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Embroidered Christmas ornaments

Freestanding lace baubles

Freestanding lace baubles add a delicate magic to any festive decoration scheme or Christmas tree.

Use your embroidery machine to make these dainty, delightful hanging decorations and wow your guests when you casually mention that you made them yourself.


  • Water-soluble stabiliser fabric – about 50 x 30cm
  • Embroidery thread in red, white, and the colour you wish to make the bauble


  • Embroidery machine
  • Embroidery hoop

Download stitch files here

How to

Step 1

Download the files and send to your machine.

Step 2

Hoop a double layer of the water-soluble fabric.

Tip: if you’re unsure about the different types of stabiliser and what they’re used for, we’ve written a handy guide, which you can read here.

Step 3

Wind a bobbin of each colour you’re using during the stitch out. Remember to change the bobbin when you change top thread!

Step 4

Sew each of the designs out.

Step 5

Remove from the hoop and trim the water-soluble fabric as close to the stitching as you can (don’t cut through the stitches!).

Step 6

Soak in lukewarm water to remove the fabric. Rinse and shape, leave to dry.


We can’t wait to see what you make! Remember to tag in Brother on Instagram and Facebook so we can share your makes and inspire others.


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