Friday, 19 August 2011

Work in progress...

I am busy working on an order for a personalized baby's change mat, a great 'welcome new baby' gift.

When embroidering on toweling you need to use a water soluble plastic stabilizer over the toweling to ensure the machine's needle doesn't pull up the loops of the toweling - this is the only type of stabilizer that I don't hoop.

 Do not be tempted to try normal plastic - it doesn't work!!

Back your toweling with a hooped layer of tear away non water soluble stabilizer under the design for a good finish.
I will back this change mat with the spotted oilcloth you can see in the background and trim it with self made bias binding.