE eBook, "The Make My Own Holiday Gifts Guide".

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