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Topic: Does anyone know how they did this embroidery technique?  (Read 390 times)
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« on: April 06, 2015 06:55:06 PM »

I have a beautiful yellow sweater that has embroidered flowers and lady bugs all over it.  However, the embroidery was NOT embroidered onto the knit fabric.  Instead, it appears as though the designs were embroidered first and then were attached to the sweater afterwards.  I'm assuming they were glued on because one cannot see any stitching anywhere.  The embroidered flowers are very intricate.  Does anyone know what technique was used to create this effect? Know how they attached the designs to the sweater (e.g. type of glue that hold up to dry cleaning etc.) I don't think they could have embroidered the flowers on wash away stabilizer but maybe I'm wrong.  The stitching on the flowers is dense and I'm not sure wash away stabilizer would work....even using several sheets of it.
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2015 04:56:45 AM »

It sounds as though they might have made their own iron on patch on an embroidery machine (if it's homemade).  I've never done this so can't offer any specific advice.  If you do a google search for 'make your own machine embroidery iron on patches', you'll probably find some instructions.  I checked our tutorial portal and didn't find anything specific to this.  Good luck!

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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2015 06:23:15 PM »

You can embroider most any dense machine embroidery design on organza.  Use a good water soluble stabilizer and then cut away the organza close to but not through the stitches.  That can be stitched, glued or ironed on using one of the backing products.  I would sew it on if it is to go on something that is going to be washed often.  The heat from the dryer can loosen the glue.

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