DIY Sashes | Sash Embroidery (Embroidery Hub Ep. 58)

Hey guys do you want to know the easiest
way to embroider on sashes stick around and I’ll tell you how. And they’re actually pretty easy to make
once you figure out the right tools that you need to get the job done. So in
today’s episode I’m gonna tell you what tools you’re gonna need in order to
embroider this effectively and to get it centered because as we know our hoops
are either round or rectangular and they don’t cover the entire area. So I’m gonna
go ahead and tell you how you can do this. But before we get started I just
want to let you guys know that if you have any questions at all throughout the
video to leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you with an answer and I
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this side over here we have the materials were going to be using for
today’s project and here we have two options of hooping. Now this right here
is our mighty hoop. Now this type of hoop is good for belts or belt shaped items
because the problem that arises with these items is that it is not the same
size of the hoop and what we learn in embroidery is that your hoop in order to
get good hooping tension and in order for you not to run into issues like your
fabric moving up and down or you being too loose or losing registration
anything like that in order for you to avoid that you’re gonna need to hoop
your entire fabric in the hoop with your backing. Unfortunately because of the
size of this there is no hoop really that you can hoop this with
traditionally so what you’re gonna need to do is take a few extra steps in order
to make sure that we don’t lose registration and for those of you who
are new here the loss of registration means when the material shifts around
during the embroidery process and then your design becomes distorted or loses
the center where it was placed. So with this scenario I’m not gonna show you
what it be like with the temporary adhesive spray because I don’t want to ruin it because I’m about to embroider it and
I’m actually gonna use it with our regular hoop so I can show you another
way of doing it if you don’t have your mighty hoops. You can still use a regular
hoop we just have to take a few different steps. Now this of course would
be the fastest way of hooping now if you’re wondering about centering you
would just have to center manually you would place a
mark in the center of your fabric wherever you want your placement to be
and then align your needle to that mark. As you would normally do with any other
item that you know if you don’t have preset hoops on your machine or if you
didn’t center directly on your hoop and then what I would actually do here is
get some temporary adhesive spray to help flatten this and kind of adhere it
to the backing so that it’s easier for us to just snap the hoop in and it you
know with this I’m ready to spray it would help fatten it out and it would
just it’s a very easy hooping. All right so the next factor that I’m gonna take
is actually just floating and for those of you who don’t know what that means
it’s that I’m just going to hoop the stabilizer and then I’m going to place
the fabric over the stabilizer afterward and adhere it with some temporary
adhesive spray and some pins. Now some of you might be wondering well wouldn’t
that cause the material to shift and then you would lose registration get
gaps or your design would just become distorted now the answer is yes but if
you use your adhesive spray and your pins correctly like I’m going to show
you then you will not have any issues. So the good thing about this method I’m
going to go ahead and hope this really quickly but the great thing about this
method is that my design actually has a running stitch where I’m going to place
my fabric so in this method is actually very easy because I’m going to treat it
as if it were an applique so I’m just gonna mark the placement
stitch on my backing and that will tell me exactly where I need to place my
fabric and it’s not gonna be any centering involved so this is very easy
if you just have a few sashes to do and you don’t have to go ahead and center
them and mark the placement on all of them you can just do it your design and
it’s all the machine does all the work. So I’m just gonna quickly hoop one sheet
of stabilizer can be whatever stabilizer you choose you can use tearaway or you
can use cutaway I’m gonna go ahead and use cutaway because it is my preferred
choice of backing and also because it’s not gonna show regardless because it is
a sash so I don’t mind using the cutter however if you do want to use tearaway
you can go ahead and use tearaway given that your design is not going to be too
heavy or high stitch count which it’s probably not if it’s on a sash it’s
probably just gonna be some simple lettering so you should be fine using
your tearaway. So I’ve gone ahead and hooped my stabilizer so now all I have
to do is go ahead and take it over to the machine. Now first off let’s talk
about what we’re gonna do to make this happen as you see I didn’t marketing
placement because I have it centered here already and so it’s gonna come out
exactly how I want it because I created a running stitch in my design
that is the placement stitch it’s gonna tell me exactly where to place my fabric
and it is exactly in the size of my sash so it is 3.7 inches wide. Now the
lettering is right in between both of the running stitches so I know for sure
it’s going to be centered. So I can go ahead and just trace just to be safe and
I know it’s not going to hit and then I can go ahead and press start and stitch
my running stitch so you guys can see where we’re gonna place our fabric. So now I’m gonna go ahead and offset the
frame and it’s as simple as placing it now of course when I go ahead and place
it I’m gonna need to make sure that it is very secure on the hoop so that it
doesn’t move around because we’re not getting the the tension or the pressure
holding it down from the hoop so we’re gonna need to create that so I’m gonna
start with spring some temporary adhesive spray freely don’t forget to
spray also on the sides right here. And I just like to cover up the needles
when I’m doing that because that can go ahead and like gum up the needles. Alright so I’m just gonna go ahead and
place it over making sure that I’m smoothing it out so that there are no
wrinkles and make sure you’re just doing that very carefully. As you can see this
is the exact size that’s obviously the trick to this it has to be the exact
size of your sash Then you can go ahead and use um maybe a
very strong tape and tape it to the size of the hoop or you can use pins whatever
works for you. I’m gonna go ahead and use pins. Alright so I’m gonna go ahead and
push the frame back in and I’m gonna make sure my fabric is out of the way
and it is so I’m not gonna be sewing over the other side. Next up let’s talk a
little bit about our design and our thread choice like I mentioned before
for your sashes you’re most likely gonna stick to lighter designs lower stitch
count design. Not anything too complex lettering for instance is fine.
Remember you don’t want to have anything to complex because this material is
prone to puckering so you know your fabrics is just gonna kind of bunch up so
to avoid that you know kind of stick to lettering stick to something that’s not
too detailed. Up next up let’s talk a little bit about thread choice before we get
started now I’m using two types of thread. I’m using like a kind of metallic
polyester thread that’s not really a metallic because it’s not like that
foiling metallic that you get you have problems with and this actually shows up
really nice and it’s kind of easier to stitch with then your regular metallic
is and then I’m also using my regular metallic threads that do require a
little bit more care and observation so part of my design well most of my design
is going to be my silver thread and then the little crown at the end is going to
be the metallic thread. Now for the needle that you are using your metallic
thread I do recommend using a larger needle you can use a size 8012 needle to
kind of help reduce the ten and the stress of the thread in the
needle because this is a thicker thread so because the thread is a little bit
thicker you want to kind of reduce that tension and help the thread pass through
the needles eye a little bit more smoothly.
Also when you’re running your metallic you’re gonna want to reduce the tension
a little bit because like I said before this is a more coarse thread so you just
want to make sure that everything is passing through smoothly so you don’t
get any shredding your thread breaks. Alright so I’m gonna go ahead and press
Start and we’re gonna see how this design turns out Alright guys so here is the finished
product. What do you guys think. Thank you for watching I hope you guys enjoyed
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