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From: grandma C
Date: 04-14-2007, 07:12 PM (1 of 6)
I just got a small hoop for my Jannome MC 5700. I want to put some designs and trim on my grandaughters socks. I need advice. I don't have a clue:re: what to do!!!

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From: grandma C
Date: 05-10-2007, 10:55 AM (2 of 6)
Does no one embroider socks?
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From: Pudge99
Date: 05-10-2007, 11:18 AM (3 of 6)
I have not done it myself but I have read a bit about it.
Here is one way. (
And another (
There is a wasy to do it with the adhesive stabilizers too but I can't find any of those instructions.
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From: Ann Belcham
Date: 05-10-2007, 09:36 PM (4 of 6)
I would think it would be the same as a t-shirt. You need to put a water soluable stabilizer onto the hoop so you can put the sock where you want it to be. On the back of the sock put another stabilizer that you may need to spray adhere. Then carefully fix it with the outline stitch and proceed to stitch. Do your cutting and washing and it should be fine. That is how I would do it but I am not sure that I would do tiny socks as I have a habit of sewing things together and having to wad them.
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From: MotherInLaw
Date: 05-10-2007, 09:38 PM (5 of 6)
You can do it two ways. Either pin the socks in place on top of the stablizer or you can spray or tape them down to the hoop. I prefer to tape them down to the stablizer. Hoop just the stablizer not the sock. Be careful not to stretch the area you are embroiderying or it will stay stretched out when you sew it on. Only stretch the part that is not in the embroidery area. Also put a water topping on top of the sock so the embroidery don't sink into the nap of the sock
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From: grandma C
Date: 05-11-2007, 02:50 AM (6 of 6)
Thanks Ann, Gina, Mother-in-law, I will try your suggestions this weekend and let you know how they turn out.
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