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Machine Embroidery on Knits

Photo: Jack Deutsch

Whether you are upcycling an older garment or sewing from scratch, embroidery is a great way to embellish knits. The very factors that make knits so wonderful to wear, however, also make them tricky to embroider. You don't want to lose the drape or softness, or change the fabric's density and stretch any more than necessary to carry an embroidered design. Successful results depend on assembling a team of elements that work together: the right thread, the correct stabilizer, a considered embroidery design, and the perfect knit fabric to carry it off. Here are Angela Wolf's tips for embroidery success from Threads #191 (June/July 2017).

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