|Woven stabalizer below|
Film stabalizer on top
Then the top part of the hoop nests in
The part that attaches to the machine is beneath the tee
My machine uses cards - no digital downloads. Those cards are no longer available for purchase from the manufacturer (a nine year-old machine is practically an antique these days). I found that out when I finally decided to break down and buy an additional card (I had one that came with the machine, and one that I had purchased for $150 when I bought the machine.) Luckily I found a few cards on EBAY for $50. I bought three. Would even more designs be fun? Would I like to be able to download digital designs or maybe learn to digitize my own? You bet!
But am I satisfied with what I have for the time being? Yes. I don't spend my life, or even most of my sewing time, embellishing. So I am satisfied with what I have, and enjoy doing a little machine embroidery. I've also found that I enjoy repetitively stitching out certain designs like this dragonfly. I can turn it different directions and make a bigger or smaller version.
I've also learned how to do machine embroidery on my tee shirt projects without getting the knit fabric stuck and gummed up under the needle (though I seam to recall it makes a pretty neat noise when this happens!).
Here's what I do....
1) I hoop the back of the project with traditional stabalizer. Sorry I don't known what kind that is. It's the regular somewhat stiff, heavy kind I use for a woven cotton or linen.
2) I put my hoop bottom piece below that sheet of for-wovens stabilizer,
3) then I add my tee shirt.
4) On top of the tee - and before I fit the top of the hoop in- I lay a piece of film-type stabilizer.
5) The smaller hoop piece (it nestles inside the back/bigger hoop part that fits onto the machine) goes on top of that. Then I screw it in place and away I stitch. No more stuck needles and gummed up projects.
|I hope this will help me and others|
Locate this film stabalizer that tops off my tee shirt/knits
machine embroidery projects
Taking a tee-shirt beyond the basics with embellishment like machine embroidery, is one of many things that keeps me....
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