SINGER® JOY Wall Decor
This beautiful piece will surely brighten up your holiday décor. It features
machine decorative stitching, machine appliqué and free-motion work.
Shopping List:
 ¾ yard green silk dupioni
 Cut one 15” x 39” (backing)
 Cut one 2” x 13” (rod pocket)
 Cut one 8” x 8” square (for letter “O”)
 Cut three 2” x 45” strips (border)
 ¼ yard burgundy silk dupioni
 Cut three 1¼” x 45” strips (border)
 Cut two 8” x 8” square (for letters “J” & “Y”)
 ⅓ yard gold silk dupioni
 Cut one 12” x 34” (center)
 Dark green felt 8” x 8” square
 Low-loft cotton batting (15” x 40”)
 Tassel
 Gold seed beads
 Six to eight red ½” buttons
 Various ribbons and trims for the embellishing
the letter “J”
 Double-sided fusible web
 Rayon embroidery threads: gold, green and
 All-purpose thread (green)
 Bobbinfil
 Monofilament thread (smoke color)
 Tear-away stabilizer
 Edge joining foot
 Quarter-inch foot
 Darning/embroidery foot
 Rotary cutter, mat & ruler
 Hand sewing needle
Preparing the Fabric:
Place a piece of tear-away stabilizer under one of the burgundy 8” squares of
silk. Mark a diagonal line across the square for stitching direction.
a. Note: Use Bobbinfil in the bobbin when sewing with the satin and decorative
stitches. Using the assorted thread colors and stitches, apply the trims to the
fabric. Alternate the trims with rows of decorative stitching until the fabric is filled.
b. Note: The edge-joining foot is an excellent tool for butting two pieces of trim
together, side by side, and sewing simultaneously to the fabric using a zig-zag
stitch. Carefully remove as much of the stabilizer as possible.
Using a pencil, trace the letters J, O, Y (patterns for letters included in last three
pages of these instructions) onto the paper side of the double-sided fusible web.
Note: You will need to adjust the size of the templates provided to fit your fabric.
The letters must be flipped over because the fusible web will then be pressed
onto the back side of the fabric.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for applying the web to the fabrics. The
“J” should be applied to the wrong side of the burgundy silk that was embellished
with the trims and the decorative stitches; the “Y” to the remaining burgundy silk
square; and the “O” to the green silk. After the webbing has been applied to the
fabrics, cut the letters out. Carefully remove the paper.
Mark a line vertically down the center of the 12” x 34” gold silk. Position the
letters down the center of the fabric. Start by placing the “J” about 3” from the
top edge, and spacing the remaining letters about 2” apart. Fuse into place.
Sewing Directions:
Place a piece of tear-away stabilizer behind each letter. Using a satin
stitch, stitch around the letters. Use the gold thread to stitch around
the “J” and the “Y”. Use the burgundy thread to stitch around the “O”.
Trace the holly leaf pattern, (pattern at the end of these instructions),
onto the double-sided fusible web. You will need approximately 22 of
them. Apply to the felt. Cut the leaves out. Remove the paper.
Position the leaves on the “O”, in clusters of two to four. Fuse in place.
Use the green embroidery thread and the straight stretch stitch to
create veins down the leaves. Sew the buttons to the center of each
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Attach the darning/embroidery foot and disengage the feed dogs. Using
the gold thread, stipple inside the letter “Y”. Stippling is created by using a
straight stitch, and by moving the fabric in a swerving and meandering
Trim the fabric to 11” x 33”. Measure down the side of the fabric about 27”.
Mark a line from that point down to the center of the fabric. Repeat for the
other side of the fabric. Trim away the fabric along the lines.
(See diagram.)
Attach the quarter-inch foot and thread the top of the machine and bobbin with
the all-purpose thread. Using a straight stitch (2mm in length) and a ¼” seam,
apply one of the burgundy 1¼” wide strips to one long edge of the fabric. Repeat
with the other side. Press the seams towards the strips. Trim away the excess.
Apply more of the strips to the bottom edges and the top edges. Press the
Apply one of the green 2” wide strips to one long edge of the burgundy. Repeat
with the other side. Press the seams towards the strips. Trim away the excess.
Apply more of the strips to the bottom edges and the top edges. Press the
Using a rotary cutter and ruler, trim the edges to “straighten” if they became
Place the batting on a flat surface. Lay the backing fabric on top of it right side
up. Place the top piece, face down, on top of the backing. Pin and cut around
the top piece. Insert the tassel at the point at the bottom, between the top and
the backing layers. Note: The fringe of the tassel should be towards the center.
Using a ¼” seam, stitch the layers together, leaving an opening for turning. Turn
to the right side out. Press. Slipstitch opening closed.
Thread the top of the machine with the monofilament thread, and leave the allpurpose thread in the bobbin. Attach the edge-joining foot. Select a straight
stitch about 3mm in length. Stitch in the ditch (stitch in the seams) of each side
of the burgundy border. Note: The blade of the edge joining foot tracks nicely in
the seam line.
Sew the beads through all layers in the center of the wall hanging.
Press under ¼” along all of the edges of the 2” x 13” green strip. Pin to the back
of the wall hanging close to the top edge to create a pocket for the dowel.
Slipstitch in place. Insert the dowel to hang.
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