Embroidery Hub Ep. 45: Ribbon Embroidery | Silk Ribbon Embroidery Tutorial

Embroidery Hub Ep. 45: Ribbon Embroidery | Silk Ribbon Embroidery Tutorial


hey guys welcome back to another episode
of embroidery hub and in today’s episode we’re gonna show you how to embroider on
ribbon so this is actually quite easy so stick around you’ll see exactly how to
get it done so before we jump in I just want to remind you guys if you have any
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all right so what do we know about ribbons we know that ribbons are
basically a strip and we know that there are no hoops at this moment that will
cover a strip like this unless you get a specialty about hoop and yes we do have
an episode on how to embroider ribbons belts anything like that using about
hoop but today I’m gonna show you how you can use a regular hoop so we know in
embroidery 101 that you are not supposed to really hoop anything that doesn’t
cover the entire area of the hoop this is because you don’t get the proper hoop
tension so you know you can run into machine embroidery problems but that’s
okay we can get by with embroidering a little ribbon even though it’s not
covering the entire area of the hoop and we’re actually gonna use our square hoop
if you have a square hoop like this or even a regular hoop it just depends on
how big your design is my design is pretty large so I’m going to use my
square hoop and we’re going to use my favorite tool right here temporary
adhesive spray and that’s gonna help lock that ribbon into place to make sure
that it doesn’t move around during embroidery so what have I done here to
prep for this embroidery well I have drawn a few guidelines this is kind of
an not necessary stuff this is just if you’re new I’ve done this yet this is a
good way to make sure that you are hooping straight because that’s gonna be
the most important part of this embroidery you’re gonna want to make
sure that you’re hooping straight because if let’s say you hoop and it
kind of goes like this and obviously you’re gonna embroider on your backing
and not your ribbon so you want to keep your
ribbon in place okay and we’re gonna use these little screws on the hoop to help
you as long along with our little lines so I drew two perpendicular lines and a
point in the center as you can see all right two perpendicular lines and then I
have my point in the center and measured marked my Center at this point it
doesn’t really matter because I’m going to cut the ribbon anyway so it doesn’t
matter as long as I get the center of the design right in the middle so that’s
where I’m going to start embroidering this is where my needles gonna show and
I’m going to line this up with the two perpendicular lines and then when I did
that I went ahead and this is optional but you can do this if it helps I went
ahead and drew some lines to guide me so I can know that my ribbon is straight
okay so you can also another thing that you can do that I’ve seen a lot of
embroiders do is kind of have like a die line like a basting stitch and that’ll
kind of draw a stitch around you can pop it in your machine draw stitch around
it’s kind of like if you’re gonna do applique and then you put it in your
machine and then you use a temporary heater spray and you put this right back
and then you put your frame back in and you start embroidering so whatever way
works for you whatever you find fastest and most efficient you can go ahead and
do so let’s go on to hooping so I have my temporary adhesive spray and I’m just
going to lightly spray the back of my ribbon with my temporary adhesive spray
I’m gonna do that off camera because I don’t want to get rid I don’t want to
get anything on this alright so I accidentally got some on the other side
of my ribbon so I’m going to use another side I’m mark the center again and
remember to spray on your on your backing so now I’m just going to line up
the ribbon with the lines that I’ve created all right so now that I’ve got it
licensed straight I’m making I’m making sure that I’ve smooth it flat and I’m
going to just poop as I normally would just to make sure that you don’t poop
off off-center so these lines are actually gonna help you if you draw
straight perpendicular lines they’re gonna help you to make sure that you are
hoping all right so I have centered my design off-camera for those of you
wondering how I did that if you’re new to embroidery just make sure you mark
the center of your design on your garment and then trace with needle
number one making sure that needle number one that’s exactly on the market
you’ve graded and that will get make sure that you got the perfect placement
so now I am ready to go ahead and press start so let’s let the machine do the all right so here is the finished piece
and as you can see with these steps for centering you get perfect precise
placement to let you don’t mess up and embroider in the wrong direction you get
it right exactly what you want it so I did want to address one thing and that
is about the back of the embroidery I did use cutaway backing and that’s
because this type of ribbon as you can see it’s a soft material that’s prone to
puckering I’d you can see here and yes you can iron this out and I do recommend
that you do use some heat to get rid of it just make sure not to UM go over the
stitches if you don’t use one sheet of cutaway like I did you can use two
sheets of tearaway because that will help give you the stability that you
need for it to not move around and you can just pair it off and say you’re of
selling beans maybe you want to do stashes you can use the same technique
for sashes as well there’s some into ribbons so you can use two sheets of
tearaway in other words as well as one sheet of coating so with that being said
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