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From: Andrea62704
Date: 12-14-2006, 12:58 AM (1 of 4)
I recently had a friend ask me if I could embroider on some knit stocking caps for him and his buddies. I told him I would try. Is there any special tips you can give me? I know I should use cut-away with spray adhesive. I there anything I should put on the top? Should I do badges and then appliqué them on? I was going to use solvy for the fuzz. Help?

Thanks Andrea
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Member since: 11-29-2006
Total posts: 9
From: paroper
Date: 12-14-2006, 08:44 AM (2 of 4)
I was more than a little freaked when my dear son brought home 10 of these to do the first year I had my machine. You do use cut away. I did them hoopless with a good cut away underneath. When I went to lay them on the stabilizer, I stretched them just slightly so that they wouldn't pucker when they were worn. In my case, I was doing lettering so there was space between the desgins...but I was doing the name of drums so most were 5-6 characters long. I put this off for several days because I just couldn't picture how to do it, called several people who couldn't tell me....and finally bit the bullet. NO PROBLEM...they came out amazingly well!!!! Don't forget the top solvy.

THE OTHER BIGGIE!!!! Find out which way the hat will be worn...edge up or that you don't get the design upside down....check it and double check it. It would be VERY easy to make that mistake. After I did the ones for the drumline, I went back and did several for family members. They were just too easy!!!

Bernina 200e, Artista V5 Designer Plus, Explorations, Magic Box, Bernina 2000DE & 335 Bernette Serger, Bernina 1530 Sewing Machine, Bernina 1300 DC Overlock (with coverstitch)
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Member since: 02-03-2004
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From: Tom Land
Date: 12-14-2006, 09:52 AM (3 of 4)
Andrea, If you have a Bernina (other than Deco) or Pfaff Embroidery (other than 300e) Machine you might also want to consider using "Luny" or some other large fuzzy embroidery thread for a different effect. Don't attempt it if don't have one of those brand machines though.
Have fun or don't do it, Tom
User: Tom Land
Member since: 09-21-2005
Total posts: 514
From: Andrea62704
Date: 12-14-2006, 12:21 PM (4 of 4)
I am glad these are not hard to embroider on. I said sure before I even thought about it. Then I freaked out and have been putting them off.

Tom, why can't I use the luny thread in my Husqvarna 950E? I have never heard of Luny thread before.

Thank you for your help.
User: Andrea62704
Member since: 11-29-2006
Total posts: 9
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