Hello. My name is Shannon and I was hoping someone could give me some information or tips on hand embroidery. What I would really like to do is embroidery a pretty large logo on the back of a knit hoodie and a name on the left chest. It’s a gift for a friends birthday and I’ve looked into having it professionally done, but any company I’ve come across that does the embroidery requires at least a 1 dozen garment minimum. I just want to make one, possibly 2 – the second for myself if I like it 🙂
Now, I’ve done plenty of hand stitching and cross stitching, but haven’t actually done embroidery onto an already made garment. What could I use as a stabilizer? Is there any way to place the image on the garment as a template for stitching? I really am lost as to how to start.
Another thing is that this could possibly be a very heavily worn garment and is there anything I can do to make the embroidery stronger or so that it could be machine washed? Also, the garment will be black and the thread used will either be dark grey or black if that makes a difference in the materials I use.
I appreciate any and all help with this. Thank you!