I've been getting so many emails thanking me for the embroidery machine tutorials.
It's really sweet and it totally makes my day to know that
1. I'm not just talking to myself here
2. I am actually helping you guys and making sense and
3. I'm not wasting my time taking all the pictures and writing up the tutorial!
So... I thought I would do another one for ya'll today who are still having trouble hooping those onesies!
Okay... this is how I do it.
First, gather supplies: cut away stabilizer, spray adhesive, pins, onesie to be embroidered
Then- hoop stabilizer and stitch the first part of the design on the stabilizer only
This gives you a guide to where you want to line up your onesie with the design.
Next, spray the stabilizer heavily with spray adhesive.
Turn your onesie inside out and take it to the ironing board.
Now find the center of the onesie and iron a crease in that fold.
Don't worry if there is a big crease... it doesn't matter.
Then line up that center fold line with the center arrows on your hoop.
Make sure you are placing the onesie where you want the design to be.
In this case, the top of the onesie doesn't go to the top of my hoop.
That's okay. It should stick good with the spray adhesive.
And you will pin around the perimeter of the hoop.
Make sure the onesie is laying straight- but don't stretch it out as you pin.
Sorry that photo is horribly blurry... but you get it, right?
Hook your embroidery hoop onto the machine and it will look like this.
Then push the bottom of the onesie up over the top of the hoop.
Then, holding the onesie open- continue embroidery/appliqueing as you normally would a RTW garment.
Now, you should be able to do those onesies in no time!
Come on! Tackle those onesies!
I hope that helps ladies.
Thank you so much for the kind emails and let me know if there is anything else you would like to see in Tuesday's Tips. I'll do my best to help!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011