Tag Archive: Wearables

Embroidery is Not Just for Hemlines

I was browsing in a department store this weekend and like normal, I was drawn to anything embroidered. Much to my delight, I saw so many embroidered t-shirts, sweaters and jeans. In the past, embroidery always seem to land at the hem. I’m sure you’ve had your fill of floral hemline borders!  Well, finally, the […] Read more…

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Leaves!

By Denise Holguin This is expanded coverage of the Subtle Tees project featured in Volume 104 May/June 2017. Lesson Highlights: Copy, paste and rotate designs in embroidery software to suit your needs. Design:  Leaves & Branches Garland Frame Company:  Stitchtopia / http://www.stitchtopia.com I like to let the creative process unfold.  Initially, when I purchased this […] Read more…

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Volume 103 Overspray Turned in to Opportunity

This blog is expanded coverage of the Subtle Tees article featured in Volume 103 March/April 2017.  This post covers “overspray”.   For spray paint tips, visit “spray paint” I did not heed my own advice when I spray painted the stencil on the t-shirt.  It was windy outdoors and I didn’t cover the shirt well […] Read more…

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Embroidering on Onesies

one7Is there anything sweeter than welcoming a new baby into the family right at the holidays?  It brings the meaning of Christmas home…time to focus on the important things in live and leave the mall hustle and bustle to others.  One of our team members, Sandy Griggs, became a first-time grandma on Dec. 18th to […] Read more…

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Stabilizer Experiment

2016-07-30_16-41-18Normally, I use fuse polymesh stabilizer to the wrong side of the design area to stabilize knit fabrics. But recently, I was working on a couple of knit skirts. The brown one, shown above, is an a-line skirt and easily slips over the hip. I used polymesh cut-away stabilizer on it with satisfactory results. The […] Read more…

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A freshly popped t-shirt!

IMG_5946BL300I’ve been on a t-shirt wearing kick—mainly because t-shirts are comfortable to wear in the summer.  But instead of mass market t-shirts that everyone is wearing, I’ve opted to embellish my own. Years ago I wouldn’t have tried, because I was afraid of the effort to hoop and that the embroidery would turn out crooked.  But with the tools and technology available […] Read more…

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