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Embroidery Advisor Presents - How Does Your Garden Grow?

Embroidery Advisor Presents - How Does Your Garden Grow?

Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?  With silver bells and cockle shells & pretty 3D Flowers all in a row?

Isn’t that how the nursery rhyme goes?  It does here at Starbird Stock Designs.  We can’t always rely on the weather here in Minnesota to grow pretty flowers, so we just embroider them ourselves! 

Here are 2 design packs that you can use to grow your own pretty little flowers.  Our 3D Flowers Large & 3D Flowers Small Design Packs are just what you need to plant right into your garden of embroidery designs.  

             3D Flowers            3D Flowers

As Emma Goldman said, “I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.”  Now you can make a whole bunch of flowers for that vase on your table following our project instructions for a floral bouquet. 

                                                   3D Flowers 

You can also pin a flower in your hair, or on your jacket, with our pin or hair barrette project as well. 

              3D Flowers Barrette                   3D Flowers Pin

Just follow our easy instructions shown below for multiple uses of these designs, and in no time you can have a whole embroidery garden right at your fingertips. 

                   3D FlOWER EMBROIDERING INSTRUCTIONS

                                                 Materials:
              1 3D Flower design from the 3D Flowers Design Pack
              Organza or linen fabric
              Embroidery thread
              Spray Adhesive or Fabric glue
              Sharp Scissors (Optional: Large and Small)

Please have the design color stop information in front of you and read

through these instructions before starting.

You will need to know if the flower you have chosen has 2 or 3 layers of flower petals.

If the design has 2 layers, you will need 2 pieces of organza/linen fabric.

If the design had 3 layers, you will need 3 pieces of organza/linen fabric.

Below you will find a list of the designs with their file numbers. 

There are 2 design packs listed below; 3D Flower Large and 3D Flowers Small.

The instructions below will work with both sizes.

2 Layers

Name

Large design

Small design

3D Flower #1

CD031910FA

CD032010FA

3D Flower #2

CD031910FB

CD032010FB

3D Flower #3

CD031910FC

CD032010FC

3D Flower #4

CD031910FD

CD032010FD

3D Flower #5

CD031910FE

CD032010FE

3D Flower #7

CD031910FG

CD032010FG

3D Flower #9

CD031910FI

CD032010FI

3D Flower #10

CD031910FJ

CD032010FJ

3 Layers

Name

Large design

Small design

3D Flower #6

CD031910FF

CD032010FF

3D Flower #8

CD031910FH

CD032010FH

3D Flower #11

CD031910FK

CD032010FK

3D Flower #12

CD031910FL

CD032010FL

Step 1: First hoop 1 piece of organza or linen fabric in your hoop.  Load the embroidery file into your machine.

3D Flowers

Step 2: Embroider the first color stop and remove the hoop from your machine.
 (This is the top layer of flower petals for the design.)

3D Flowers

Step 3: Remove the fabric from the hoop.

3D Flowers

Step 4: Gently cut the organza away from the design by cutting along the edges of the outline stitches.
(Be careful not to cut any of the stitches.)

3D Flowers           3D Flowers

Step 5: Hoop another piece of organza.
*If your design had 3 layers, repeat steps 2 through 5.

*If you only have 2 layers,
continue to Step 6.
3D Flowers

Step 6:  Return the hoop to your machine and embroider the next color stop.
(This will be the bottom layer.)

3D Flowers

Step 7: Use Spray Adhesive or Fabric Glue and apply to the center of the flower only.

3D Flowers

Step 8: 2 Layer design: Place the top layer on the bottom layer. Use the lines in the center to line up the top and bottom layers.
Continue to Step 10.
3 Layer design: Place the Middle layer on the bottom layer. Use the lines in the center to line up the top and middle layers. Embroider the next color stop and stop the machine. Repeat Step 8 with the top layer and place the top layer on the middle layer in your hoop. Continue to Step 10.

3D Flowers

Shown in the picture above is a 2 layer design with the top layer placed on the bottom layer. 

Step 9: Start the machine again and embroidery the design until you have completed all of the color stops.
(Stay at the machine for this step! You may need to stop the machine and press down the top layer of petals as they may tend to curl up.)

3D Flowers

Step 10: Remove the hoop from your machine. Remove the fabric from the hoop and gently cut the fabric away from the bottom layer of the design.   Be careful not to cut the stitches.

3D Flowers

Step 11: Now you have the completed design.

3D Flowers

                                                       Create a floral bouquet.

                           3D Flowers       3D Flowers

                                                                    Materials:
                 3D Flower designs from the 3D Flowers Design Pack
                 Straight Pins
                 Floral Tape
                 Stem Wire (20ga Green)

Step 1: Bend one piece of the stem wire in half.

3D Flowers

Step 2: Now wrap floral tape tightly around the stem wire from bottom to top.

3d Flowers

Step 3: Hold the flower face up and poke a straight pin thru the center of the flower.

3D Flowers

Step 4: Push the pin into the top of the stem wire. The end of the needle might stick out a little bit.

3D Flowers           3D Flowers

Step 5: Wrap floral tape tightly around the stem starting just under the flower and going to the bottom of the stem.

3d Flowers

Step 6: This flower is now complete. Repeat the above process with as name flowers as you would like to fill your vase.

3d Flowers

                                                      Create a Barrette.

               3D Flowers

                                                                 Materials:
               3D Flower designs from the 3D Flowers Large or Small Design Packs
               Barrettes
               Glue Gun

Step 1: Place the flower upside down, the apply glue to the center of the flower.

3D Flowers

Step 2: Quickly place the large end of the barrette top side facing down on the center of the flower. Hold it there for a little while until the glue cools.

3D Flowers

Step 3: Now you have a cute inexpensive floral barrette.

3d Flowers

                                                               Create a Pin.

                                                                 Materials:
               3D Flower designs from the 3D Flowers Large or Small Design Packs
               Pins
               Glue Gun

Step 1: Embroider the design.
Remove the hoop from your machine. Remove the fabric from the hoop and gently cut the fabric away from the bottom layer of the design.
(Be careful not to cut the stitches.)

3D Flowers

Step 2: Turn the flower over and add a line of glue on the center back, about the same size as the pin.

3D Flowers

Step 3: Place the pin on the back and hold it for about 15 seconds. Then add a thin layer of glue over the pin base.

3D Flowers        3D Flowers

Step 4: Now you have a completed pin ready to wear.

3D Flowers

 

 

 

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