3D Lace Fairy in Flight
Flutter away with this delicate freestanding lace fairy! Easy to
assemble and oh-so-rewarding, this design is great for ornaments,
magical gift tags, key chains, and more.
To craft your freestanding lace 3D fairy, you will need:
Begin by stitching the three 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. (Here's more on
stitching freestanding lace).
Using a hand sewing needle or a zig-zag stitch on a sewing
machine, sew the two wings together along the straight side. Make
sure that when the pieces are laying flat side by side, that the
right side of both lace pieces is facing the same direction.
Next bend the wings to the desired angle. Using a hot glue gun,
adhere the bend where the wings meet to the fairy's back. Make sure
that the right side of the lace wings is against the wrong side of
the lace fairy.
Finally cut a piece of ribbon between 4"-7" long, and use a
tapestry needle to thread it through the top of the Fairy's head.
Tie the ribbon into a loop to make it into a hanger.
Your freestanding lace fairy is ready to hang
on indoor flower gardens, as an ornament on a tree, or even as a gift
tag on a present! The possibilities are limitless!