freestanding lace star ornament

Hello everyone. Laura here from Trash to Couture. For this post, I will share with you how to create a beautiful lace ornament with your Brother embroidery machine! You’ll stitch this built-in Freestanding Lace Design on two layers of water-soluble stabilizer, then rinse the design in water, to leave only the thread. These ornaments make perfect gifts for everyone on your list (Color and specifications may vary).


  • Brother Pacesetter Lightweight water soluble stabilizer (SA540)
  • Brother embroidery thread
  • Brother SE600 2-in-1 Sewing and Embroidery machine
  • Brother SE625 2-in-1 Sewing and Embroidery machine
  • Brother LB7000PRW 2-in-1 Sewing and Embroidery machine

Project Directions:

  1. Cut two pieces of lightweight water-soluble stabilizer several inches larger than your hoop. Place both pieces of stabilizer in your embroidery hoop. The stabilizer should be ‘taut like a drum’ in the hoop. Tighten the screw at the bottom of the hoop.

  1. Set up your machine to embroider. You will use the same embroidery thread in your top thread and in your bobbin. Take your desired embroidery thread, and wind a bobbin with this thread.

  1. Select a Star design (either design 018 or 019) from the built-in embroidery designs in your machine, and press the green ‘go’ button.

  1. Once the design is finished stitching, remove the hoop.

  1. Cut out the design from the stabilizer.

  1. Submerge the design in warm water for 2-5 minutes, until the stabilizer has completely dissolved.

  1. Use thread or ribbon to tie through the top hole of your star ornament.

  1. Enjoy your new lace star ornament!