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joysephine
« on: June 21, 2004 09:26:00 PM »

I just got an order for a bag and they want 2 initials embroidered on it.  My sewing machine isn't one of those fancy ones that embroiders pictures and letters and stuff.  What would you experienced people out there recommend as the best way to embroider the initials?  Any advice is very much appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2004 10:13:24 PM »

this is where i learned to do it:
http://www.sublimestitching.com/howto.html

hope it helps you! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2004 01:05:49 PM »

Most fabric stores carry iron-on embroidered letters, black and white, in a cursive style.  They look nice.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2004 08:18:51 AM »

that site is great! thanks for the tip
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joysephine
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2004 09:24:17 AM »

Hmmmmm...I didn't see anything in the stores I went to, sarikat.  *shrug*

I bought transfer paper and a tracing whell and I'm just going to hand-embroider them.  I hope it doesn't take too long.  Undecided
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2004 10:20:58 AM »

If you havne't already started, you might want to try looking for DMC Linea stencils. http://www.herrschners.com/depts/id-2200.html

I know Joann, Michael and Tall Mouse all carry some of the Linea line....

Hope that helps!
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2004 12:33:43 PM »

You could trace the letters on the bag and then use your machine to sew them with a satin stitch.
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joysephine
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2004 08:50:49 PM »

I figured out how to embroider the letters with my machine!  Woohoo!  I have a problem with the tracing paper, though.  I tried to trace some letters onto a test piece of fabric (using a tracing wheel) and it won't show up on the fabric.  Anyone have any tips on how to get it to transfer?  Thanks for all your help so far!
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2004 09:39:07 AM »

In the embroidery section of your local craft store they should have 'wax free transfer paper' in different colors.  Make sure you're using a color that will show up on your fabric (yellow is good for dark fabric)
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joysephine
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2004 10:57:20 AM »

Yeah, it was blue paper on a cream material so it should have shown up. *shrug*
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