Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Machine Embroidery and wool!

A number of my T shirts have seen better days, so I decided to cheer them up with some machine embroidery.
I hooped up heavy washaway and then carefully placed the T shirt in place on the top. I do not hoop up the T shirt. Making sure the excess T shirt is out of the way I carefully hold it in place while the pattern sews out. I find I get less wrinkles and puckers using this method, but I do have to be careful of my fingers!

I adore the frog design and was tempted to use it on all three T shirts.

Three T shirts given a new lease of life

Yummy colours
Deremores offered me a 15% off coupon as I had not ordered from them in a while... who can resist a tempting offer... not me!  So I ordered 13 balls of different coloured Stylecraft DK Special which meant I got free delivery plus the 15% off. I only ordered them on Saturday and they arrived Monday, if only everyone offered such a good service.  I have a project in mind for these lovely colours, but must complete my silver project and keep upto date with my Lily Pond CAL before I start anything else.

1 comment:

Josie said...

I had an embroidery machine but got rid of it as I couldn't get the hooping right and the puckers drove me mad. I now just free motion embroider but I wish I had of known about the 'no hoop' method!

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