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Professional Tips for Embellishing Knits with Machine Embroidery

Add machine embroidery to enliven and enhance knits.
Threads #191, June/July 2017
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Whether you are upcycling an older garment or sewing from scratch, embroidery is a fantastic way to embellish knits.

You may have a garment or yardage that you want to enliven or enhance, and embroidery adds a luxe touch.

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.

In this article (click on PDF), Angela Wolf, veteran of many embroidery projects, has guidance to offer. From practical advice on thread and stabilizer choices to design ideas, Wolf takes you through it all.

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’s tips for embroidery success from Threads #191 (June/July 2017).

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