Take a trip on Santa's magic ride this season, by embroidering
your own freestanding lace mini sleigh! It's perfect for hanging as an
ornament, holding small treats, or combining with other designs to
create your own festive flight. Follow these simple instructions to
craft your magical keepsake in a matter of minutes.
To craft your freestanding lace sleigh, you will need:
Begin by stitching the
five pieces of freestanding lace onto heavy duty water-soluble stabilizer using 40
wt. rayon thread for best results.
Once you're done stitching, rinse and dry each piece completely. Use
spray starch and an iron to stiffen them up a bit, if needed. (Here's more on stitching freestanding lace).
Start by hot gluing
your pieces together. I began by connecting the bottom of the sleigh to
one of the side pieces by running a line of glue along the edges of
the rectangle and lining up the pieces together at a perpendicular
angle. Hold until dry.
Next, attach the back
rest of the sleigh chair, by gluing along the edges and holding in
Set your foot piece of the sleigh chair similarly, by placing it perpendicular to the
side of the sleigh with
the hot glue, hold in place until dry.
Finally, glue the other side of the sleigh together, aligning the
blades parallel to each other.
Your sleigh is done and ready for adventure!
Loop a piece of fishing line through the lace to hang as an
ornament, or pair up with the
lace reindeer design! There's no wrong way to display Santa's sleigh.