Freestanding Fabric Designs

Stitch lovely freestanding fabric creations with specially digitized designs! Embroider on sturdy, non-fraying felt, then cut out the shape along the cut line. These designs are quick and simple to stitch - we'll show you how!

To create your freestanding fabric design, you'll need:

  • Freestanding fabric embroidery design - we're using Cosmic Feather (Freestanding)
  • 1/2 yard of felt or wool felt (for petals)
  • Embroidery thread
  • Scissors
  Freestanding Fabric

Freestanding Fabric  

Freestanding fabric designs have been specially digitized to sew on only a hooped piece of felt, so there is no stabilizer of any kind needed.

After the pieces are embroidered and cut out, only the embroidered felt remains, allowing for the pieces to look pretty on both sides.

When you download the design, you will find multiple embroidery files containing all the pieces.

As the freestanding felt design will be seen from both sides, wind a bobbin to match every thread color used in the design.

  Freestanding Fabric

Freestanding Fabric  

Hoop the piece of felt firmly. Make sure it is nice and tight with no wrinkles.

Attach the hoop to the machine and load the file.

Embroider the design. The first thing to embroider will be the "cut line". This marks the area on the felt where the piece will be cut out later.

  Freestanding Fabric

Freestanding Fabric  

Follow the color change sheet, and embroider the rest of the design, changing out the bobbins to match every thread color.

After the embroidery has finished, unhoop the felt. Then using a scissor, carefully cut along the inner edge of the "cut line". Cutting right along the inner edge will remove the cut line from the edge of the felt piece, leaving a clean felt edge after the piece is cut out.

  Freestanding Fabric

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Suggested designs for this tutorial: 
Cosmic Feather (Freestanding)_image
Cosmic Feather (Freestanding) $1.99 - $2.99
3 Available Sizes:
Machine Embroidery: 2.36"w x 7.80"h | 2.09"w x 6.85"h | 1.18"w x 3.86"h