Stitch a design so magical, the stitches stand
on their own -- and the joints even move! Each piece of this unicorn
is specially digitized for freestanding embroidery, with holes to
connect the joints. We'll show you how!
To get started, gather these supplies:
Begin by winding a bobbin to match each thread color
used in the design. Then follow the color change sheets and stitch out
all of the pieces of the design onto heavy duty, water-soluble
Once finished sewing, wash, air dry, and press each
(Here's more on stitching freestanding embroidery).
Each of the pieces have round holes called
"eyelets" on them. The brads will go through these eyelets to
connect the pieces. Make sure the brads being used are 1/4" wide or
larger, so the pieces do not fall off.
Take the first group of pieces, and line up the
eyelets. For the legs place one leg behind the body, and the other in
front of it. Also make sure the right side of the embroidery is all
facing the same direction for all pieces.
Then slide the brad through the eyelets. Make
sure the round end of the brad ends up on the front side of the
On the back side of the pieces, open up the metal
prongs of the brad. This will keep the pieces in place, and allow the
legs to move but not fall off.
Finally, repeat to attach all of the pieces onto
the body using the brads.