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need help embroidering ribbons

threefold | Posted in Machine Embroidery on

I want to embroider on polyester grosgrain ribbon.  I used sticky back paper and I tried various needles but it still pulls the ribbon.  What do I need to do?

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  1. fabricholic | | #1

    Do you have stabilizer under the ribbons and the stabilizer hooped? Maybe you could baste ribbons onto stabilizer.

    1. threefold | | #2

      No, I was just trying to use the sticky backing.  Do you think adding a tearaway would help?  What kind of needle would be best?  It pulled the fibers in the ribbon causing it to look like lettuce edge.

      1. fabricholic | | #3

        I would use an embroidery needle. I would use a stabilizer, also. That's all I know that could help. Sorry, I can't think of anything else.

  2. spicegirl | | #4

    threefold,

    Titanium coated embroidery needles work well with sticky back stabilizer.  I buy mine online from Allbrands.  My sew&vac dealer also carries the needles, but because I use so many, the bulk rate at Allbrands is a better price.

  3. MargieT | | #5

    Try `Perfect Sew' by PalmerPletsch. It is a wash away fabric stabilizer.  It is painted on with a paint brush and when it is dry it gives a firm surface so is ideal for machine embroidery. It can be used on fine materials so it should work on ribbons.  It is washed out in luke-warm water and leaves no residue. Good luck!

  4. user-51823 | | #6

    is your tension too tight?
    maybe butt a scrap of fabric to each side of the ribbon and zigzag together, creating a larger piece that will handle better while you embroider. when done embroidering, snip the threads and free the ribbon.

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