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Old 02-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #1
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I need advice on Machine embroidery on satin. Anyone done it? I'm off to google to find some info but i figured first hand accounts, tips and tricks are always better so,
anyone have any tips?
tricks?
or just want to offer up some prayers and good luck wishes?

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Old 02-01-2011, 02:20 PM   #2
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Good Luck. I imagine it would be best for it tp not be a really heavy embroidery and to make sure that you have it secured in the hoop well before beginning.
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Thanks for the tip!

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I don't do embroidery, but when working with materials like satin, always place a layer of tissue paper between the machine and fabric. This will keep the machine from trying to eat it. Also, I recommend using the thinnest thread and needle gauge possible for the job.
I hope that helps a little!
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I would also suggest getting some scraps and experimenting with the tension too. I only do embroidery with a regular machine and never on satin...I'm with you I think I'd pull out my hair!! Definitely practice on scraps first for minimal hair loss.
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I usually iron on some interfacing and then use stitch n tear behind it on the hoop. Make sure it's in there tight; use a nice sharp, new embroidery needle; and don't do anything too intricate. Definitely agree with everyone else about testing on a scrap first.
Good Luck, Satin's a pain!
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I don't do embroidery, but when working with materials like satin, always place a layer of tissue paper between the machine and fabric. This will keep the machine from trying to eat it. Also, I recommend using the thinnest thread and needle gauge possible for the job.
I hope that helps a little!
YES...becuase that stuff can snag if you look at it wrong....True embroidery thread like she said...and a THIN needle...and make sure you keep it sharp!!! Or any nip in it will cause it to catch on the satin!
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I usually iron on some interfacing and then use stitch n tear behind it on the hoop. Make sure it's in there tight; use a nice sharp, new embroidery needle; and don't do anything too intricate. Definitely agree with everyone else about testing on a scrap first.
Good Luck, Satin's a pain!
INTERFACE INTERFACE INTERFACE.....talk to the people at your local Joanns, hobby lobby, hancocks...they will walk you through it...but in short..
Yes..the stitch n tear is what you would want...because the type you leave on the fabric would most likely be to stiff...unless you are embroidering a color or bodice of somekind that would need re-inforcements...
also..you may just want to get a bottle of fray guard...becuase there is bound to be a fuzz spot somewhere here....
And just breath.......
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you guys are great, Im heading to my local craft shop to go pick up a few items you all reccomended, i like the tissue paper idea too!

Ive been procrastinating with the embroidery part but, I almost have the skirts finished! after attempting to gather the first ruffle of satin I did hit the edges with some fray check because that stuff is FUZZY!
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