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« on: February 11, 2008 10:37:48 AM »

Hi! I finally thought of what to make DH for valentine's....I want to embroider a cool design on a tie.
But I don't know what to "back" the fabric with so it doesn't look all weird and bunchy when I'm done....have you done this or a similar project?
Any advice would be very appreciated!

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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2008 07:52:35 PM »

You could always iron a piece of stablizer behind it so the thread doesn't show.
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« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008 02:43:05 PM »

a stablizer should help to keep the fabric from bunching when you're done.

Also, ties can 'unfold'. The back has two sides folded down to meet in the middle, and that's what gives the tie it's shape. (I'm sure you know this, but I want to be clear Cheesy ) you can undo the stitching, and embroider on the front and then fold the pieces back down to protect the back. stitch them back close to how it was origonally, and you've got yourself a neato tie Smiley

hope that helps!  Wink
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