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Joy Rinearson’s embroidery story…

When I was growing up on the farm where we had three TV channels I started hand embroidering. I made numerous quilts that my mother hand quilted. 
Fast forward to last year. I started to sew some home decor items and my old machine kept fighting me. My husband finally talked me into letting him buy me a new one for Christmas. When we went to our local babylock store they have so many wonderful finished mainly Anita Goodesign items such as quilt, placemats, runners etc that we were so amazed at. I had recently retired and just started taking classes to learn new things. Machine embroidery was part of some of those classes.  I bought the Flourish II as I wouldn’t let myself spend the money on a Destiny machine as I didn’t know how much I would use it? I fell in Love with machine embroidery and how it reopened my creativeness. After Eight months I bought the Destiny and I am excited about what I will be able to create with it. 
I am so happy that I found you and Don on the internet. You are fun and inspiring and are helping those of us new to embroidery and those that are digitizing. I’m not ready to digitize, yet..

-Joy Rinearson (via email to OML Embroidery)

Thanks for sharing your embroidery story, Joy!

Do you have an inspirational embroidery story? email me your story to sue@omlembroidery.com

Sue Brown

How to place designs, Part 2

Do you have issues with proper placement of your designs? Tired of measuring and second guessing yourself? I have answers to all of your issues!!

If you are having issues with embroidery design placement, Designs in Machine Embroidery has an economical and easy answer: THE PERFECT PLACEMENT KIT. This is a fantastic way to quickly and properly place your embroidery designs – I am going to show you the whole Perfect Placement Kit and how easy it is to use.

Here is the link for this awesome kit: http://www.shop.dzgns.com?p=Hk_7ciicV

Here at oml embroidery, I love to try out new tools, new techniques and let you know how they work or if they work. You can see everything that is in the kit and exactly how to use it. I will be using this kit in my videos, it makes everything easy – no measuring, no guessing, no mistakes. The perfect placement kit just works for any machine embroidary designs.

This Kit will work perfectly for placement of any embroidery designs – stitched, applique and placement for embellishments like a monogram on an in the hoop project.

in my opinion, this would be a perfect kit for embroidery beginners just learning the skill of embroidery and more experienced embroiderers. If you know a beginner embroiderer, introduce them to perfect placement kit and save them tons of embroidering time, and of course embroidery mistakes.

Once you get the perfect placement using the templates, then you can take it to your embroidery machine. I have a Brother Dream Machine 2 and a brother PR100E embroidery machine, so I can either use the snowman stickers that get recognized by the machine, or you can use the placement stickers that come with the kit. If you are using the placement stickers, then you can either use the camera to line it up, or drop your needle to get everything perfectly aligned. Yep, it’s really that easy!

Make your embroidery look amazing – on towels, the corner of napkins, burp cloths and even pillow covers – if your embroidery is placed properly, your final embroidered product is going to look the best it can! You can use the templates for all of your machine embroidery projects.

MACHINE EMBROIDERY EDUCATION. FOR EVERYONE.
LEARN. STITCH. SMILE.

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My Anita Goodesign Story: Close to my heart.

Grab a coffee or tea, I am going to tell you a story. This is my Anita Goodesign story, and I am going to explain to you why Anita Goodesign is close to my heart.

My embroidery journey started around 15 years ago, when my kids were little and I was a stay at home mom. This is when I started loving embroidery and learning how to digitize. Within a year, I had formed my own embroidery business and was working very hard, with long hours no days off. Well, I still do that now, working on the business embroidery and then making videos on my “free” time. I am not complaining, I love to work hard and accomplish even the impossible tasks. Around this time, Anita Goodesign started and became (and still is) one of the biggest embroidery companies around. Oh, how I drooled over the designs – so pretty, lots of bright colors and gorgeous fabric. I purchased a few designs, but I never got around to stitching any of them. I moved these designs from computer to computer, backing them up on drives thus saving them for “someday” when I could stitch them out and hang them on my wall.

Fast forward a few years when Anita Goodesign started their website and had all of their design packs on display. Wow. I was thrilled that I could at least see the designs – have you seen the roses designs where they decorated jeans? Yeah, that one got my attention. I loved it. I kept going back to the website to peruse and be inspired and dream of the day when I could actually stitch these designs and be creative, true to my “out of the box” embroidery style. I wish I could be that lucky to be able to get and use the Diamond club designs and those amazing books. I was happily dreaming and being inspired by everything on the website.

Fast forward a few more years, and I finally got the time to do some Anita Goodesign stitching. Luck had nothing to do with it. It was a heart attack. Yep, I was 48 years old and had a heart attack. Not cool, universe. Not cool.

So, what the heck does a heart attack have to do with embroidery? I had to slow down, but I also had to get up and do things. I wanted to do things that made me happy, things that I have always wanted to do and just never took the time to do. This is how Anita Goodesign helped me on the long, long path of healing. I purchased a Halloween Quilt design that I had my eye on for a long time and started working.

I love the background fabric!

Don went out and bought me the exact fabric I wanted and helped me pick out the thread. He also threaded the machine, hooped and helped me stand up. But, I was up, I was happy and I was finally STITCHING ANITA GOODESIGN. The first block probably took me 2 weeks to complete. I could only do a little bit each day before I was too tired to continue. Every day got a bit better, and every day I did more. And more. I loved the design and how each block looked when I finished stitching. I powered on, stitched more. Kept working hard at moving and keeping busy. It was awesome. I felt lucky, happy and calm, because I had waited for 10 years to stitch this design. And I was doing a great job. A dream come true!

I told Don, my wonderful husband, that I had been coveting the All Access books for years – I loved the idea of the books full of gorgeous embroidery designs, silk fabrics, beautiful Floriani threads and so much more. Don insisted that I get a year’s worth of all access, plus all of the gifts you get. Yep, the time of my life picking out all of the designs that I had dreamed of for so many years. Another dream came true.

Fast forward one more time to last week. Last week we traveled from Canada to Charlotte, NC to go to the Anita Goodesign sale and see their offices. Like, see inside their offices – see the work in progress, the machines, the workflow. All of it. The embroidery nerd that I am had so many questions. What software do you use? What software does Stephen Wilson use? How do you do this? How do you do that? These were all questions that I had wondered about for years. Yeah, I am a nerd.

Look how happy I am!!

How does it feel to have your dreams come true? Overwhelming. Really, Really overwhelming, but absolutely awesome. I don’t think Taylor or Lane or anyone else had any idea how much that trip meant to me or how my brain was screaming like a little kid in a candy store the whole time. I boldly walked in there with my Zelda Shield backpack, exhausted and at the same time so excited, and asked Taylor all of my nerdy questions. The coolest part? He answered them all. So. Freaking. Cool.

I gotta be me.

Every month that I get the All Access Books I am thankful and very happy. When I do the videos looking through the books, my happiness, excitement and enthusiasm is real and is from the heart. It’s a big book of ideas, colors, creativity and embroidery designs. It makes me happy.

Both my kids love the Anita Goodesign All Access Books

That is my Anita Goodesign story. The Halloween designs that I loved so much made me get up every day and accomplish my dream and recover at the same time. I struggled, but I was doing it. I worked hard on myself while taking time to breathe a bit and do things that I wanted. For all of that, I am very thankful.

It’s true!! Invite me back, PLEASE!

So thank you to everyone at Anita Goodesign. Your hard work, creativity, and amazing books inspired me to get up after a heart attack and keep going. Everyone welcomed me into the offices. Y’all Let me be an embroidery nerd. You helped make my dreams come true. Even if I have some bad health days or my heart medications make me feel terrible, I can open up a book and be inspired, slow down and do what I can in the day.

This is why Anita Goodesign will always be close to my heart. Literally.

My next goal is to have 100K subscribers to the channel and get a Youtube Play button award. Big goals, I know. Help me make it happen.

Until next time

Stitch your dreams, you never know what can happen

Sue B

We went to Anita Goodesign in Charlotte, NC and bought you some embroidery designs!

Let me first say that this was the BEST TRIP EVER! It was a 12 hour drive from Canada, but worth it! We did some serious Anita Goodesign shopping and had a tour of the Anita Goodesign office where all the magic happens. Yeah, it was a dream come true. All of it.

Well, we did it! We traveled 12 hours by car to get to the Anita Goodesign big Garage Sale in Charlotte, North Carolina. In this video, I am going to show you exactly what we got. It was seriously so much fun, I loved it all! First I am going to show you the thank you package that we received when we made our purchase – such a nice thank you gift in a pretty little box! All for FREE. Next on the video is what we purchased, and most of the machine embroidery designs we purchased are for YOU. Yes, seriously, that is what we did! We have around 200 Anita Goodesign Full, Mini, project and heirloom packs to give away on the channel. There are new embroidery designs, older embroidery designs too. There are tons of in the hoop designs, applique designs for beginner embroidery to advanced embroidery. Do you want to learn patchwork? There is a set of designs for you in my new stash – and you can win it for free! How about large applique scenes? yep, got that too. for any hoop size! If you want to learn how to stitch machine embroidery designs, each embroidery design collection has a complete step by step instructions to show you how to DIY embroidery projects. Applique, ITH in the hoop embroidery are just the beginning – there are so many designs for free for YOU, I don’t even know where to start! We have invested in this channel – nothing in the video was given to us, we paid for everything. We are investing in YOU and want to give you free machine embroidery designs and all we as in return is participation in the OML Embroidery youtube channel! watch, LIKE, comment and SHARE the videos. Shout it out at the top of your lungs to get everyone to watch the videos!! You can do it! Imagine what we are going to give away next? Your embroidery machine will thank you! Even if you are a beginner embroiderer, you will notice the difference between Anita Goodesign machine embroidery designs and other embroidery designs. Your embroidery machine (even if it is a beginner machine) will be happy!

We have invested a lot in this channel, so we hope to get likes, comments and shares from you guys to keep the channel growing. We can do this!

MACHINE EMBROIDERY EDUCATION. FOR EVERYONE. LEARN. STITCH. SMILE.

Print templates for embroidery placement. Y’all gotta do this! Part 1

Precision embroidery design placement: Use Templates for basic placement.

This is Part 1 of Embroidery placement. Part 2 will give you a short cut and make perfect placement so much easier. Stay tuned for Part 2 this week – you will be surprised at how easy it is with this “new” simple and effective method. Don’t worry, you will love it!!!

Another blog on hooping skills?  Yes, but this one will tell you how to perfectly place your embroidery design on any item and hoop it all properly. Templates are the way to go.  If you are not using templates, stickers and/or air erase markers to place your embroidery designs, then you are missing out on some basic embroidery skills.  Properly placed embroidery designs will make all the difference.

Although hooping may be getting boring by now, this is exciting to learn, and will save you a lot of time and effort and money on ruined items.   This is the best way to get our designs placed properly.  If you are not using templates, you should.

Not using Templates?  Why not?

Just about every embroidery program out there has a way that you can print your design out.  I am willing to bet that most people don’t bother to do this.  For some designs and some garments, it is a very important step. Anytime I am going to be embroidering a shirt, or a garment of some type, I will print out the embroidery design at a scale of 1:1 so it is the actual size of the embroidery.  I will then cut it out and “try it out” on the shirt that I am working on.  

You can make some real discoveries when you try out the embroidery before actually stitching.  How on earth can you figure out placement if you don’t have it to move around?

Hold the template in different places to find the right place for your design

Sleeve placement is always tricky!

Some of the discoveries are huge – placement is only one of them – you can change the entire look just by moving the design around, or combining it with other designs.  Have you ever finished a beautiful embroidery design on a shirt, only to put the shirt on and the embroidery is too high?  Or not centered?  Or tilted to one side, even slightly?  Or there is too much space around it and it doesn’t look right?.  Yes, we have all done it.  You either wear it because it is OK, or you do it all over again.  I won’t wear or gift any embroidery that is just OK.  Everything I produce is AWESOME, and you should do the same.  It is ALWAYS better to do some prep work before stitching, then to have to stitch all over again.  After all, everyone can do OK embroidery, right?  I can hand my machine over to my daughter and she can stitch something out and it would be fine.  Just fine.  But I can place that design on a shirt collar, on jeans, shoes, etc.  and precision place that design for perfect results!.  You should always do this too!

Here are the basic steps for placement of any embroidery design, on any fabric or garment that you need to precision place it:

  1. Print out the design in 1:1 scale.
  2. Cut out the design – you don’t have to make it perfect, just enough that you can see the shape of the design.
  3. When you print the design, you should see an X or crosshairs or a circle in the middle of the design – keep an eye on that, you will need it.
  4. Pin or tape the template to your garment.
  5. Put the garment on, or have someone help you here. If you are making a shirt for your husband, have him try it on (see pictures above – I used Don as my model).  You will be surprised to find out that your initial placement is probably wrong.  Shirts look different on different people and you will have to adjust the placement so it looks good.
  6. Look at how the embroidery sits and looks where you placed it. Move it around and try different things to make it look how you want.  Then look again, make sure you have it right.
  7. Take an air dissolvable marker, or chalk – something that you can use and remove later – or even placement stickers – and mark the center of your design on the fabric, or securely tape the template in place.
  8. ***Hoop the correct stabilizer AND garment, and get the marked center of the design in the center of the hoop.
  9. Embroider and enjoy.

I need to add on to number 8 above, because you should not make a guess at the center of your design vs. the center of your hoop.

***Using guides to line up material and embroidery (point 8 continued)

Once you have followed the steps above, and are ready to hoop, there are a few more things to do.  You need to be able to clearly see the center of the design that you marked, and you need to match that up with the center of the hoop for perfect placement.   There are a few ways of doing this:  using placement stickers, using the template that you have printed, and marking the center of the design and drawing guidelines with air erase markers.

Let’s start with placement stickers.

If you don’t have any placement stickers, you can easily make these stickers yourself!  All you have to do is buy some sticker dots, and then with a ruler and a pen, you can draw out the vertical and horizontal lines on the sticker.  This doesn’t take much time – you don’t have to worry about it being straight up and down – you can rotate the sticker when you are putting it on your garment.  If you don’t want to use stickers, you can use the template to line everything up.  Just make sure the template doesn’t move when you are getting it ready to hoop! I like to add my stickers to the garment, and remove the template because I think it is easier to keep the sticker in place. Take your garment off and take it to the hooping station.  Refer back to the template for stabilizer information, and make sure you use the correct stabilizer for the material that you are using. Once you have eyeballed the placement, and hoop (but not too tight) it is time for those plastic grid things that came with your hoops. When you look at them, you will notice the grid of course, and probably some small cut outs here and there that fit in perfectly with the hoop, and also and most importantly the exact center of the sewing field of the hoop. It usually has a small hole in it too, and I find this handy! All you have to do is line up your placement sticker or lines drawn with your air erase pen, line it up with the plastic grid, make sure everything matches and then tighten up the hoop. I leave the plastic grid on the hoop after I have it tightened and check it again – just to be sure that nothing has moved. I am pretty careful when tightening the hoop, so it doesn’t move much. If it is off a bit, then don’t pull on the fabric, loosen the hoop a bit and reposition.

I make my own placement stickers to mark the centre and match up the lines

Template with no stickers:  This method may be a bit tricky if you don’t do it right, but it is easy to line up the grid. Securely tape the template to the garment in the position that you want, and carefully remove the garment and lay it down on your work table or hooping station.   Same procedure as above, hoop the item with the template on it, eyeball the center of the design and the center of the hoop and then add your plastic hoop grid to your hoop.  Line up the lines on the template with the lines of the hoop grid, and make sure the the center of the hoop grid is exactly on the center of the template and all of your lines match up.  Remove the grid and the template and you are ready to go.  Again, when you are adjusting to make sure you are all lined up, be sure not to pull the fabric and stretch it.  As long as you template stays in place, it is easy to line up the lines with the hoop grid!

Using Air Erase Markers.

Follow the instructions above with the template placement.  You can use air erase markers or fabric chalk to mark the center of your design from the template, but also remember to mark the horizontal and vertical lines on your fabric with dots or marks.  If you look at the picture above, the horizontal and vertical lines are in red on the template. Before you hoop your garment, lay it out on your hooping station flat and take a ruler and your air erase marker or fabric chalk and connect the dots to form a cross on your fabric.  If you find it difficult to see the dots, you can still use a sticker to mark the lines.

Once you have drawn out the lines long enough to extend to your hoop, then you can start hooping.  Be careful not to pull the fabric to get the right placement – you do not want to stretch the material (that’s bad and will ruin your embroidery when you un-hoop) and take your time.  Patience.  Do it again a few times – you will get this.  Once you can see that the lines you made on the garment are perfectly lined up with the marks on the hoop, you are ready to go.  Pop that hoop down and tighten it up.  Check it one more time, and you are ready to go.  If you line up the marks with the marks on the hoop, you will know that your design will be in the exact place that you want it to be.  Exactly – not crooked, not too low or too high, exactly where you want it.

It does take a bit of practice to get the position right, but it will make a BIG difference on your final embroidery.  There is nothing better than having some cool embroidery that looks great, no matter where you put it on a shirt!  There is nothing worse than crooked embroidery, embroidery in the wrong place, or off position embroidery.  Those mistakes ruin everything!

As a last note, when you are playing with your templates, you might make some discoveries!  And one of the discoveries may well be a new placement!  If you have a small sized embroidery going on a shirt, and you think that it has to go left front chest, try it on the sleeve, or closer down to the cuff?  Or what about on the back of the hood on a hoodie (those look GREAT by the way).  You might find a better place for it that gives the shirt a different and awesome new look.

Templates:  use them every time you are placing embroidery on something.  With a little practice, you will have great results.

Stay above everyone else trying to make it in embroidery.  Hoop properly, stabilize properly and place embroidery properly.  You will have better embroidery, better items, and even better gifts than anyone else out there!

My advice for today:  stop accepting “ok” for embroidery and shoot for the stars and go for the best embroidery you can do.  Stop taking shortcuts that only lead you back to OK.  Do it, and do it right.  You may be surprised at how people react to your work!

Happy stitching!

Sue Brown OML Embroidery

Think outside the embroidery box with Anita Goodesign!

Think outside the embroidery box and get creative with Anita Goodesign! With a few quick edits, you can take a quilt block and transform it into an amazing design for shirts, jeans or just about anything. You can do these edits in ANY software. Keep in mind that I am not changing the size or altering the stitches in any way, I am simply removing some stitches. I am using the China Blue quilt design from this month’s issue. It should be clearly noted that even when you edit an embroidery design like this, the design still belongs to the digitizer – so you can’t sell your edited designs. Have fun!

Think outside the embroidery box and GET CREATIVE!!!

In this video, I am going to show you how to take a machine embroidery design from the Anita Goodesign All Access May 2019 issue called China blue and turn it into a gorgeous repeating embroidery design for a shirt! If you don’t feel like quilting or creating a quilt block, then you can transform the machine embroidery quilt design and make a design that you can embroider on a shirt! you won’t believe how easy this is, and how beautiful the results are! Hatch Embroidery 2 (the Hatch digitizer level of the embroidery software) makes changing an embroidery design easy and fun. Here are some Hatch embroidery basics in this video and geared towards beginner embroidery and beginner embroidery digitizing. We start off with a quilt block embroidery design from Anita Goodesign. Of course, you can’t embroider that on a shirt, that would be strange, BUT YOU CAN carefully change a few of the embroidery objects and edit the embroidery design. Please make sure that you do not change the size of the embroidery – this is a stitch file, I am only removing elements, not changing any sizes. Anita Goodesign gives you 5 sizes of each design so you can pick the size of the embroidery design that will work best for you. Once you isolate the pretty embroidery design objects, you can start with the embroidery basics with the tools: copy, paste, change the angle and my favorite tool the circle multiple tool. I can’t wait to stitch this out on my Brother Dream Machine 2 embroidery machine. This machine embroidery design is going to look fantastic on my shirt!

MACHINE EMBROIDERY EDUCATION. FOR EVERYONE. LEARN. STITCH. SMILE.

Until next time,

Happy stitching!

Sue Brown

OML Embroidery/OML Embroidery University

Be creative with embroidery designs!

transform a quilt block design into a gorgeous shirt design

Be creative with your machine embroidery designs! The quilt block embroidery design is from Anita Goodesign All Access May 2019 issue. I love the design, but I didn’t want to make a quilt block, although it is a very pretty quilt block – and the other embroidery designs in the collection. I had to think a little bit about it and get really creative.

Now, I am not telling you to change embroidery designs or edit them in any way, BUT you can get creative with what you have. I do not resize the quilt block embroidery design, but I remove some parts and group the rest of the objects so I can play around with the center design.

PLEASE NOTE: even though I edited and took apart the original embroidery design, it still belongs to Anita Goodesign – it is still their design. If you make changes to embroidery designs, it doesn’t mean that you can own that design – it is still the property of the original digitizer. Ok, whew, I just wanted to make that clear and make sure that no one gets any funny ideas. LOL. It’s kind of important to make that clear.

Also it should be made clear that you should not resize stitch file designs at all. You can really make a mess of it, and your embroidery machine will not be happy!! Remember the saying (say it with me now) STITCH FILES ARE FOR STITCHING. Yep, you got it!

I remove some of the parts, group and arrange some other parts and end up creating a design that is perfect for my shirt.

For more details on how I created this gorgeous shirt design for ME (I had to have something cool to wear to the Anita Goodesign Garage Sale next week), wait for the video that will be released tomorrow. The video will show you how I set up the designs and put them together to make a new (ish) design.

The next video, I will show you how to place the design and mark them with the little snowman dudes for perfect placement. I will also record the stitch out.

Be creative – remember the sky’s the limit! Start off with professional digitized designs and get the best embroidery results!

Until tomorrow!

Sue Brown

OML Embroidery/OML Embroidery University

Anita Goodesign May 2019

My embroidery mail arrived! In this video, Beatrice and I go through the Anita Goodesign All Access for May 2019. There are tons of great machine embroidery designs in this issue! My favorites: the China blue quilt mix and match ITH in the hoop quilting designs. These embroidery designs are amazing. I love the thread colors in Floriani threads, and the applique quilt blocks are amazing – they look like fabric! I am going to stitch out a few quilt blocks – and put them together to make something embroidery awesome! If you are even slightly crafty and want to mix embroidery with stunning printed fabric, then you will love the printed fabric cards and stationery. These embroidery designs look amazing – and will make up a gorgeous set. They have stationary, cards, decorations for envelopes and MORE. There are 4 different sets of embroidery designs! Pick your favorite and get printing, and then add the printed fabric to your embroidery machine to create a one of a kind printed fabric card. Do you want a pattern for ITH in the hoop baby bibs? ITH bibs are trending right now, and Anita Goodesign has some awesome embroidery designs to make in the hoop and finish on the sewing machine. The in the hoop baby bibs are so cute and pair perfectly with the embroidery designs. You can make an embroidered matching set for a baby shower or a gift! I really like in the hoop embroidery, and if I had a grandbaby to embroider for, I certainly would. (not a hint girls, there is no rush, LOL) Another great set of machine embroidery designs is the Support our Troops embroidery designs. Last but not least, take some time to learn a new embroidery technique: Learn to reverse cutwork and includes an embroidery project for a reverse cutwork pillow that you can make. This is an excellent embroidery project for beginner embroiderers: you have step by step instructions for the embroidery design, and clear pictures so you can learn the embroidery technique and make an embroidered pillow! Anita Goodesign All Access May 2019: machine embroidery designs, embroidery tutorials and step by step instructions to help you improve your embroidery skills! MACHINE EMBROIDERY EDUCATION. FOR EVERYONE. LEARN. STITCH. SMILE.

I am going to work with the China Blue designs, I already have a great idea!

Sue

Make old jeans new again with some LACE!! (it’s so pretty)

You can do this too!!

In this video, I am going to show you how to repurpose old ripped jeans into show-stopping lace embroidered jeans! I am using embroidery designs from Angela Wolf’s Lace Collection 1 for the designs – and I create my own design using elements from the collection so I can strategically place the embroidered lace on the jeans to cover up the tear. The lace is finished completely in the hoop and then you can use your sewing machine or hand sew the lace onto the jeans. You can embroider directly on the jeans, but it is difficult to do on skinny jeans unless you take the seam out. I used some tulle and water-soluble stabilizer (WSS). Well, I should have used tulle or organza, but I was trying to work on a budget and used “fabric” from the Dollar store, Dollarama. I thought it was organza, but it turns out to be different. At the machine, this fabric looks great, but not so great when I needed to trim it out. Embroidery Lace takes a long time to stitch out – but the gorgeous results make it worth the time you spend stitching. Angela Wolf’s Lace collection is simply gorgeous! Once your designs have finished stitching on your embroidery machine, you can simply cut it out. I did run into some issues with the fabric that I picked out – it turns out that this fabric works for embroidery, doesn’t work for detailed lace for trimming the lace. It was difficult to get it trimmed close to the embroidered lace. If you use tulle or organza you will find this step much easier to complete. Once you have everything trimmed out, you need to soak the lace to get rid of the water soluble stabilizer (WSS) from the back of the lace – and all you will be left with is the tulle and the embroidered lace. Once your lace is dry, you can place it on your jeans. I placed the lace that I designed over the hole in the jeans – to fix the jeans and to give the ripped jeans some strength. You can use your sewing machine with matching thread to sew the lace on to the jeans, or you can hand sew the lace around the edges. Use a zig zag or single stitch to follow the outline of the lace. I used a zig zag stitch in different directions to reinforce the rip in the jeans and because I am using the same thread, it doesn’t show at all! MACHINE EMBROIDERY EDUCATION. FOR EVERYONE. LEARN. STITCH. SMILE. DESIGNS IN MACHINE EMBROIDERY PRODUCTS: Please use the code or link for ANY PURCHASES: SUSAB58 or this link: http://www.shop.dzgns.com/OML IF YOU WANT TO GET EMBRILLIANCE OR UPGRADE EMBRILLIANCE, Please use my affiliate link: https://bit.ly/2SdMvx2 . All $$ will be rolled back into this channel in the form of giveaways, new tools, more tech to make better videos! SUPPORT THIS CHANNEL by subscribing to the channel, liking the video and sharing the video to let us know you want MORE! Turn on notifications so that you won’t miss a video! Lots of cool videos and classes coming up soon and everything is FREE. I have lots of classes and some BIG MACHINE EMBROIDERY ideas coming up, so make sure you subscribe and support me on this journey together! Don’t worry, everything is free – and embroidery fun, too!

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