Freestanding Lace Christmas Village
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Freestanding Lace Christmas Village with Sulky Fabri-Solvy

freestanding lace Christmas village

Create a Freestanding Lace Christmas!

This freestanding lace Christmas Village is a labor of love. It takes quite a bit of time to stitch out each element and assemble together, but the results are worth it. Stitched in all white Sulky 40 wt. Rayon thread, this village is a great way to decorate for the holidays.

Christmas Village Details

Start now and vow to complete a new element twice a month leading to Christmas. The work is manageable in chunks as you have time at the machine. This is what “Christmas in July” is all about – starting now on projects to complete by the big day!

Jennifer Tryon created this spectacular set using OESD’s Complete Christmas Village 2019 design collection, Sulky 40 wt. Rayon thread and a bolt of Fabri-Solvy™. Yes, you will need the entire bolt for these stitch-outs! And do yourself a favor and grab a few 1500-yard spools, or a Jumbo Cone of thread to make sure you have enough.

You’ll also need a small amount of fabric (white in this case) for the appliqué portions (mostly signs). Sulky KK 2000™ Temporary Spray Adhesive helps secure these pieces to the hooped Fabri-Solvy, making sure there’s no shifting during stitching.

Freestanding Lace How-Tos

Watch this video to see how Jennifer hoops the Sulky Fabri-Solvy and builds the units.

The featured design collection is also available in individual units rather than the entire collection. Be sure to grab the Quilt Shop to add to your village!

freestanding quilt shop village

Placing Christmas lights in your freestanding lace Christmas village adds to the charm and joy of this set. If desired, stitch the elements in lots of thread colors rather than all white. Either way, you’ll love the end result.

freestanding lace Christmas village front

What will YOUR Christmas Village look like? Let us know in the comments below!

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I am the Director of Content for Sulky of America. The former Editor in Chief of Sew News and Creative Machine Embroidery magazines, I hosted Sew it All TV on PBS for nine seasons. I've appeared on It's Sew Easy on PBS, DIY Network's Uncommon Threads, Hallmark's Marie Osmond Show, MacPhee Workshop and more! Come sew with me!


  • Virginia Jones

    The Christmas Village is beautiful. I have done some lace designs, an angel and ornaments and really had trouble getting the knots through the eyes even with using a tool to open the eyes. How difficult is that with this set?

    • Ellen March

      I suggest you contact OESD directly. We are not affiliated with them but fell in love with this collection. I’m sure they will help guide you through the process. Thanks for reading!

  • Donna Darracott

    I have purchased all of the Christmas Village and completed 3 or 4 stores and the Fire Station),3 familly members were or are firefighters, however, due to personal situations not permitting me to complete the Village, I do not have the lights to put in the buildings. What type of lights have you used and where can I purchase them?
    With the lock – down about to be issued again, I would like to finish my Village this year, WITH THE LIGHTS, It really makes the Village more beautiful.
    Thank you for all your wonderful webinars and classes.

    • Ellen March

      Hi Donna,
      These mini LED lights would work great!
      They are battery operated and you can hide the cords. There are 12 strings of lights with this pack so you can use one for each big building, I think.

    • Ellen March

      You’ll have to contact OESD directly regarding the new design. We are not affiliated with them. I”m sure it’s just as beautiful! We’d love to see pics of your villages!

  • C. Kay Bergren

    I have the entire village completed. Mine was completed using all white thread with a pale yellow crystalline organza and white satin for the snow on the roofs. It is truly beautiful! It has been so much fun to complete and look forward every year to their new addition. Hope it continues on for many, many years.