They just stitch out perfectly.
I’m very pleased with the outcome – I’m enjoying it everyday anew.
I showed him different designs and he ended up wanting the one I had made in our Pfaff club class, he liked the design and also the finish on the border.
He was very pleased with the outcome. It is a Pfaff design and I used the wing needle and a stitch in the CV machine to make the border.
I had learned a special technique for a perfectly mitered corner from Cathy, my Pfaff dealer, and I was amazed how easy and fast it is to have perfect results every time.
She gave me the fabric and we selected the Battenburg lace by AS-Embroidery. We both like the outcome a lot.
Soon I will be adding a runner for her side board. I have stitched the lace already, and will soon be sewing it to the fabric…
I made two duvet covers the same way. The back side is just one flat piece. Now I will be working on some pillow cases with the same design, to finish off my set…
I started by taking off the small band around the neck, being careful not to stretch the knit (it was not a V-neck but a round one and quite close to the throat and I did not like that). I cut the stitches so I wouldn’t loose too much of the fabric.
Then I ironed with lots and lots of starch. And now came the tricky part: the templates. I guess I printed at least 20 of them until I was satisfied with the neckline.
From there on it was easy.
I hooped a wash-away and then stitched a placement line (I used the first line that is in the applique design straight on the hooped stabilizer). That way I know exactly where the design is going to be stitched. Then I pinned the T-shirt in place. I repeated the first line again, then stitched the second line and then cut what needs to be cut away. Finally, I replaced the hoop and finished the embroidery.
That’s all. It’s almost the same as applique, just with a little twist. 🙂
I had this idea for quite some time but never got around to do it. But when I got the Applique Hibiscus designs (by Allsorts of Embroidery) I knew it would look good.
I did the whole thing in three hoopings, but I had to babysit the machine for the whole process, holding the T-shirt so it would be stitched in the right place, and not suddenly start to make a big mess. LOL
I hope this makes sense to you. If you have any further questions, just ask.
I just love laces! A while ago I was offered a class in heirloom sewing by my Pfaff dealer, as she knows about my passion.
Of course I could not resist and so I spent a very nice day. We used a lot of our different feet, and got to know many new ways to use them for lots and lots of different stitches.
All in all it was a very nice experience.
I’m embroidering laces on my machine all the time.
I was not overly excited by the outcome, as I found it too coarse.
So I went right back and did it again this time with poly #60 and that is very much to my liking.
I used the Applique Hibiscus design from Allsorts of Embroidery to create the neckline for a T-shirt.
I think it turned out really nice.