Santa's Sleigh

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:

  • Santa's Sleigh (Lace) embroidery design
  • Heavy duty water-soluble stabilizer, such as Vilene or Sulky Ultra Solvy
  • Rayon thread (40wt.)
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Optional: fishing line for hanging as an ornament


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 place.

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.


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Machine Embroidery: 3.78"w x 2.40"h