Once you’ve cut your fabric area out, tape a piece of
sturdy water-soluble stabilizer such as Vilene or Sulky
Ultra Solvy to the back (as shown in the
basic cutwork tutorial).
Place your hoop back onto your embroidery machine, and
start stitching! The next thing that stitches will be a
tackdown to hold that water-soluble stabilizer in place.
Switch to cotton thread (top and bobbin) and the lace
part will stitch. Then switch back to your regular
rayon/polyester thread to stitch the finishing details.
Once the design is done, un-hoop it, and cut away as much
of the excess water-soluble AND cutaway stabilizer as you
can. You want to remove it from the stitching area of the