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Sewing project 2

I am in the process of learning how to work with the embroidery machine. Last night I did a bit of trial stitching on the black fabric of a name badge for Beth’s new swimming bag. The bag was made by Kate. I showed Beth my fabric scrap stash when she wandered round (with hot cross buns!) this morning. She decided she wanted Elizabeth not Beth and chose a piece of day-glow orange. She then selected the font and after a making the stitch file and doing a test we made label. Kate now has the fun of stitching it onto the bag. I left the stick-on interfacing on the back as the fabric is very slidey and tends to fray.


The yellow Beth is stitched over a piece of craft foam to produced raised lettering. Worked ok, but I think I need a tighter stitch.

The gothic Beth I started in metallic thread but it kept snapping. Need to sort the tension before trying that again.

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a_cubed
Apr. 22nd, 2012 12:06 pm (UTC)
How does the craft foam thing work? Do you put a piece of thin forma over the substrata cloth and the foam gets "cut" by the embroidery needle, or do you then need to cut it carefully off yourself, or something else?
qidane
Apr. 22nd, 2012 12:16 pm (UTC)
The thin foam is placed as a piece over the fabric and cut to shape with the needle, that is why I think I need tighter stitching as the cut edge was not as clean as I would have liked. If I had more stitches it would have cut the the foam more.
a_cubed
Apr. 22nd, 2012 01:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Illuminating as to how this is done professionally.
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